Sugar POP Quilt Pattern

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

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The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a cousin to the Maypole pattern in that it builds from foundational triangles using strips. There are, however, a few key differences that make this pattern really special:

  • The base triangles are NOT cut on the bias. Sugar POP cuts these base triangles in such a way so that the foundation of the quilt is build on the grain of the fabric, rather than on a stretchy bias edge. This one simple thing will prevent warping and inaccuracies.
  • It's symmetrical. Part of Maypole's appeal is that it looks like various ribbons being woven together. Sugar POP, on the other hand, creates a bold, retro-like look by leaning into strong lines and total symmetry.
  • Play up that gradient! Because the strips are all the same width and the layout is symmetrical, you can play with different gradient effects through color and pattern scale.
  • There's a pillow! A Maypole pillow pattern is in the works, but until then, use your scraps to create a chic 18" square Sugar POP pillow. This 18" square also makes a beautiful wall hanging. Click here for a full quilted pillow with zipper tutorial.

Just like the Maypole pattern, though, Sugar POP really does make the BEST baby quilt. It's fast, it's fun and it looks different every time. I actually enjoy making this quilt more every time I do it – and I've now done it four times!

And if you're wondering way I shout every time I say the POP, it's because I think of this pattern as being a sweet treat with a retro POP! So make sure you're shouting POP too.

Sugar POP Baby Quilts

I made these two baby quilts for cousins arriving this winter. Even though I didn't use the same color scheme, these coordinating quilts still look so good together. I'm hoping for many sweet baby photoshoots in the future.

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The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Both of these baby quilts were made using fabric from my stash. I'm going to try my best to tag the fabric, but some of it is a little old so unfortunately it may be hard to find the exact print.

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Orange & Blue Baby Quilt

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Burnt Sienna Baby Quilt

The Sugar POP Quilt Pattern is PERFECT for Hand Quilting

Technically I could say that about most of my quilt patterns (because most quilts just look great hand quilted), but this pattern specifically lends itself to hand quilting. Even though I really didn't have time to hand quilt – with the pattern release and holidays all colliding, but I still couldn't help myself. They were both screaming at me to be hand quilted.

Screaming.

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

I mean...we had the first snowfall in Chicago. How could I resist?

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

I used my classic technique on both of my throw quilts by machine quilting in the ditch (or slightly off the ditch) and hand quilting extra areas for added texture and decoration. Check out my hand quilting video tutorial here!

The icy blue gradient Sugar POP seen here uses low-loft Quilters Dream bamboo batting. You can see that it has a very different effect than the mauve gradient Sugar POP quilt. That quilt incorporates much more hand quilting as well as high-loft Quilters Dream wool batting.

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

And just in case you wanted to see a very pregnant quilter try to fight the wind and freezing rain for the sake of a quilt photo...

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

Icy Blue Gradient Throw Quilt

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

See that wonderful puffy texture? That's the wool batting doing it's lovely wooly thing. You can get a great puffy texture even if you choose to do machine quilting, however, the puff is extra pronounced and cuddly if mixed with hand quilting.

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

Mauve Pink Gradient Throw Quilt

This quilt uses mostly Cotton Couture fabrics by Michael Miller. These fabrics have a beautiful, tight weave that is creamier than Kona cotton, but thicker than Birch Fabrics poplin. I have nothing but great things to say about this fabric, however (and this is a big one) you can't buy these colors until mid February 2019. I know...major bummer. Here's a full list of all of the new colors. I will list the actual colors used and try to match these with colors you can purchase now.

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

Sugar POP Quilts in the Wild

1980s Sugar POP Baby Quilt by Modernly Morgan

Fabrics are Kim Kight's Snap to Grid collection for Cotton + Steel and I made the baby size Sugar POP.  They're pretty funky prints but I'm loving the 80's vibe it gives off!

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Burgundy & Teal Sugar POP pillow and Pineapple Baby Quilt by Saija Kiiskinen

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Green & Navy Baby Sugar POP Quilt by Emily Jane

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Christmas Sugar POP Throw Quilt by Anastasia Rozova

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. This pattern makes the perfect Christmas holiday quilt too!
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. This pattern makes the perfect Christmas holiday quilt too!

Boho Floral Sugar POP Baby Quilt by Coby Rachel Hobbs

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Lavender & Mustard Floral Baby Quilt by Prow House Quilts

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.

Essex Linen Sugar POP Throw Quilt & Pillow by Caitlyn Williams

The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.
The Sugar POP quilt pattern is a PDF download that includes throw, baby and a pillow size. This modern design works well as a gradient or with fabric scraps. It's also perfect for hand quilting.

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13 thoughts on “Sugar POP Quilt Pattern

  1. Suzanne says:

    You are winning me over to modern quilt designs with your gorgeous work and effervescent attitude toward everything! So glad I found your website.

  2. Nancye says:

    Beautiful quilts. I’m loving this new pattern. You say you’re “very” pregnant….that’s what you think now. Just wait!

  3. JoEllen Langwell says:

    Love, love, love this quilt! I would love to make it as a queen -size quilt as a gift for my daughter’s wedding. I’m not sure how to make the pattern adjustments. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      The original version of this pattern included a queen size, but because the quilt builds on base triangles it was either going to be incredibly difficult to navigate the bias edges OR it was going to take lots and lots of fabric to cut the triangles in such a way that the base of each was on grain. In the end I chopped the queen size. However, if you like this style, the Maypole pattern is similar and includes instructions for a queen.

  4. Jessy says:

    #quiltgoals You always deliver the best patterns! And let’s just say your pattern testers are taking a run at you…they all did such beautiful work. I love that you showcase their work as well. Makes me think of different color combos

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