Sunday, 16 December 2012

Mod Pop [Finished]

One down, four to go - quilts for Christmas, that is!

Today I quilted and bound my Mod Pop Quilt. I started this with Leanne's QAL and used my collection of browns and blues which turn out to be mostly from Pure by Sweetwater (I really do have a bit of a Sweetwater thing), but there are some other random fabrics added in.

This was the first time I've done a quilt with lots of curves - I've done a sampler block of a drunkards path and I'm working on my Pac Mania quilt which is large scale curves, but Mod Pop was proper curves. Leanne has a great video for how to sew curves without pins. I think if I had had to pin all of these curves, this quilt would never have been made!

There were loads of options for quilting this. The way Leanne quilted her first Mod Pop is stunning, but it was a bit too modern for the recipient of this quilt, so I went for a free motion stipple in the "background" - the brown - and left the blue un-quilted so that it pops out a bit more.

You can see the quilting better on the back. I picked an extra wide plain calico for the backing, and then used a dark brown thread in the bobbin so that there would be some interest on the back of the quilt. I bought a 200m reel of the brown thread and cut it quite close - I had just 20" of thread left when I finished.

 The binding is a brown from Kona and nicely frames the quilt.

So  at least one person is getting a present a week on Tuesday! And this is one of my quilts I listed in the fourth quarter Finish Along!
2012 Finish-A-Long


Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love this quilt. The fabrics the pattern and especially the quilting. Well done. Hope the recipient loves it as much as I do. hugs

Leanne said...

Congratulations on this excellent finish. The quilt is really lovely, I think the back looks really great too.

Grit said...

Your hinish looks fantastic.
I love this quilt.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Katherine said...

Its come together well and I love the quilting!

Nic said...

Congrats on the finish. I like how you chose to quilt it

Kathy Schwartz said...

I love the colours you used on your quilt! I have this pattern and still need to get fabric!!

Lorna McMahon said...

I have always admired this pattern! Your colour choices are gorgeous. What a wonderful finish!