Monday, August 6, 2012

Mod Pop Complete

Update: The pattern is finally ready!! You can find it here in my shop:

http://juliepickles.bigcartel.com/


I finally got 'er done!

It seems I just couldn't make any decisions as far as finishing this one. I should have known I'd have a hard time figuring out backing and quilting when it took me weeks to figure out what fabrics I wanted to use for the top.

Here she is!


Mod Pop complete

I knew I wanted really dense quilting for this one but I had a hard time figuring out how to compliment the design. My final decision was to quilt only in the background space, the blues and greens. I quilted about every 1/2", following the curves of the focal fabrics. The quilting ended up crossing paths in the narrower part, which I was unsure of at first, but with encouragement from Bree I kept going. Then after pondering for a few more days about the insides of the circles, I decided on a spiral. I began the spiral by echoing the seam of the circle and then spiraling inward until I just couldn't go any further. I am LOVING the texture all of the quilting gave this one! 

For the backing, I kind of wanted it to be scrappy too since the top was. I also wanted lots of blues, greens and oranges. I dug through my solids and pulled out all of the different shades of those colors that I had. I had to pull a few back out because the shade didn't mesh well with the colors of the top. 


Mod Pop back

I also threw in a couple of scraps from the top for good measure. This one was fun, it was like putting together a puzzle.

Here's a closeup of the backing, you can see the quilting better in this picture.

Mod pop closeup of quilting

Testing is almost complete and I'm getting really anxious to finish the pattern and put it out there! I spent about 2 weeks waiting for some good weather to even get any pictures. Now that I have them I was able to get the cover of the pattern designed, yay!

Here's our cover girl

Mod Pop Cover Girl

I agonized over where to take pictures and finally just decided that a good closeup was what I needed. And my testers will be happy to know that the cover that was on their copies has been completely scrapped. It was fugly guys, you don't even want to know.

All I need is final feedback from my testers and we're ready to go! I can't wait!!


23 comments:

♥Duff said...

drop.dead.gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL. thank you for letting me be a part of this! I wish you all the success with it!

Andrea Turner said...

This is a fun pattern! Maybe I'll brave a quilt with curves.

traceyjay said...

it's so beautiful! The quilting is awesome too! :)

Jana said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS. I LOVE it. Great quilting. Fabulous colors. YUMMY!!!

Betsy said...

This is an amazing quilt! You are truly gifted!

Debbie said...

This turned out SO nice! The quilting just makes it, though I love your palette too. Very nice - good luck with your pattern!

Elisabeth Woo said...

I am so looking forward to making this quilt once you finalize the pattern. :D Your quilt is drop dead gorgeous.

Manda said...

I love this! I was planning to do the Totally Groovy Quiltalong, but I kinda like this one better. I need this pattern!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Looks gorgeous!

Jenny said...

Beautiful!!

Pam Quiltaholic Biswas said...

Beautiful. I have got to have this pattern!!!!!
by the way, if you ever run out of testers, or need more, I'm game.....
Excellent design!!!

Sheila said...

Just come over from Leanne's - this pattern is going to be a winner. I love the 3D effect you have achieved with the oranges.

cinzia said...

Just gorgeous! Love the mod design! And the quilting...WOW!

Sheila said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lynne said...

Wow, Julie! That is amazing! Your fabric choices are perfect for the design! Again, wow!

P├ętra said...

It's beautiful!

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

What a gorgeous combo of colors - and a super-cool design to boot ; )

hmm... should I try it? I'm allergic to sewing curves.

Monika

Lis said...

This is pretty awesome!

Zany Quilter said...

I LOVE this so much! It was a must buy...can't wait for the PDF to download!!

Lorna McMahon said...

I just have to tell you, Julie... This is the absolute bestest quilt pattern out there. You could not have done a better job designing and creating this quilt. Best of luck to you!

Sew Mama said...

Hi, I love your quilt! Especially, your use of color. Was the fabric a collection or was it from your own stash? Would love to know...have hunted your blog but cannot find.

Coser Tejer Crear said...

I love this quilt! Can you use charm squares to make it! Ive just finished cutting 336 squares and I was planning a different quilt but I saw this amd I feel in love. If it is Charm Square Friendly Ill purchase it. Thanks!

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