Friday, August 10, 2012
Mod Pop - Ta Da!
My Mod Pop pattern testing quilt is all finished - quilted, bound, washed and dried. I am in love with this little quilt. I think I might need to make a larger one this fall.
It is about 42" x 49" and I used a Kona Poseidon Bundle and maybe a few extra greens and blues together with Kona Snow for the top and the scrappy binding.
I love this modern design made from squares and quarter circles. The pattern is by Julie Avant from Distant Pickles and will be available to buy in a few days. If you click here you can see the version Julie made with prints, it is wonderful. Julie has also given me one pattern to give away to one of you - I have made the grade, finally, as a pattern tester.
I had so much fun quilting this one. I wanted to densely quilt it and also to make it appear that the white chains were on top of the background swooshes and circles.
I used a creamy white Superior Threads King Tut thread for the white chains and followed the edges rather organically.
The coloured parts are quilted with a variegated blue Sulky thread. I marked the cross hatch with a hera marker, although I did not strive for perfect lines - I just tried to keep them on mostly the same angles so your eyes would see them as continuing under the white bits.
That picture above is before washing where you can see the quilting lines before the thread and batting shrinkage has made them tighten up. Also, I just love the swooshes that the background makes.
That picture is the whole quilt before washing. I have to say that it is just so much better after the wash and dry.
For the back I wanted a funky 70's style large print and this one from Karavan by Valori Wells was perfect. Also, I swear she used a Poseidon bundle to inspire her colours as the matches between the colours are amazing.
The pattern is easy to follow and is multi-sized. To win a copy of the pattern, just leave me a comment. Let me know what you think of this wonderful pattern and my quilted version of it - I will make sure to share the comments with Julie too - this is her first pattern, I am hoping she makes more.
And if you want a second chance to win, leave me a second comment with a name suggestion for my quilt, I think it should get its own name now that it is done, but I am out of ideas today. I will draw the winner next Friday.
** the giveaway is over, thank you for joining in.***
Edited to add: Please, please, make sure that your profile has your email or you add your email to your comments. I need to be able to reach you if you win!
I'm now hosting a QAL for this wonderful pattern, feel free to join us. You can read about it here.
I hope everyone has the best weekend, it looks like the sun will be out here.