Friday, August 10, 2012

Mod Pop - Ta Da!

Mod Pop

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.

Mod Pop

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.

Mod Pop

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.

Mod Pop - on the double hammock

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.

Mod Pop - detail

I used a creamy white Superior Threads King Tut thread for the white chains and followed the edges rather organically.

Mod Pop - detail

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.

Mod Pop - detail before washing

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.

Mod Pop - before washing

That picture is the whole quilt before washing. I have to say that it is just so much better after the wash and dry.

Mod Pop - back

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.

Mod Pop

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.

Best,

Leanne

168 comments:

  1. Oh it looks awesome, and love how you did the quilting on it. Now you've finished you can get your A++ :oD

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  2. This turned out so stunning!!! I love the quilting.

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  3. How about "Poseidon's Bubbles"? Maybe to cheesy for such a stunning quilt.

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  4. That's a lovely quilt, great use of solids. It looks so cool and refreshing, too!

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  5. Oh I am in love with it, and I don't say that about solids quilts often (and most of those are yours!)!

    It's an amazing pattern x

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  6. I am thinking this one is the 'Groovy Baby'!

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  7. This is really awesome. You totally came through as a pattern tester. The quilting adds such a nice vibe to the quilt and I think I mentioned on flickr how much I love the palette. I would be inclined to name it "Greek Sea" - "Greek" as a nod to the Greek God Poseidon, and "Sea" cuz that's what it makes me think of, with those blues and greens. oh, imho, that pieced binding is a perfect finishing touch.

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  8. I love it, absolutely bloody love it.

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  9. I'd call it the "gettin round the blues" quilt

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  10. Wow! What a Ta Da! Absolutely fantastic Leanne - I should think you desrve that Pattern Tester certificate now.

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  11. I absolutely love your version of it - it is made by the colours, but especially by your quilting which is inspired and just perfect for it.

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  12. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors and the quilting. You did a great job!

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  13. I suggest 'Sea Glass' for the name. The colors and movement remind me of the ocean.

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  14. I love this quilt pattern, it is so bold and would be a great man quilt.
    Love your colours tho, and your quilting.

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  15. This is BRILLIANT. I will definitely be purchasing this pattern when it's available, I'm still nervous about curved lines, but you have to defeat your fears sooner or later, right?? :)

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  16. I love what you did with this quilt. The colors and fabrics are fantastic!

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  17. For some reason the name "Spectacles" keeps coming to me. They look a bit like continuous eyeglass frames running through the colors...

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  18. Ii have yet to see a quilt made with this pattern that I don't like. Yours is stunning!

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  19. It's perfect Leanne - just as it looks amazing in those beautiful sea colours, I imagine it would look amazing in warm colours. Love the sunny hammock shots - beautiful.

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  20. How about The Poseidon Adventure - the original was a 1970s film...

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  21. Wow, what a great combo of a cool pattern, great fabric and inventive quilting. Nicely done!

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  22. I'd name it Sea Glass. The colors are gorgeous!

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  23. I love the quilt you made even better than the prints version. I love all of the blues and your quilting of it really brought out the pattern.

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  24. Stunning quilt L! Love how you've quilted it too! I'm sure you've passed the test with flying colours! Jxo

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  25. The shapes remind me of 1970's wallpaper, and the O shapes look like they are flowing through cool blue water. So how about 70's Stream? Jxo

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  26. I am seriously in love with this quilt pattern!! Every time I see this quilt, I want one too. :)

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  27. This is a great pattern and I think your color choice did it justice. I also love the way you quilted it.

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  28. Oh wow! It's looks awesome!!!! Can't wait to make my own!!!!

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  29. I just love this quilt. You have done an amazing job quilting it.

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  30. Oh Leanne. I'm c.o.m.p.l.e.t.e.l.y in love with this quilt!
    Yep, utterly in love. Will definitely have to buy the pattern.
    Or you could just pick me pick me :) :) haha

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  31. Fabulous. I love everything about this project. The pattern, the use of solids, your color choice, the quilting and I adore that Valori Wells print. Great finish.

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  32. How about seaweed breeze or something.
    Meh I'm useless at naming quilts, but it either looks like seaweed or glasses or bubbles to me :)

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  33. it is a beautiful quilt - your colours and quilting are just perfect on it, and the design is great!

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  34. because you used a Poseidon bundle and the coloursare very watery (in a yummy way!) and the fact that the white cables look like bubbles to me, how about "Rising to the Top"

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  35. I love the way everything flows but still has some structure.

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  36. It's gorgeous!! The one in the prints is wonderful too. I must have this pattern:)

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  37. I would call it Tide (Tidal?) Pool Walk.

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  38. What a beautiful quilt! And, yes, please give me a chance for the pattern. Great quilting job. Perfection all around.

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  39. I absolutely loooove the quilting! And would love to win the pattern. :)

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  40. Gorgeous! So glad I followed this pin!

    christyishobbyhopping at gmail dot com

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  41. Oh my goodness! You do such stunning work Leanne! There must be a book of patterns forthcoming! And I've just realised you are GIVING a pattern away! Thanks for your generosity!

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  42. Oh my goodness! You do such stunning work Leanne! There must be a book of patterns forthcoming! And I've just realised you are GIVING a pattern away! Thanks for your generosity!

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  43. fantastic quilt - i have the exact same bundle so will have to get me a pattern!!!

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  44. I see some people have suggested Sea Glass! That's what I called my sister's wall quilt! My suggestion is Mod Foam. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Nicely done. The quilt is lovely. Would love to give this pattern a try. It is really one of the most interesting patterns I've seen in a long time and I love the kona solids.

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  46. And frankly, I think this one has to have a "water" name. Poseidon is a great name for it really. Or, since my daughter is named "Arielle" the name "Under the Sea" comes to mind.

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  47. What a lovely quilt! Love the beachy colors. Like many other commenters, it reminds me of sea glass! Haven't done a whole lot of sewing with curves, but this pattern is one of those that inspires me to try it out!

    arbendlin(at)gmail.com

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  48. Fantastic...Stunning love the colours you have used.

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  49. Love the colors you have used in this pattern. It is so pretty.

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  50. Great looking quilt! You could throw any fabrics you wanted at this pattern and they'd work.

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  51. I'm terrible with coming up with names for things. But how about "In the Groove"?

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  52. Leanne, you do it every time, this is another awesome one! I especially love how it looks after washing and drying. I love what you did with the quilting, it emphasises the illusion that the quilt top is in two layers. And I love the scrappy binding.
    The pattern itself is great, too. I can imagine various combinations of prints and/or solids for it and can't think of one that wouldn't look good :)

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  53. Another beautiful quilt Leanne! I love those ocean colours!

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  54. A fabulous quilt! I love the colours you've used!

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  55. How about something along the 'mermaid' line with all those wonderful curves like a mermaid's tale!

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  56. This is such a great pattern that I am definitely going to make. Yours is fabulous!

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  57. I'm thinking "Ball and Chain"!

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  58. An absolutely lovely quilt!!! I am seriousky tempted to try to make one, though I am a bit scared of curves... But this is gorgeous, truly gorgeous!

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  59. Well, a name for this... Maybe Blue sea bubbles?

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  60. It's gorgeous!
    I love the colours, I'd love to make one with a patterned back groun and a plain fabric for the top pattern.

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  61. Oh, I love it! Actually, I adore it! I don't usually buy/follow patterns but this is probably going to be an exception to that 'rule' as I think it's fabulous! Definitely an A* for your pattern-testing skills!

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  62. I'm useless at thinking of names for quilts but it reminds me of a canoe/kayak slalom course (or a boating lake after a water-skiing competition) so I'd suggest something like 'in the wake' or 'white water'. And now I keep thinking of either 'puddles' or 'Islands in the stream'...and I can't get that song out of my head!!! I'm not convinced by any of them so I may be back once I locate my brain ;o)

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  63. Bubbles at the Ocean?
    I'm thinking summer picnic at the beach with the kids running around with bubble wands :)

    I think the quilting technique you used is great. I'm going to keep that one in mind!

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  64. Love this quilt done in solids. And the quilting is just completely stunning.

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  65. It's absolutely fabulous Leanne...and in my favourite colour scheme too!

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  66. I love this pattern for a number of reasons--1. it's definitely a modern visual. 2. I like the curves and they aren't as hard as people might think--just a few drunkard's paths, here and there. 3.the color choices I've seen so far are amazing--this is such a versatile quilt! 4. I want to be ready for the quit along 'cause I know there will be one. Or at least there should!

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  67. The quilting here is really striking! I wouldn't have the patience for it, but you sure did know what would look good! Names are hard---How about "An Ocean Away"? It has oceanic colors and then it's almost like you're looking through the white (goggles?) to see it, as though it's far away.

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  68. I absolutely love the colors and design of this quilt! Makes me feel like I'm riding along with the waves :)

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  69. 60's surfer name. It's like totally tubular! I love everything about it. These are my absolute favorite colors and pattern is awesome.

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  70. Just realize you were doing a give away! Yay!!! The color bundle you used is so peaceful, relaxing reminds me of lazing around on a Caribbean beach or the South Pacific. How about Peaceful Getaway? Dreamy Escape?

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  71. wonderful pattern and lovely quilt

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  72. Refreshing new pattern. Your blues make me think "ocean". I looked at Julie's version and I think "salad bowl"

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  73. Your colors and quilting choices are just perfect! Love the pattern and your version is exceptional. I would love to win!

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  74. How about "Poseidon's Waves" for the name?

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  75. Beautiful quilt!!!! Front and back!!! Congrats on being a pattern tester!!!! Love the colors you used too!!!!

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  76. I LOVE this quilt! great job!

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  77. Love the colors and the quilting on this, and you chose a perfect backing. Looks like a fun pattern :)

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  78. I love love love your quilting - you really did achieve the look of the white sitting on top of the colours. And I love this use of curves - it really is lovely - I already have plans for this pattern!

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  79. Name suggestions from the assembled mother and mother-in-law: my mum said "spectacles" (that's the shape she can see in the white); mother-in-law started with "cascade", then "hourglass" and then "diablo" I look forward to seeing which of the many above suggestions you go with! A truly beautiful quilt!

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  80. I love your backing and your quilting and your color choices are right up my alley. I can't wait to get my hands on this pattern.

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  81. I love this pattern in the cool tones you used as well as the original in the warm colors. How about Oolong as a name

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  82. Wonderful pattern and what a brilliant job you did with it. Awesome !

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  83. Great names are being suggested! lol Great quilt and that backing is so cool!

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  84. I have been surfing the web looking for my "next" project. Then I came upon your quilt and it is absolutely stunning. Very striking. I love the colors you chose also.
    Lauri
    Nclaurir@yahoo.com

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  85. I have been surfing the web looking for my "next" project. Then I came upon your quilt and it is absolutely stunning. Very striking. I love the colors you chose also.
    Lauri
    Nclaurir@yahoo.com

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  86. this is so beautiful. i love the quilting on the white.

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  87. Oh wow this is one spectacular quilt! What I really like is that Julie lets you put your personality into it - it has great room to adapt to your stash, to prints or solids, soft or bright colors. Great job, Julie! I'd love to make a quilt like this.

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  88. A name...Waterfalls. I haven't been through the 93 (!!!) comments above me and I'm sure it's already there. The white looks like water to me and the blue the rocks that stick out of the cliff. I love how water goes white as it goes around a jetting rock.

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  89. Fantastic job on this beauty, Leanne! I'd love to win the pattern and give it a try.Thanks.

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  90. It made me think of keyholes for some reason, so how about Key to Poseidon.

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  91. love the color choice here. reminds me of water.

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  92. first thing i thought of was 'swirling neptune'.

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  93. Love, love it! I like your color choices better than the print version. Lynn B
    lakberry@verizon.net

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  94. She's a beauty! I love your color choices, and the quilting is fabulous as well. :)

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  95. Adorable! I love how he has been, I love that design

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  96. I love that design, I would love to win the pattern!!!!!

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  97. I am madly in love with that quilt! I will definitely make my own version of that pattern! Your quilting is beautiful! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  98. I love this quilt. I can't wait to get my hands on this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway. As for names....your color choices remind me of the ocean and the white swirls of ocean foam. How about that for a name? Ocean Foam. Idk...I'm the worst at naming things!

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  99. What a great job you did. Love the colors and how you chose to quilt it.

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  100. Beautiful quilt, Leanne...you did a fabulous job quilting it.

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  101. This is a really special quilt. It looks amazing. Well done.

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  102. Fantastic quilt! The quilting too is just stunning!

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  103. It is incredible! I love the design! The colours you've used are stunning and the quilting is beyond perfect :)

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  104. I've always adored the Poseidon bundle! This is a lovely setting for it.

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  105. I suggest "Ocean Currents." It goes along with the beautiful fabric bundle you chose for this project. I absolutely love it!

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  106. Its a beautiful quilt and I'd love to make it - it would look equally good in yellows or greens I think.

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  107. I'd call this gorgeous quilt Seaweed, the colours of the sea and the twists look to me like seaweed underwater.

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  108. I LOVE this pattern. It is so retro :)

    Susanne

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  109. I love how you quilted it... just makes everything pop!

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  110. I absolutely love the pattern and your colors in your quilt. I believe I have that FQ stack around here somewhere if I win, I would do mine in the same colors for my grandson's bed. He would love it and so would I. Well done ladies!

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  111. The Sea Through A Parascope, sounds like a fitting name.

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  112. I love this pattern! I look forward to making it someday.

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  113. I love this pattern and you have done such a superb job on this Leanne. Beautiful quilt!

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  114. WOW! That was the first word that popped into my head when I saw your quilt. The 2nd was GORGEOUS, then BEAUTIFUL. You did a great job.

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  115. I love the colors and backing used...they're perfect! Great pattern :)

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  116. I am in LOVE with this quilt pattern! LOVE.

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  117. Beautiful quilt. I love the blues.

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  118. Even prettier now that it is quilted! What a fabulous finish for you!

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  119. Gorgeous! I just love the palette with this design, Leanne. Fantastic quilt.

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  120. I love this quilt! It's such lovely colours, and I'm jealous of the your circles. I'm still too scared to try corners.
    An dour quilting is lovely! I like the alternating types of quilting, really effective on this quilt.

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  121. And I think it looks like an "under the sea" quilt.
    I also liked what some one else suggested Posiedon's bubbles. Or Posiedon's Pop.

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  122. This is such a beautiful quilt! I love how it looks with all the solids :)

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  123. Love this pattern and I really like the color palette you chose. Thanks!

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  124. WOW! As soon as I clicked on this blog entry in Google Reader, the word WOW just came out of me. Your version is absolutely GORGEOUS. Really stunning. Congratulations.

    I'm calling it Mary Tyler Moore because it makes me think of that show (one of my favorites - so it's a good thing :) but I'm guessing that wouldn't appeal to anyone else. Hee!

    Elizabeth
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  125. Love the pattern and your fabric choices! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  126. I haven't read the other comments ... how about "The Poseidon Adventure"?

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  127. Every time you make a new quilt I have a new favorite. I sure hope hope you participate in my photo a day....I will so enjoy looking at your pics.

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  128. Congratulations on the finish and "making the grade" on being a pattern tester! It's a great modern quilt - I love the movement but it's not too busy. Love the scrappy binding. :)

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  129. Wowee! Colours are amazing, quilting looks fantastic and a brilliant pattern to boot...LOVE it!!

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  130. Oh how I love this quilt! The colors and that pattern! WOW! Retro and modern all rolled into one. Modtro!

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  131. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with everything about it. Well done!

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  132. Awesome quilt! The more versions I see the more I want to make one.

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  133. Fabulous quilt. I love your fabric choice it works great with the pattern.

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  134. I love your colors. I think they really make the pattern pop. Very groovy.

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  135. I'm not very good with names but it reminds me of a - Lava Lamp.

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  136. Oh my goodness is this ever fantastic. You know I looove that Poseidon colour grouping and this pattern is just the bomb. Seriously love it. Nicely done, Julie! And Leanne!

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  137. Hmmm. Names, eh?
    Beyond the sea
    Ocean bubbles
    Waves and bubbles

    It really is stunning!

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  138. I don't recall commenting, but if I have delete one! I love how you quilted this Leanne, perfect! And such a gorgeous quilt!

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  139. How about The Hanging Gardens! As in of Babylon. Reminds me of this curvaceous hanging garden seats of the 70s

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  140. I thought I commented on this. Not sure how I missed it. If this is a duplicate comment I am sorry. I did go back through and check but didn't see one....but I digress....I am such a huge fan of both your quilt and this pattern. You are both brilliant.

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  141. im torn between Punchbuggy Blue and Lavalamp

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  142. WOW it is AWESOME!!!! Love the pattern and love the colors and love the quilting!

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  143. The moment I first saw it I thought Carribbean waters so I think you should call it Blue Lagoon.

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  144. I really like this pattern, it looks so fun in solids and prints.

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  145. I Loved this quilt the first time I laid eyes on it! I love your colors & quilting. Very fun! Great job! I hope I win it! If not, I guess I'm just gonna have to buy it! hahaha!

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  146. I absolutely love this quilt. Would love to make one of my own. Thanks for the giveaway. janestanleyok@gmail.com

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  147. The quilt reminds me of spring. So I vote for Spring Sky. janestanleyok@gmail.com

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  148. What a cool pattern! I especially love the fabric you chose for the backing.

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  149. Awesome quilt!! Love he seaglass colours, very cool. Please count me in and thanks for the chance,
    Anne

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  150. Totalmente emocionada,lágrimas me chegaram,LINDA colcha.Parabéns.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  151. Very pretty. Well done on the quilting pattern too

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  152. I am really loving this quilt. I can't wait to make one. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  153. I think I will have to buy this pattern now.

    Your quilting and color choices really made this top special!!!!!!!!

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  154. It's very pretty - I love how using different fabrics and/or colours can change the look of a great pattern!

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  155. It's very pretty - I love how using different fabrics and/or colours can change the look of a great pattern!

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  156. I love the pattern and the way you quilted it. fantastic.

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  157. I love the quilt, the colors, and the quilting - it's all beautiful.

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  158. Tha name I would give it would be Poseidon Chain.

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