Monday, October 22, 2012

One Block Down....

...many more to go.  Still, this one rather large block is a great accomplishment as it is my first time sewing curves with the view to making a quilt top.  I've now semi-tackled the fear. 


In the past I've made one Retroflower block and two little baby quilts for Blankets of Love with a DP block, but they were easy to get my head around as they were quite small.  This quilt, however, will grow to a twin size and is therefore slightly overwhelming to me.  That being said, Leanne has been an awesome cheerleader and with the completion of this one gigantic block my Mod Pop quilt seems do-able.  Whew.  Now I just have to get serious and start stitching.

If you have a minute, hop over to the Mod Pop QAL flickr group.  There you'll see many variations in fabric choices for this pattern.  They will really get your creative juices flowing!

28 comments:

Nicky said...

Stop freaking - if you can do one you can do the rest and it looks groovy!

Leanne said...

It is such a beautiful block too!

MC said...

I recently sewed my first curves as part of the Groove QAL. The first ones were a little challenging, but once I'd gotten the hang of it the next sixty went pretty smoothly. I pinned every single one thoroughly, which worked for me but was very time consuming.

Love this mod pop block, I hope to have the chance to make a few as well!

needle and nest said...

Awesome job on the curves! And I'm very impressed that you're tackling such a scary (at least to me!) technique. :)

Di said...

I have the fabric but haven't braved the curves yet. You have done well. Di x

Svetlana said...

looks lovely, love all the colors you're using, it will be one stunning quilt!

mammafairy said...

Nothing wrong with those curves!they are perfect!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! Don't forget to breathe *wink*

Shannon said...

This is awesome! I love the mod look and the fun take on the drunkards path. I haven't seen this arrangement before. Kudos!

diane said...

Now that you have finished this beautiful block you can see that curves are over rated as far as difficulty. You have done a beautiful job.

Judy said...

Nice curves on the block! I can relate to how you feel about the curves as they can sometimes give you grief, but your block turned out great. One block at a time and you'll have the size you want ;-)
Have a good week,
Judy

coopcrafts.com said...

You are so brave and that is beautiful! I love the colors and flowing shape.

lindsey said...

Lovely block with beautiful curves!

Sarah said...

Really love your colours :-)

Susan Standen said...

Love the pops of colour in with the blues.

barbara woods said...

i am going to have to get me a cruse ruler love the idea of curves

Patchwork and Play said...

You make it look easy- and beautiful at the same time! Live the colour palette you've chosen too!

Dianne Neale said...

Woohoo! Well done. I've only done one, and I keep putting off doing the next one!

Flying Blind... said...

Looking groovy!

Lynne said...

Your block looks fabulous. It's a great pattern, isn't it? I watched its progress through to publication with great interest.

Judith, Belfast said...

Fabulous curves C! Jxo

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

It looks AWESOME and well done you for doing it! You are a few steps ahead of me... So far I've only purchased the
Stern and contemplated fabric choices. But I'm waaaay chi keening out of the next step. Did you order the templates or did you make your own?

Anne said...

I really love your version of this! That pop of green pleases me immensely. lol I can't wait to see this as the full quilt!

I like that your focus fabric is just one color. I'm sort of second guessing my choice to do patchwork fabric for both the background and focal, but it is way too late now.

Mine is also going to be twin sized, and it's crazy how big this thing gets, but also it really does come together quickly, because the blocks are so big!

Z Any Mouse said...

Wow, I really love that block! It will make a super cool quilt.

Katy Cameron said...

Woot, go you!

Anne said...

Nice curves. :o)

Why did I giggle after I typed that? :oD

memmens said...

It looks stunning, slow and steady wins the race!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I started cutting mine today. Live yours.

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