Popcorn quilt

This quilt came about because I finally tried my hand at English paper pieceing (hexies, of course!), and wanted to incorporate some into a quilt. 

 Lupin blends in to this grey fabric! 

Lupin blends in to this grey fabric! 

My idea was to scatter the hexies around, like popcorn popping, on a simple background.  For the first time, I made a quilt exclusively using one line of fabric, Waterfront Park by Violet Craft.  I made the hexies from a little charm pack that featured the whole line, and then I chose some favorites from the line for the main background and stripes.  I love that dark grey with the bridges on it, and the orange and fuscia against it.

 Finished Popcorn quilt  

Finished Popcorn quilt  

For my money (literally and figuratively, haha), the best thing about this quilt is Nikki Maroon's quilting.  Each hexie got individual attention, then she did an amazing overall design mixing straight lines and random bursts of paisley.  I absolutely love the quilting.

The popcorn quilt is twin-size and will go into my pile of quilts to give away as my nieces, nephew, and boys go off to college.