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:

Katy Cameron said...

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

Sonia B said...

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

Sonia B said...

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

Captain StitchyPants said...

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

Flying Blind... said...

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

Flying Blind... said...

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

Debbie said...

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.

Sarah said...

I love it, absolutely bloody love it.

Sarah said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Catherine said...

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.

Sarah said...

How about "Groovy Bubbles"?

Deb K. said...

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

Deb K. said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Elisabeth Woo said...

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?? :)

Heidi Staples said...

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

Heidi Staples said...

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

Susan Standen said...

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

Annabella said...

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.

Annabella said...

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

Chay said...

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

Chay said...

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

cherylj said...

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.

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Judith, Belfast said...

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

Angie said...

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

Julie said...

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

Ann Michelle said...

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

diane said...

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

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

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 :)

What Comes Next? said...

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

What Comes Next? said...

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"

Sarah said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Sarah said...

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

QuiltingCyclist said...

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

Rebecca said...

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

Christy said...

Gorgeous! So glad I followed this pin!

christyishobbyhopping at gmail dot com

Patchwork and Play said...

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!

Patchwork and Play said...

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!

Shocking Hocking said...

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

Patchwork and Play said...

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!

Shocking Hocking said...

and i'd call it 'sea foam'

prsd4tim2 said...

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.

prsd4tim2 said...

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.

elfqueenof5 said...

Can't WAIT to make this!!!

Andrea said...

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

Tanya said...

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

Deb said...

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

Monica said...

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

Monica said...

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

tusen said...

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 :)

Rachel said...

Another beautiful quilt Leanne! I love those ocean colours!

Gill said...

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

Gill said...

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

Paula said...

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

Paula said...

I'm thinking "Ball and Chain"!

Gunilla said...

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!

Gunilla said...

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

Tezzcan said...

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.

Tezzcan said...

How about Poseidon's Rings?

Archie the wonder dog said...

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!

Archie the wonder dog said...

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)

Little Opal said...

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!

Allegory said...

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

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

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

♥Duff said...

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!

♥Duff said...

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.

Gina said...

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

Gina said...

How about "Catch a Wave"?

Terri said...

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

Ann Michelle said...

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?

O'Quilts said...

wonderful pattern and lovely quilt

Betty said...

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

Lisa Marie said...

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

Lisa Marie said...

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

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

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

karen said...

I LOVE this quilt! great job!

Kim said...

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

Jennie said...

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!

Jennie said...

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!

Christie said...

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.

Longvacation said...

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

Jenny-Narcoleptic in a cupboards mum said...

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

Angela Nash said...

Fabulous all around!!!

elle said...

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

nclauri said...

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

nclauri said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Cindy said...

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.

Cindy said...

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.

Patti said...

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

Patti said...

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

mean sarah jean said...

love the color choice here. reminds me of water.

mean sarah jean said...

first thing i thought of was 'swirling neptune'.

Anonymous said...

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

The Thompsons said...

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

Andrea C. said...

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

Andrea C. said...

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

Anne-Marie B. said...

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!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

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!

Anne said...

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

MariQuilts said...

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

Shevvy said...

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

cinzia said...

Fantastic quilt! The quilting too is just stunning!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

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

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

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

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

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

Tina Short said...

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

Tina Short said...

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

Susanne said...

I LOVE this pattern. It is so retro :)

Susanne

LethargicLass said...

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

LethargicLass said...

I would name it "Swirlpool" :)

Lisa said...

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!

Lisa said...

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

Amandcr said...

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

Kelly said...

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

carla.meier said...

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.

Anita said...

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

thatmoxiegirl said...

I am in LOVE with this quilt pattern! LOVE.

thatmoxiegirl said...

I'd name your quilt Seaglass.

Lynne said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the blues.

Mary Menzer said...

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

Katherine said...

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

Erin Quinn said...

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.

Erin Quinn said...

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.

Kelsey said...

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

Jess said...

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

Ebeth said...

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

Maria said...

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

Maria said...

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

Quilter in the Gap said...

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.

Susan said...

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. :)

Ainslie said...

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

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

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

Erin said...

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

Chelsea said...

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

Katie said...

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

Tamie said...

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

Tamie said...

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

felicity said...

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!

felicity said...

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

It really is stunning!

Trudi said...

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

Trudi said...

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

Quilter in the Gap said...

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.

Dhia said...

im torn between Punchbuggy Blue and Lavalamp

Dhia said...

Love it!

Vicki in MN said...

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

Vicki in MN said...

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

Becky B. said...

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

elfqueenof5 said...

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!

Jane said...

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

Jane said...

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

Kelli said...

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

ARaDA said...

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

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hueisei said...

Very pretty. Well done on the quilting pattern too

hueisei said...

Curvy Blue :)

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

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

Heidi Grohs said...

I think I will have to buy this pattern now.

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

Lynne said...

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

Lynne said...

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

Marla said...

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

LauraC said...

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

LauraC said...

Tha name I would give it would be Poseidon Chain.