Did you ever start a project and know it would finish very quickly? Well, this one should have been one of those quilts. I had it all cut out and ready to go and then the universe intervened and taught me a lesson in patience and healing. This Pop Star Quilt was all ready to be sewn right before I broke my ankle. I am well past that, in fact, I saw my orthopedic surgeon for what was the last time and am just to keep working at getting it back to 100%. Now let’s take a look at this quilt.
The Pop Star QAL
Sandra Walker, of mmmQuilts!, has an annual QAL with one of her fun patterns. This year’s quilt was the Pop Star Quilt. You can find all the information about the quilt along here. I met Sandra, via the internet, in 2017 through the New Quilt Bloggers group – we have been friends ever since!
One of my “rules” is to use my stash when I do a QAL. First, it helps with stash reduction and they often become on the quilts for Hands2Help. Second, it helps control the urge to get more fabric, something I do not need to do. I have found I enjoy having one or two easy QALs each year, and Sandra’s are always among my favorites.
Sandra’s first version was in this colorway. Check out the parade of quilts if you would like to see it in a variety of colors.
I thought it ironic that the fabrics I choose were quite similar. I am not one of those quilters that has the need to do follow a pattern exactly. The lead fabric was in my stash and was not what I thought it was when I got it. So, when I saw this pattern, I thought the starry qualityof the fabric and the fact that there is some glitter on it would be perfect. The background is one of the grunges…which has a little gray but not very much in it. This fabric works well since it is not so solid as to make one fearful to use the quilt, at least I hope so.
I enjoyed making the units. It really is a nicely paced QAL and I would do a section every few days.
I chose to quilt this in an allover pattern that would make this a cozy baby quilt. I tried a denser pattern but it was too much for this quilt. Custome quilting would have been nice, but I was already so late on finishing it, so I decided a simpler pattern would be better.
The pattern is called Water Meander and is available on ProStitcher. I could not find it for sale anywhere, but there are plenty out there like it.
I used up nearly all of the featured fabric by binding the quilt with it. I think it will be the perfect cuddly quilt for a baby. This was one of my second-quarter goals in #wipsbgone2022 and I am so pleased to show it to you. It has been done for more than a week, but I seem to be slower getting to my blog these days; I think it is PT in my schedule that is messing me up a bit!
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