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!