Friday, August 17, 2012

Whitewater

Mod Pop

Thank you to everyone who entered my draw to win a copy of Julie from Distant Pickles's Mod Pop pattern. All the wonderful comments on the pattern were so fun to read and I know that Julie has really appreciated the support for her first pattern.

And the name ideas were great, thank you. Some made songs stick in my head, some made laugh, and most of them were inspired by water in some way. I have decided to call the my quilt Whitewater, although I have to say that lava lamp was a close second.

The winner of a copy of Julie's pattern (click here to buy one if you are not the winner) is Jenny - Narcoleptic in the Cupboard's Mum! I had the great pleasure of meeting my friend Sarah in person this summer at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London and I am sure hoping that Jenny will come next year so I can meet her too. Jenny I will send you an email with the details to collect your pattern.

Now a question: Would you quilt along with me? 

I have decided that I am going to make another Mod Pop this fall. I love the pattern and want a bigger quilt, but I need some company to make it again. If there are some of you who will join me, I will set up a flickr group and round up some prizes and it would be fun. Julie has agreed to provide help with the pattern if we need it and I have a few tricks to help you with sewing the curves. It would be a leisurely QAL - are you in? 

Whether or not you want to quilt along, I bet you do want to make the pattern. You can go here to purchase a copy from Julie. If you are still on the fence, you should head over to Julie's blog Distant Pickles here to see all the pattern tester's versions, they are all great.

Mod Pop - on the double hammock

I hope you enjoy your weekend. I have plans to be on the hammock a lot of the time.

Best,

Leanne

30 comments:

  1. Leanne...I am definitely in on your QAL!!! I love this quilt...but only if it is after the first of Oct. I am just way too busy until then. Fingers are crossed for that date...lol

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  2. I won't be quilting along, I have enough in my mind for this fall as it is, but still wanted to pop in and say how awesome your quilt is. And the name whitewater is perfect for it!

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  3. Lovely name! I am in for the QAL but like marjorie, October would work as I am also very busy with other projects! I will make this quilt for sure!

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  4. It is a great quilt! I think I'll check out the other versions of it, before making a decision!

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  5. I think I might be in! I love this pattern and need a new project! Might try and make a king size. Then again we'll see how I like sewing curves first ;) haha

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  6. congratulations Jenny!!!!. but I left with the desire to win ..

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  7. Yay for Jenny! So pleased she's won her first online prize.

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  8. I'd love to QAL, it's a fab pattern. I absolutely love how you've quilted yours - so effective!

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  9. i'm in for this QAL - I would have been making it anyway :)

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  10. Ooh I'm so tempted by this - I'll have a think about it! I can just see it in lime and aqua for our spare room!

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  11. Yay! Congrats mum, so when can I borrow? ;-) lol
    If I get a few things finished first I'll try and QAL.... It is a fab quilt...

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  12. Yay Jenny! I'd love to QAL, but alas, I'm wandering around North America for 3 1/2 weeks this autumn, which will make a distinct crimp on my sewing. Shame really as I was rather seeing the possibilities for the latest mystery charm swap I was in...

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  13. Yippee Jenny!
    I'm so into a QAL for this. I'm a bit nervous with the curves and all, so a little cheering in the background might help.

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  14. I would love to quilt along on this - love the pattern!

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  15. oh don't tempt me...I suppose winter is coming and the rainy days will be upon us soon enough...go on. i love how this has been quilted too.....I hate tha tI can't resist!

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  16. I am definitely in - creamy browns and beiges with pale blues "on top" - I have it in mind as a Xmas present so Autum would be great!

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  17. Congratulations Jenny! I'd love to QAL with you (energy depending) - just need to decide on a colour scheme ;o)

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  18. Let's see the timing but I'd definitely consider quilting along with you! "Whitewater" is an awesome name for this beautiful quilt!

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  19. That is one fabulous quilt, Leanne. I love the quilting you did on it.

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  20. It was great to see the other versions of this, I reckon the background could be quite scrappy if need be. Think I might just have to QAL.
    Well done Jenny on the win.

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  21. I'll be keeping an eye out for your QAL. I'd love to jump in, if time allows...

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  22. Love the quilt, would definitely enter the QAL!

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  23. This is such a fun quilt! I've never done a QAL, may have to finally try!

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  24. Love this quilt and I'd love to do the QAL!

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  25. Definitely in! Already have my fabric set aside... Might be a slow finish for me but in for sure!

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  26. I just love your quilt so much.This is so tempting! I have visions of Chicopee in my head! Will have to ponder a little longer...

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  27. Doh soooo close to being the winning name. I guess there is something to be said for number two. I would love to do the QAL. I have three step kids that need christmas quilts. I think it would be great in grey and purple for the oldest

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  28. I just bought the pattern from Julie. The pattern has a link to her blog and she has a link to your blog :)

    I have to joing your QAL, it's perfect timing.

    Now, what colours? Decisions, decisions....

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