Thursday, August 16, 2012

A birthday giveaway!

a bit early.

This one is courtesy of Julie over at Distant Pickles.

She put a call out this summer for pattern testers.
Being the endless student that I am I was super excited for a chance to practice sewing curves.
Plus, her pattern looked ubercool.  Hey, it's called Mod Pop, so how couldn't it be?!
Luckily, she picked me to test it.

Here is my version:
Testing, testing, testing


I did the smallest version because my friends/colleagues just keep on having babies lately.  I seriously can't keep up.  So the next one born will get this one.  (I still have to quilt it and bind it.  School set up has been getting in the way.)

The darker khaki bits were chosen to look cool and...um...because I ran out of the lighter khaki.
The Pirate may or may not be lobbying for a bigger one in other colors.

It was a lot of fun to make.  I went with the pin the heck out of it method.  I'd be interested in trying the no pin version of curve piecing, but I wanted to go with what I was sure would work.

Julie is awesome-sauce.  She's letting me GIVE A COPY OF HER PATTERN AWAY!!!

Oh, my 38th birthday is Sunday.  So...I'm going to leave the giveaway open until Sunday night, post bday celebration...which won't be too too late because school starts next week.


Here's how to win:  Just leave me a comment.  I'd love it if you follow me, but I'm not going to make it a requirement.  I promise I usually sew more...it's just that school prep is frankly kicking my ass.  (Almost literally.  I had to sit on an ice pack because my left hip is crankypants right now, even after the chiro.)  Please make sure I have way to contact you if you win.

Oh, and iffen you JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS PATTERN or you don't win, you can purchase it over at Craftsy.


http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/Home-Decor/Mod-Pop/25716

Good luck, y'all!  Wish me luck getting my room up to snuff before the newbies come for orientation tomorrow!


62 comments:

Amy said...

What a fantastic pattern. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck with your classroom!!

Anne said...

Ooooh, I've been seeing this pattern show up here and there, and I am IN LOVE with it! Thank you and Julie for the giveaway! :D

sew and so much more said...

I'm in love! What a great pattern!!

Dhia said...

Every version of this pattern is beautiful! Happy birthday to you!

Richard Healey said...

Great pattern thanks for chance to win.

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday! I I hope you have a wonderful weekend! This pattern is great. I need to stop being a chicken and try curves!

Rebecca said...

I love your colors :) I'm sure the baby will love it, whoever it is. Happy birthday!

Kelli said...

What a great pattern! Looks so intimidating with all those curves...but I'll be up for the challenge if I win :)

Leanne said...

I love your version of this pattern Ella! And Happy Birthday!

Katie said...

The darker squares are interesting, looks like a great way to sneak them in. I am new to your blog, but have a Geat Birthday!!

lynaeve said...

Thanks for the chance!

Stephanie Nagano said...

Happy birthday! Wish you good one!! I follow you already ;) thanks for the chance to win such a cool pattern.

Gill said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday!
This is such a great pattern - I would love to win a copy!

Issabella The Cat said...

Your quilt top is fab, I'd be lobbying you for a bigger one too in those colours if I lived with you, seeing how I don't live with you I hope I can win a copy of the pattern :D
Hope your hip is feeling better soon, head back to the chiro and see if they can recommend anything?

Lisa Marie said...

I hope you have a great birthday! You have lucky friends and colleagues who get baby quilts from you!

Jane said...

Love y9ur version of this pattern and absolutely love this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

ARaDA said...

Happy Birthday! Love the pattern, please count me in :)
Anne

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I don't quilt - but I'd love to win this for a friend who does and could use a bit of cheering up! thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

Marla said...

Your's looks great. If I win I will try to do the curves justice

Archie the wonder dog said...

Have a lovely birthday! I hope the classroom preparation goes smoothly!

Michele said...

I just want to tell you that it turned out great. But please let me out of the giveaway...I am not a fan of anything curved; we just don't get along.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Este bebê que usará esta colcha vai rir a toa de felicidade,aposto.Linda peça.Parabéns por domingo seja feliz.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Laura said...

This pattern is lovely!

Kelsey said...

Happy early birthday!!

hueisei said...

Have a blast birthday!! :)
Love the quilt, wonderful pattern :)

Jess said...

I really like the effect of the darker khaki and this color palatte in general!

Samantha said...

Happy early birthday! Looks cute.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh you should try the no pin, it's super easy and FAST! Plus no nasty pin pricks :oD Hope you got your room set up okay!

**nicke... said...

i love this quilt my dear and happy happy happy birthday on sunday! i wish i could eat cake with you! ;) xo

Jacey said...

Your version looks so fun! I like the darker khaki bits, even if it was out done out of necessity. ;) Happy, happy birthday, friend!

Elisabeth Woo said...

Gorgeous, I love your color choices!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh I love your quilt! I know exactly what fabrics I would use if I won - fingers crossed - this is a great looking pattern!!

Cherie said...

Not entering the giveaway, just wanted to say the quilt is so cool! The added darker colour adds some interest to the background =D

Dawn said...

I love sewing curves and think this quilt would be so fun to make, thanks for the chance to win th pattern.

capitolaquilter said...

I've been eyeing this - how fun for you to be a tester. Love the pop in the background. Happy Birthday.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Im a new follower. I love this quilt and I cannot wait to make it. Looking forward to getting my hands on the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway and for testing it for us.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love your version of the Mod Pop! The random pieces of khaki are perfect! Happy birthday too!

Heidi Grohs said...

Kicking myself for not stepping up to the plate and testing for the DP girls! Your top looks fabulous!!

legato1958 said...

Love your colors you used!
thanks for the giveaway chance@aol.com

susie
legato1958

♥Duff said...

I really like the way you chose a neutral background so that the color choices really pop. It's gorgeous and gender neutral--one of your coworkers is going to get really lucky!! (dare I say...twice?! ha!)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I like your quilt and would love to win a pattern. Thank you for the giveaway!

♥Duff said...

Excuse me. Apparently I'm receiving $ based on how many times I can use the valueless word "really" in my comments. sheesh!

Andrea C. said...

This pattern is wonderful, the choice of colors you used is beautiful

Patti said...

Great version of this wonderful quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a copy

Julie said...

I love your fabric choices for this pattern. Thanks for the chance.

Anita said...

Love your version! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Rosa said...

I love this pattern, so modern and so 60'ies!
Your version is great:-)

tusen said...

It's such a lovely pattern and the addition of random darker patches gives it a new twist :)
Happy Birthday - have a great one!

Tamie said...

Happy Birthday and good luck on setting up your classroom. School starts this week here too. Thanks for sharing this new pattern.

Angela Nash said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

oh Ella I really love the colours that you chose and it will look great when it is all quilted (not that it doesnt look great now...) Happy birthday and put me in for the pattern...It is on my wish list now.

Christie said...

I love the stripes sprinkled in there. I love this pattern.

Michelle C said...

I gave away some stuff for my birthday too!! It made the day much more fun than just lunch at Red Robin's and a birthday discount at my LQS. I know exactly what I'd do with this pattern - my nephew needs a quilt! PS I've decided to follow you (finally) but I've been a "ghost" here for months. Love the blog name!

Di2Quilt said...

Love the colorway you chose for this quilt pattern. Have a happy birthday! And thanks for the giveaway! :)

JustPam said...

I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it. Really cute.

Pat V. said...

After looking at all the completed versions of this quilt over at Distant Pickles, I decided I HAVE TO TRY IT! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisaleh said...

Great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Cool pattern! Thanks for the .giveaway

Amy said...

Love the pattern. What a great giveaway!!

Amy said...

Love the pattern. What a great giveaway!!

Kris said...

That is a very adorable pattern, would love it if I'd have the chance to win :)))

Barb and Sharon said...

I would love the chance to win this pattern. It is very cool!
Barb@Witsend