Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sometimes I even work on a quilt

Mod Pop in progress

There is my large Mod Pop so far. I have at least two more chains of the aqua to make. The question I am contemplating is: do I also add one more block to the bottom of each chain, for a full queen size quilt.

Mod Pop - waiting to become curved units

This weekend I did some cutting. I cannot stand to cut all the pieces for a whole quilt at once, so I cut some, sew some.

Mod Pop - some curves sewn

I chain pieced the curved units. It took just about one hour to sew enough curved units for 7 blocks.

Mod Pop - curves all pressed and trimmed

Here are the units, pressed and trimmed.

Mod Pop in progress

There it is right side up. I am very excited at how this crazy colour scheme is coming together. I have one more block done and tonight I have to do more cutting before I can piece more blocks.

We are going to have another prize in the Mod Pop QAL for one of the people who get their the tops done for December 2. Despite the leisurely pace of the QAL, some people want to give their quilt as a holiday present so I am stepping up the pace some. Since my quilt is for me, I am just hoping to be done in time for holiday moving watching.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I am happy to be working a quilt for a change, it has been a long while, what with bags and EPP and swaps and bees and such.

Best,

Leanne

38 comments:

Ann Michelle said...

Really?!?!? A whole top by December 2nd!?!?!?!
I'm in Phoenix til the 27th so.. not going to happen. :'(
Yours by the way is coming out gorgeous!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

pretty neat quilt Leanne

Jenny said...

Make it a queen! Looks great. Watching all of these Mod Pops getting put together has been fun. One day, I might just give in.

Lisa C said...

The colors are fabulous. I never would have chosen them but I would gladly choose them now. Just fabulous.
You are the opposite of me -- I not only cut everything first, if I know what the binding will be, I do it after cutting. Then the two worst parts are over before I even "officially" start. I honestly enjoy hand-stitching the back of the binding so once I start sewing it's downhill. Assuming the seam ripper stays in its little pouch and doesn't make an appearance...

Patchwork and Play said...

Its looking fabulous Leanne! I think an odd number is better for balance.....

Erin Quinn said...

It's gorgeous, so I agree - Go all out and make it HUGE!
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Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

LOVE the colours. So inspired. Definitely go crazy and make it queen. Can't get enough of that gorgeousness afterall! :)

Ellie Q said...

It looks fantastic! It ALMOST makes me want to make one. :)

Heather D. said...

Very cool Leanne. I'm loving the colours.

Anne said...

This is coming together fantastically! The colors remind me of VACATION in some tropical place! Love love love. :D

Help me get motivated to make the back of mine. :(

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! It is so pretty!!! If you have the fabric I would say go for QUEEN!!! But if you don't have the fabric it is beautiful as it is!!!

diane said...

This quilt is coming together so beautifully. I, too, cut some, sew some. It hurts my wrist and shoulders to cut a whole quilt at once.

Dan R said...

Love this pattern, and your color choices are fantastic. As for making it bigger? Yes, of course! :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow lovely work!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Looks so beautiful!

Debbie said...

You are alot faster than I piecing those blocks! They look SO fantastic. An unexpected and very fun palette!

Susan Standen said...

The quilt top is looking incredible, and I am amazed at how fast you can piece those blocks!

Di said...

It is beautiful. It is really striking in those colours. Di x

dutchcomfort said...

You’re on a roll Leanne, so why not make it bigger? It’s looking fantastic!

I never cut fabrics for a whole quilt, I often even work block by block, so I won’t get tired of doing the same thing and... I can change my mind if I want to!

Judith, Belfast said...

These mod pops really pop! Lovely! Jxo

Marg said...

It looks fabulous Leanne, wow you can piece those blocks quickly. I think you should go for it and make it queen size.

Gertie Pye said...

I love the Mod Pop quilt pattern and this one is lovely - actually it is one of those patterns where I have never seen an ugly Mod Pop. Your colours are great. Good luck with your 2nd Dec finish!

Sarah said...

Queen of curves :-) I really love that colour scheme too, the background especially is just gorgeous, so warm and lively!

Dianne Neale said...

Beautiful Leanne. Although you inspire me to get my ass in gear and sew, I am away until late November, so there's no chance of me getting it done by 2nd December! I am aiming for a finish before the end of the year though!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I do mine a bit differently. I cut it al, piece it all, etc. I finished cutting ny pieces this weekend. Hopefully this weekend I will piece a sample block . Not sure with the holiday and company though. We will see.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colours, really cheers up a grey November day!

Kelly said...

It looks so cool. When I start again with the pattern after Christmas I am using solids ;-)

Terri said...

Leanne, I say go for the queen size. And your color scheme makes total sense to me. What you have there are complimentary colors, and they really do compliment.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It's really gorgeous Leanne!

Catherine said...

I'm with you, I cut some, sew some, cut some.....: I don't have the attention span to do otherwise! I love how the quilt is turning out

krista said...

oh gosh, this is STUNNING! loving the colors. I say go big or go home, this is definitely a quilt i'd want to make big enough to put on a bed! I'm the same way in terms of cutting... that way if I lose steam I don't end up with a whole bunch of wasted pieces!

Katy Cameron said...

Looking fab so far, love the colour combo

Flying Blind... said...

Awesome combo xxx

Annabella said...

It's looking fantastic Leanne - yes, make it queen!

Betty said...

Leanne, I love this top! And when I clicked on the link I had to giggle - my daughter-in-law's name is Julie Pickels (notice the spelling dif?) - how coincidental!
Quick question: I have acrylic templates like those shown that I used on a Retro Flowers quilt - could you maybe tell me the size - would love to make this. Many thanks!

Cindy said...

Just delicious! The colors you are using are beautiful. I like that you went "wild" with two blues!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Looks amazing!

Sheila said...

Oh Leanne I think my pace is extremely relaxed. Your Mod Pop is looking gorgeous.