Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mod Pop QAL - let's get this show on the road!

Mod Pop

Some of you have already told me you will quilt along with me while I make another bigger Mod Pop and anyone else who might want to is welcome to join in too. Let's get started on the QAL.

We are going to move at a leisurely pace for the QAL, but those of you who want to push ahead are most welcome to do so. Over the next couple of months I will share some thoughts and ideas on picking fabrics, cutting and arranging the fabrics, sewing the curves, and quilting. I hope others will also chime in with their insights as we go. Hopefully we will be finishing up in time for the holidays as I know some of you might want to give your quilt as a present to someone and what a great present it would be.


Look at it in prints, that is Julie's version.

The first step for the QAL is to buy the pattern and we get to start with a giveaway from Julie, Distant Pickles, who designed it. Julie and her husband have put together a template set for cutting these blocks, and included in it is a paper copy of the pattern. To win that, just leave me a comment - one per person please. I will draw the winner next Friday night. By the way, you don't have to commit to the QAL to enter to win.

To read about Julie's newest Mod Pop go here, to buy the pattern and/or the templates go here. By the way, the templates are not required to make the quilt, a nice to have and I love using them, but they are entirely optional.

And there are other prizes too! I will tell you about the other wonderful sponsors I have lined up shortly. We have some discounts on fabric purchases and some bundles of fabric for prizes as we go along.

So if you are thinking of quilting along with me, grab the button (which I made myself using Lynne from Lily's Quilts excellent tutorial), feel free to invite your friends and spread the news, and join the flickr group which is here.


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I am back in the city and have a very busy patch at my work, in fact it is a weekend of work and little sewing. But it is a lovely day and a long weekend too, so enjoy!

Best,

Leanne

85 comments:

Di said...

Oh I am so tempted….Di x

capitolaquilter said...

Just when I said I wasn't joining anything right now, how can I not? The quilt is so Fabulous!

Kris said...

Love this Quilt, it looks so wonderful!

Trudi said...

Ha! Do you know how much I have going on right now ... And then you give me this!, how could i resist! this could be Di and I sewing like crazy things once a month! Perfect! thanks Leanne :) x

Liz DandeliondD said...

I am definitely in.
Especially since I was lucky enough to win the pattern.
I'm am so chuffed I found your QAL.
xxxx

Gill said...

I like this pattern and I love Julie's version!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

FabricDonkey said...

I have way too much on my plate, but I can't resist. Count me in!

Foolish Feathers said...

i love both of your color choices. I am so being tempted by this quilt along...I will let you know if I can be added to your qal buddies, lol. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa Marie said...

I don't have much experience with curves or templates so this would be a great learning experience. And the quilt is so gorgeous!

Gunilla said...

Love the quilt, from the first time I saw it, and would love to make one! And it sure looks great both with prints and in solids! I'll have to decide what to choose... Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

Anne said...

Oooh I am super tempted by this QAL, I have been in love with this design every time I see it pop up on Flickr!
I am going to go scheme and see if I can figure out what fabrics/colors I want to use. :D

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelly said...

Have the pattern and fabrics all ready to rock and roll :)

diane said...

I am tempted by this one too. I think the templates are the same as the retro flowers, right? I might join because your versions is so lovely.

Ramona said...

The first second I saw Mod Pop I thought it was fabulous! Love the orange and aqua. Thank you for that great video on sewing curves. I have been hesitant to try them but I think I will try it out. I have a few other projects ahead of this one but I will see if I can get busy and catch up!

Chrissy said...

So tempting! I love the orange and aqua together too! :-)

Jennie said...

I am ready to go! Except I still need the pattern - maybe I'll be lucky!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm still deciding on a colour scheme ;o)

Elisabeth said...

I would love to join in but am not sure I have the time. The pattern is fabulous though so I have bookmarked it in the hope of making it at a later stage.

Lovely giveaway! I suppose if I should win I might just decide to join the QAL after all.

Sarah said...

I have some Terrain that I would like to incorporate.

Karen Linton said...

Yay! So excited to try this. I love the blue/green!

Patti said...

I'm drooling over this quilt, Leanne! Maybe another QAL is in my future after all! Thanks for a great giveaway.

JustPam said...

I love these quilts and am hoping to find the time to do the QAL

Anita said...

Love this quilt! Am curious to see what fabrics you'll use for your next one. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is a beautiful pattern!

Lynne said...

I love the way the various fabrics make it look so different!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Life is terribly busy for me right now, but I can't resist this QAL. I'm in! Thanks!

Ann Michelle said...

Oh Cr@? You started!!! I'm definately in... I'm counting on your "leisurely and slow" to be true. I doubt I'll truly be quilting along... but I will trailing along. hehe :)
A new acronym: TAL

Dominika Nasková said...

Fabulous colours...would make a great stuff for a baby girl nursery room!

Dominika Nasková said...

Fabulous colours...would make a great stuff for a baby girl nursery room!

Dominika Nasková said...

Fabulous colours...would make a great stuff for a baby girl nursery room!

Karen said...

Oh great...geez Leanne how can I not? This quilt is so cool, can't wait for your tips.

carla.meier said...

Love the colors in the blue/green quilt - gorgeous!! This looks like a fun quilt to make.

felicity said...

Verrry tempted to join in but must resist for now. Would love those templates for a future quilt!

Teeeeeena said...

I'm in love... The colour, so modern, the everything.. I'm dazed... I hope to win? If not, Ill be buying the pattern.

Lisa said...

I love the pattern and want to make it! Maybe I will find a way to swing it. You are right it would make a beautiful present. Hum! Going to have to think on this one. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! I of course would love to win!

Tracy said...

I love this pattern and I'm so glad you're doing a quilt-along. I just purchased the set so I'm set to go whether I win or not. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

Anne-Marie B. said...

I really love this pattern! I am in for sure! Thanks for this giveaway!

Tamie said...

I'd love to give this pattern a try.

Fran said...

I love this pattern & the QAL sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

So tempting Leanne, I joined the flickr group.

I just joined in another quilt-along but I think the fabrics I had in mind for that one will look so much better in this quilt... decisions, decisions!

Thanks for a chance to win the give-away!

Lisa E said...

Great pattern. I think mine would have to be done with some Kona solids. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shocking Hocking said...

so, so tempted.....

lindsey said...

Seeing the two colourways is super. I will certainly join in the QAL - my first! Thanks for a chance to win this give away.

Dianne Neale said...

I have already bought the pattern, but the templates would be handy! I have some fabrics in mind, and I'm keen to get going!

Shevvy said...

I would love to joinin but I have so little free te at the minute I have to be realistic. I will add it to my to do lust though as I think this is a great pattern.

Susan Standen said...

Enjoy your long weekend. Hope it is not all work and no play!

tusen said...

I'm more and more tempted, although I'm not yet sure if I'll be able to squeeze it in.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh boy - I do love this pattern, I just don't love going back to work and having 6 squillion other things on my plate already!

Rosa said...

This type of quilt is SO me - count me in. I love all these Mod kind of patterns:-))

Sheila said...

Looks like you are going to have a crowd Leanne!
I have the pattern but the templates sound good.

Barb said...

I've never done a quilt-a-long but I adore this pattern, especially the solids version. Count me in.
Barb

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

OK,....I want this pattern....lol
thanks for the chance

Julie said...

I have this quilt bookmarked, the pattern and the templates would really get me started!! Thanks for the chance.

Jenny said...

Love your quilt and love that design!! Probably because it's got the curve action going on! ;o)

Debbie said...

I'm hoping I can join in too...

robin said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Love this modern design!

andri. said...

What a fun design:) have fun for the QAL!

Kimetha TURNER said...

This will be my first QAL. Thank you for the chance to participate. I am also in love with the color combinations I've seen so far. I can't wait to get started.

Andrea C. said...

I would love to win! this is the third time I participate in this pattern

Carla G said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love both versions! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

cherylj said...

What a beautiful pattern. I love it in both the solids and patterns. This is going to have to go on my list to make.

Cindy said...

I'm in for the QAL, of course! I'd love to win Julie's templates too - that would be just super! Thanks, Miss Julie!

Abbigail said...

Oh, I love this quilt pattern and would love to win a copy!

Marci Girl said...

I'll throw my name in the hat! I won't be joining the QAL, but can't wait to follow along and see all the gorgeous quilts created!

Amy said...

I love this quilt and the fabrics. It's beautiful!!

charlotte said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt, that I am sorely tempted to join you...

Claire said...

Once in a while you see a quilt that takes your breath away and makes you go "OMG" - this is that quilt. It is beautiful and I think I really need to have one...

Erin Marie said...

The second I saw this quilt, I knew I needed to make it. And now there's a QAL? Count me in!!

Elisabeth Woo said...

This is so fantastic. I can't wait to try this.

Ebeth said...

I just love this quilt - I prefer it in the solids, I think...but it's beautiful either way.

Thanks for the chance!
Elizabeth
lwghosts at yahoo dot com

Diann said...

That is one cool looking quilt!

memmens said...

I love the look of this quilt and I've just been sewing curves so am very tempted to join in. Winning a pattern would help! thanks for the chance

Vicky K said...

I would love the pattern and to make the quilt. Oh if we could have more hours in the day for crafting.
VickyK

Kelsey said...

So exciting - hope I can squeeze this in!!!

Sarah said...

Will hopefully be joining in with you, and with mum too!

Julianne said...

HI! I was a pattern tester for Gypsy dance, i love Mod pop also but was scared about the curves...now though I want to try it to make for my sister for christmas, I think she would truly love it!

Onebaggielady said...

I am in on the QAL and would love to enter the giveaway!

Lisa R. said...

I was just led to your blog post from Pinterest, and this quilt is awesome! I had never seen it before. It totally reminds me of the mid-century room divider screens that were so popular then. You can see them in play on Mad Men. Once I saw it, I knew I had to make it, and I have just the fabrics in mind. Thanks!

YC said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Pat Converse said...

Love this quilt ... thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love that pattern! The curves scare me a little, but a little bit of fear hasn't stopped me before. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

lindaroo said...

I love the look of this quilt!

Barb and Sharon said...

I love how organic the shapes in this quilt are!
Barb@Witsend

Onebaggielady said...

This is my first QAL and my first time using flicker. I ordered the pattern pdf. Do I just start and start posting photos or do I wait for some sort of "general group email or post"? Thanks for the clarification.

leanne said...

I really love this quilt and as I can use my stash I'm going to join in :)