Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Julie

It's that time again! 

When the Blogger's Quilt Festival comes around, I like to try to pick a quilt to show off that means something to me. Well, I guess they all mean something, but some of them are just a bit more special than others, you now? 

This time around I'd like to introduce you to Mod Pop, my very first pattern quilt. My regular readers have seen this quilt over and over again, and I apologize for shoving it down your throats yet again. I'm just so darn proud of it! 

Mod Pop Cover Girl

I had a lot of fun drawing this one up and then planning the fabrics for it. Bree was a huge help in fabric selection. I think it took longer to pick fabrics for it then it did to draw and then sew it! I really love blues and greens and that splash of orange really made it pop for me.

Mod Pop complete

I dug through my solids stash to find all the blues, greens and oranges that I had and then pieced the backing together, also throwing in a few scraps from the front. It was like putting together a puzzle and a lot of fun!

Mod Pop back

I did the quilting myself, on my home machine. I started by echoing the curves of the "beads". Then I quilted a spiral inside of each one. You can see the quilting better in this shot.

Mod pop closeup of quilting

Here are the quilt stats for the festival:

Name: Mod Pop
Designed and sewn by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Throw size, approximately 60x60

There is a quilt along going on right now using the pattern. You should go check out the Flickr group to see all of the different variations on the pattern. They all look so great!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you love Mod Pop as much as I do. Enjoy the festival!!


Amy's Creative Side

88 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Such a stunning quilt! Love the pieced back too!

Eileen said...

That is just fantastically gorgeous! Love the colors, fabrics and that pattern is just great. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kerstin said...

You have every reason to be proud of this one! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I love this quilt so much! I actually bought the pattern a few weeks back and am mulling over in the back of my mind which fabrics I will use. Yours is so lovely that it makes it hard to choose something that could look just as good! Just beautiful, well done!

Carla said...

I love everything about your quilt...especially the colors!

Camilla said...

This is stunning. Just off to the flikr group now...Maybe I'll have to get the pattern?

Lesly said...

And so you should be proud - it's stunning!

Kathy said...

Glad you shared this one as I am new to your blog and have never seen it. Just love the movement of the design and the colours you used!!

Leanne said...

This is one of my favourite patterns ever, I just love seeing your quilt!

Carla said...

What a fabulous colour combo for this quilt. Love it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The colors in this quilt are just wonderful!

Alicia said...

Beautiful! I love your color choices! I haven't dared to do curves yet, but this looks like a fun one to to try!

Verena said...

Oh, it' awesome! I love the color combination!

Alison said...

This one is so fantastic! I love the colors and I might have to make one of these too! :)

Staci said...

Oh, how I love this quilt! Thanks for sharing it today!

Karin said...

and you SHOULD be proud of it! It's amazing and beautiful!!!!

CitricSugar said...

It's not shoving when we love it! :-) Beautiful. Very citrusy and fresh.

Pam said...

sooo awesome...one of my faves so far....

Kelly said...

It deserves to be shown off time and time again - it is fabulous!

Kelsey said...

You should be proud of it - it's awesome!!

Token Asian Friend said...

Beautiful! I love the design and the colors! Way to go!

LethargicLass said...

It's nice to meet the genius behind this pattern... I have been a fan of it for awhile :)

Shannon said...

I love this pattern and your color choice and quilting selection really make it pop!

Anne said...

You're absolutely right to be proud of this quilt, it's a beauty!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my what an amazing quilt!! The whole design is beautiful. Great job!

John'aLee said...

Love the quilt...and the back too!

Gretchen said...

Julie, that is an amazing pattern and quilt! Amazing! You did a great job on the design and exectution!

Debbie said...

Congrats on this awesome Mod Pop and the craze you started! ;-)

prairieharmony said...

Wonderful quilt. Great design and quilting :)

Sunshine Girl said...

This is lovely, sew eye catching! I love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Marg said...

Congrats on such a fabulous design. You should be very very proud.

thedovenest said...

It's a brilliant design, and the colour choices are fabulous!

Karen said...

Great colours and design. Your quilt looks great. Love the quilting, too.

trish said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

Lorna said...

Julie: Beautiful colours... they just make each bead pop right off the quilt. Awesome quilting. How long did it take you to machine quilt?

Pattilou said...

Great eye candy through your use of color and design. Congrats.

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

What a fun quilt! Love the design and the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Love it - back and front! So 70s.

The Humming Cat said...

Oh wow! I just love it!

Dana Gaffney said...

It may have taken you a while to pick the fabrics but they are perfect! What a great quilt! Thanks.

MC said...

I stumbled across the QAL a few weeks ago and am definitely inspired to make three blocks for a mod pop table runner. Great design!

April said...

Your color choice is beautiful!! and what a great design! love it. :)

Lisa said...

Very cool quilt! Love the colors.

Quilt+Bitch said...

Congratulations on your first pattern. Very hip!

SewCalGal said...

Really cute quilt Julie and beautiful FMQ.

I also get very excited about designers introducing new patterns, especially new designers. Congratulations.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carol E. said...

Beautiful!

Lynne said...

After a few weeks hiatus, it has been seen again on some blogs I follow -- I only wish I could remember which ones! It's a great pattern Julie!

moira said...

i do love this. the colours rock and the pattern is such fun

Margaret said...

Love this quilt's movement-

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Barb said...

I love everything about this quilt - especially the movement and colors.
It is wonderful!

aprilsewingjournal said...

This is a beautiful quilt, very unique in your color choice and pattern. Your photos of it are really well done.

Laura said...

I love the colors in this quilt! So pretty!

Lisa Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the quilting :)

Rene' said...

Beautiful!!! Great pattern and fun choice of prints.

Beth said...

I love it every time I see it!

Jenn said...

I really love this quilt! Great color choices!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Julie, I love this quilt! So super fab!!!

basildonkitchens said...

I love it! Wonderful job and great fabric choices.

Lonci said...

Beautiful, congratulations:)))

Shay said...

The quilting on that quilt is amazing! I love how it manages to be retro and modern all at the same time. Brilliant colour choices too!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

This is a cool pattern. I really must cut my templates and make a start... Xx

Little Island Quilting said...

Gets more fab each time I see it!

Lauren said...

You should be proud of this quilt! What a great design, and the fabric/colour choices make the quilt. Thankd

Jaye said...

Yes, the blue and orange do pop. Check out my orange and blue quilt at: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2012/05/from-zeus-athena/

I always find that the fabric selection takes longer than anything. Nice job on the quilting.

Malini said...

Wow! that's an amazing quilt. Love your pattern too.
I might check out the quilt along if its still open.

cheers,
Malini

Samantha said...

Such a lovely quilt. It is so fresh!

Kate Brown said...

I love the pattern and your colors look fantastic together. Really pretty quilt!

Lyanna L. said...

I can't decide if I like the back or the front of the quilt more! Excellent job! =)

Frances Leate said...

Great quilt with stunning colours and design. Take care.

Marika Szabóne said...

Quilting Very nice work :)

Candace said...

Beautiful quilt!

tusen said...

Great pattern, and I'm probably repeating myself but I love how your quilting makes it even more beautiful.

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Suzanne said...

Love your pattern! And I love the colours :)

Derrith said...

This quilt is really stunning . The colors are amazing. What a beautiful job.

Meg said...

This quilt is really lovely! Great job!

traceyjay said...

this was such a great quilt! :)
bravo!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is great. You should be proud of it.

Vera said...

Very beautiful!

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful colors and love the pattern!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love how you quilted your Mod Pod

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Melinda said...

I voted for you at Blogger's Quilt Festival, Julie! Just love this one!

Robin said...

Such a fun design-- and the colors you chose just pop! I love the quilting too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Carla said...

This is so pretty! Congratulations on being chosen as a finalist!

Sandra said...

what a cheerful quilt, congrats on creating it and making it into a pattern. Great job.

Come see my Batik Tulips #46

and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

Cindy said...

This quilt is beautiful!! I love the design and the colors...it's gorgeous!!

Franziska said...

I like it very much. Thanks for sharing.

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