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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pop Star Finish

I finished up my Pop Star quilt this weekend, and I can say with certainty that this color palette is one that I will have to use again.  I love it!


I found the perfect shade of purple polkadot for the backing and added a stripe of the turquoise tile print.  Unfortunately, despite the fact that I thought I measured properly, when I basted it, the backing was about two inches too short.  AARGH!  I had to peel the whole thing off of the floor and figure out a plan.  Luckily I had a just enough of the tile print left to add a stripe to the top to make it long enough.


Basting is absolutely my least favorite part of the quilting process, and I had to do it twice to fix my mistake, but I must admit that it was a bit of a happy accident.  I think the top stripe looks pretty cool!  


One of my favorite parts of this pattern is the cross shape in the negative space.  Plus, the fact that the blocks are 18 inches made this quilt pretty quick and fun to make. This finished quilt measures 54" x 72."  I am madly working on the Pop Star pattern in this size, plus twin and queen sizes, so be on the lookout for it soon!


28 comments:

  1. It looks great! Do you hand or machine baste? -Elizabeth

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    1. I baste by crawling around on the floor and using painter's tape to keep the backing tight on the floor, then safety pinning the three layers together. Then I free motion machine quilt. If there was a machine to do the horrible task of basting, I would LOVE that!

      :) Kelly

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  2. Great design, the color combination is perfect!

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  3. Luscious, vivid colours! A really inspirational quilt!

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  4. I love it. Those colours are just stunning and the design really brings out their vibrancy and richness.

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  5. Kelly, Love your finish... this is a palette I could def embrace myself... nice that that is your stash too! Thanks for a pattern for this fun quilt! Kathi

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  6. Great colors. love the piecing and pop of color on the back.

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  7. Love the colors! Can't wait to see the pattern!

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  8. very modern looking with the those colors and design is kind of modern too isn't it.

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  9. This quilt is gorgeous! I adore this palette. In fact, it's funny - I was looking at fabric earlier and was thinking I needed more of just these colors in my stash! Maybe you should try your hand at fabric design because you always have the prettiest quilts and use palettes we don't see every day. You have a great eye!

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  10. You have quite an eye for color my friend. Gorgeous!

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  11. Love the quilt and the size of the blocks. Wonderful that there will be a pattern.

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  12. This is lovely, really original colour palette!

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  13. I love this quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us and I look forward to the pattern. :-)

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  14. This is a beautiful quilt! I love the color scheme you used, and the back looks great, even if it was challenging to get to that point!

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  15. If you hadn't said anything I would have never known you made a mistake in your measuring! I like that top stripe! The colors for this quilt are great. I really like them and the pattern is adorable!

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  16. The colors are amazing! I love the backing as well :) Another great design Kelly!

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  17. I like it!! Colors are wonderfully different :-)

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  18. The colors in this quilt are some of my favorites too. I love the look of the pattern and especially your pieced backing.

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  19. I normally don't like purple at all, but this beauty just might sway me! It's gorgeous! Can't wait until you have the pattern(s) ready!

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  20. An amazing quilt... love that scrappy binding!

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  21. Looks great! I too love the large block design. I look forward to your pattern.

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  22. I love the color options you choose! Love that plum and aqua together

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  23. I love the colors you chose for this quilt. Beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful quilt!! Seeing your creation excites me for this pattern when it is available! Nice color scheme too!! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Any chance you need a pattern tester? I love that design and have the perfect set of fabrics for it!

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