MCM #41 – Snap, Crackle, Pop!

I am so excited today. I have finally finished the quilt and pattern I’ve been working on and am ready to share it with all of you. I love this quilt – it’s called Snap, Crackle, Pop!

SCP---Front-View

I finished the quilting at the beginning of last week, but getting pictures proved to be a bit challenging. The weather definitely didn’t want to cooperate!

I have had this design sketched for a while but had to decide what fabrics to use before I made it. I love some of the new print collections that have recently started hitting the stores, but I felt compelled to do this quilt in solids.

SCP - Grape Vine Rail

The colors I chose were Kona – Berry, Pomegranate, Melon, Kumquat, Daffodil, and Mango. They work so well together! The background is Kona Snow. Well, most of the background is Snow. When I cut the background pieces, I cut some of the rectangular pieces the wrong size. So I grabbed more fabric off the shelf and cut them the right size. When I sewed everything together I was irritated to find that I had actually grabbed a White instead of Snow. Geesh! At this point I had to make a judgment call – unpick, re-cut, and re-sew all the rectangular pieces or let it go.

I chose to let it go….  Normally I would have corrected the mistake. But I am keeping the quilt for myself and even though it irritates me a bit when I look at it, for the most part I can live with it.

I learned a valuable lesson though – label your solids! 🙂

Quilting Detail

(See the Figure 8’s – that is the wrong color fabric)

I did a combination of feathers, pebbles, matchstick, figure 8’s, and arches for the quilting. Everything is freehand with no marking and almost every inch is quilted. The only pieces left un-quilted are the little squares at the bottom of the pic.

I had so much fun doing the quilting on this one. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to quilt with so many different designs and I loved doing it. It reminded me that we should all take some time to do something fun once in a while – it wakes up and refreshes our spirit.

Snap Crackle Pop

I can see this quilt done with scraps, or in an ombre style of a single color. How about 30’s prints for a fun quilt, or Christmas prints? So many possibilities, I will definitely have to make more than one!

The size is 64″x78″, perfect for snuggling up with on your sofa or recliner. You can make it smaller or larger by changing the number of columns or rows.

The pattern is available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops for an introductory price of $6 through November 15th. After that it will be available for regular price.

Releasing this pattern is my crush for this week. I feel like I’ve been working on it for so long! How about you? I would love to see what has you excited to be in your sewing space this week. You can link up any blog post or Instagram or Flickr pic below – here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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24 Responses to MCM #41 – Snap, Crackle, Pop!

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  2. I love this design! The strong graphic pattern is highlighted so well by your awesome quilting!

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  4. Jasmine says:

    Congratulations on an amazing pattern! I love the ombré effect, even in the background fabric. Your quilting really highlights the shapes in the blocks. Stunning!

  5. wow!! I adore this quilt! The colors, the quilt, the photography – all stunning!

  6. Great quilt Beth! Congratulations on the pattern – they are a lot of work to write. You should be real proud of this one!

  7. thebiasedge says:

    I just want to say thanks for hosting the linky party. As for the quilt, I love the gradation of colours.
    Sandra

  8. Gina says:

    A beautiful quilt. I love the colour scheme

  9. Congratulations, Beth! The quilt looks really incredible! The photography setting is wonderful too. It really showcases the colours of the quilt. The colour mistake does not look like a mistake at all. I like the subtle difference 🙂

    -Soma

  10. Cathy says:

    Beth, that quilt is beautiful! The colors remind me of candy corn. 🙂 Love the pattern. Just gorgeous!

  11. Alycia says:

    Beautiful Quilt! Love the title too!!

  12. Colleen says:

    Gorgeous! I think using the white and snow in the background gives it movement. Love the quilting.

  13. Anne Beier says:

    Beautiful job, Beth. I know what you mean by getting good photos when the weather isn’t cooperating. I have a finish to crush on and will, and yesterday was the only good weather day for the photo shoot.
    Your quilting is stunning. And the pattern is so pretty. The color choices, with the solids makes me think of fall and fall sunsets in New England. Well done.

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  15. What a beautiful quilt design, Beth! I love how it reads in solids and can see so many fun possibilities (a ROYGBIV color gradient would be so yummy)! Congratulations on another great quilt pattern.

  16. Tish says:

    Love the new pattern, Beth! And your quilting choice for this one rocks!

  17. katyquilts says:

    Oh, this is lovely! I wouldn’t have unpicked either, it gives character!

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  19. Kate says:

    Beautiful use of color! Very bright, very fun. Congrats on the new pattern, it’s stunning.

  20. Judy says:

    Beautiful quilt, Beth! I rather like the different colors for the background! Design element – definitely not a mistake! And the quilting is fabulous!! Congrats on your release of a great pattern!

  21. Lea Anne says:

    I’ve made that same mistake with Kona. You just don’t see the difference until they are side by side. Like you I lived with it. Great save on the color mistake, it looks like it was meant to be.

  22. Susan says:

    To tell you the truth, I like the subtle shade difference. It’s always in the same place in each block, and looking at the first picture, I can tell there’s something slightly different, but it all seems of a piece with the gradation of colored parts. When I get a chance to make it, I think I will definitely mix wow and coc in the same way. It adds something to the quilt that I like. Thanks for showing it in so many different ways, and for the close-ups of the quilting. I love quilting close-ups! I really like the oval feathers, too. I’ve only done circles, and the oval is really lovely, especially with the pebbled centers. Really a very beautiful piece, Beth.

  23. Cath says:

    Oh wow, Beth!! that is a stunning quilt andI love the photography setting…..the quilting is really lovely too….you inspire me to achieve the same! btw….I can’t see a colour difference…I have looked and looked so just let it go…..altogether 🙂

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