Friday, October 10, 2014

Modern Solids Challenge | It's time to vote (and give away some fabric)


Hello & Happy Friday, everyone! And a special welcome to anyone who's visiting after reading about the Modern Solids, Traditional Inspiration challenge hosted by FreeSpirit Fabrics and Denyse Schmidt. I am honored to be competing against such amazing and talented quilters, who I am also fortunate enough to consider my friends.


I couldn't be more thrilled about how my quilt turned out. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used Angela Pingel's Petal Pusher block pattern from her book A Quilter's Mixology as my jumping off point for my design. I let each block tell its own color story, and I weaved in some scraps from Denyse's many amazing fabric lines that helped tell that story. I then sliced up some of the blocks and rearranged them all on point, allowing the blocks to be oriented more in a diamond pattern. And while a diamond pattern can be considered traditional, I think the curves and the scrappy block composition help me achieve my goal of making it more modern.


I backed and bound the quilt in some dark prints from Denyse's Ansonia line, and enlisted the help of my friend Sarah's super long-arm quilting skills. Together, we decided on an all-over Baptist Fan quilting pattern -- a choice that plays with the curves in the quilt design and is both traditional and modern at once.


And now, friends, it is time to vote! As much as I would love and appreciate votes for my quilt, I would  sincerely be happy if you voted at all. I encourage you to please go admire the amazing work of the other participants and show some love by casting a few votes for the one you think best met the challenge. FreeSpirit Fabrics is accepting votes via their social media channels and voting will end on October 14th:



FreeSpirit Pinterest Board - http://www.pinterest.com/freespiritfab/modern-solids-traditional-inspiration-challenge/ 



I am also thrilled to be able to award one lucky Quilt Dad winner with a Hadley fat quarter bundle, designed by Denyse Schmidt and courtesy of FreeSpirit Fabrics. Simply cast a vote in the contest, come back here, and leave me a comment telling me that you've voted. The vote can be for any quilt in the contest, and you don't even have to tell me who you voted for! I will randomly select one lucky winner from the comments.


Thank you again for all of your love and support in my journey to bring this quilt from concept to reality.


140 comments:

  1. I have voted for you because I really like your design.

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  2. I voted! I love yours, it's just such a vibrant explosion of colour.

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  3. I voted, and i am pleased to vote for yours. I adore the curves, the interspersing of color and prints, all of it.

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  4. I "think" I voted....my internet is being very goofy so I'm not quite sure. Funny....I saw all those quilts the other day and didn't know you had one there...and I liked it best!:)

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  5. They are all quite wonderful but I voted for only one. All very different and celebrate creativity!

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  6. I voted, loved seeing them all.

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  7. Voted on all three venues for you - great design and GOOD LUCK!

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  8. I voted and I especially loved your quilt. I love how you incorporated the brown/beige.

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  9. Representin'! I rocked the vote, and this quilt makes me want to lick it. Delicious!

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  10. I voted, there's a lot of beautiful entries but yours is striking!

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  11. I voted! Your quilt is really cool:)and I love Hadley thanks for the chance to win

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  12. Enjoyed all the quilts but yours was a standout! Thanks for the chance at the luscous bundle of Hadley.

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  13. Yes I voted! It was a challenge to pick, as I really loved Latifh's quilt. but I honestly felt yours did the best job of showcasing the solids. Amazing!

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  14. I have voted, but it was a hard choice

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  15. I voted. :) Beautiful quilts all around.

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  16. Voted! Great work on this quilt

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  17. I voted. Beautiful quilts and lovely patterns!

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  18. Wow, get entries for this. Very inspiring quilts from those yummy solids.
    I voted!

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  19. Super cool quilt. I voted. Best of luck!

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  20. I cast my vote for you because it's the most original piece exhibited.

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  21. Girl, you know it's true. Ooh, ooh, ooh, I vote[d] you!

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  22. AI voted on facebook. Your quilt is so well done! I really like the unique design and all the beautiful fabrics!

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  23. I voted. Also, your quilt is really quite lovely. Very vibrant!

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  24. I voted and your quilt is beautiful!

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  25. I voted on their blog. Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  26. You guys are so amazing! All of your quilts are fabulous!

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  27. I voted! Love your quilt. It's very cool. And I would LOVE this Hadley bundle.

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  28. I voted! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I voted! They are all so amazing!

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  30. I voted--your colors are lovely

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  31. I voted! Love your quilt - so many talented quilters!!

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  32. Hopefully my vote will count as my kindle decided to have a mind of it's own...possibly voting 3 times! Will check tomorrow to see if one got through.....ya got to love technology...gggrrrrrrr.
    With this all said, I do love your quilt...as I was trying to comment on the Free Spirit post, the use of curves, the colors and fabrics choices in each block was my hands down choice against you talented competitors!

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  33. I voted, and it was really hard to choose. they are all so good!

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  34. I voted. All of the quilts are beautiful!

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  35. I have voted... So many lovely quilts!!!

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  36. I really, really like your design and quilt. Very nice. The colors are wonderful, the shapes are great and the no border is perfect.

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  37. I LOVE love this! And I voted :-)

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  38. Voted. I like your quilt. I think I'd like to see it in person so that I could study how unique but similar the different blocks are. Great job.

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  39. What wonderful quilts!! I voted too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance.

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  40. I voted and your quilt is WAY cool. Very modern and I love the colors.

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  41. I voted! Love the way you use colors, and this pattern is great! Very modern, and you did it well!

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  42. I just voted. On your quilt. My second favourite was Woodland, but your is the most eye catching.

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  43. I voted - tough choices but your quilt really did stand out.

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  44. I love your use of scrappy and modern together! I voted but am not sure it posted. Good luck!

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  45. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I voted.

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  46. I absolutley love your design. It's so bold and bright and I love how you have used the curves. It defintiely was my favourite so I gave it my vote. Best of luck.

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  47. I voted. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I voted! All the quilt enties were great! I do love anything with curves though!

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  49. I voted. It was extremely difficult as all the quilts are gorgeous.

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  50. I voted earlier his week. And I voted for you! I absolutely love this quilt, bright and funky. Best of luck with the competition.

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  51. I voted! I really love your quilt and your use of color in making the pattern unique and modern - it's so beautiful!

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  52. All the quilts are beautiful, it was really difficult to pick only one to vote for. I think putting it on point was a fantastic idea.

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  53. I voted! Your quilt is amazing and the most modern! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. I voted. You had some stiff competition but I truly liked yours the best!

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  55. I just voted a few minutes ago! And I love the way you made your colours popping out...!

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  56. I vote - good luck with the competition

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  57. LOVE your quilt, the colors and movement are AMAZING!
    I have voted.
    Thank you for the fabric giveaway.

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  58. I think this might be my favorite of all the quilts you have made!

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  59. All the quilts are wonderful but when your eyes see your quilt it's a big wow. I have voted for you and hope you win, you deserve it. Beautiful.

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  60. I voted--and for your quilt. What a stunner!! :o)

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  61. The were all so great but I voted for your scrappy version of the original pattern. It was the one that made me say, oohh I wanna make that (the most)!

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  62. I voted. Can I tell you I just LOVE the pop of pattern in the otherwise solid quilt!!! I'm a fun fabric kinda gal! Don't work with a lot of solids!!

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  63. I love your design and I LOVE how you scattered in some DS prints. Great work; I voted!

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  64. I voted. I really like the movement in your quilt

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  65. I voted! They're all amazing, such a hard decision...

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  66. So glad I jumped over to vote - all are gorgeous!

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  67. Vote for modern solids quilt... Check! akmajor(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. They are all suck lovely quilts, but I had to vote for yours - it sang the loudest

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  69. I love your quilt! This screams modern to me! I voted, and I bet you can guess which quilt I voted for:)

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  70. Wow - so much colour - fabulous quilt. I voted too.

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  71. I had NOT voted because I like a few of them *too much to decide* but... I also like awesome pretty fabric so I asked my husband for input and voted! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  72. What a great challenge! I voted!

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  73. I had to come over to the blog of the man who made this beautiful quilt. I was totally blown away when I saw it! I look forward to following your blog now. It was fun to show my husband your quilt. He helps me so much on mine, I truly think he might enjoy doing a quilt himself. Anyway, major point - your quilt is a thing of beauty, creativity and skill that I would think will be a masterpiece of modern quilting.

    Beth
    Magistra13 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  74. Wow, it was a tough choice, but you received one of my votes. Beautiful quilt!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  75. I voted! They are all gorgeous.

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  76. I voted for your quilt, love the modern vibe and mix of colors.

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  77. Gorgeous quilt - it led me to your blog. And, I voted!

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  78. I voted! Great work was done by all the entrants!

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  79. I voted. Some really nice quilts.

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  80. I voted. Fabulous quilts l by everyone!

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  81. You are VERY TALENTED, beautiful Quilt! I voted :)

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  82. Your quilt is FABULOUS! I voted too.

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  83. I voted, wow, what an a line up of talent, just awesome!!

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  84. Hi John all the quilts are wonderful but I voted for your quilt as I love the way you have used the colour.

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  85. What an awesome quilt! I voted!

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  86. Loved your quilt. I also really liked Fresh Lemons.

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  87. I voted for you (even before I read your blog post)! Good luck!

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  88. I LOVE the way yours is the most bold and brightest! I voted for you :)

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  89. Those are some awesome quilts! I had to do a random drawing for my vote!

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  90. I voted! It was an anonymous vote though because I'm new to all this blogger stuff. Still trying to figure it all out. Anyway, I really like that you used some DS prints to supplement the solids in this quilt. Great job!.

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  91. I voted! Im totally inspired by your quilt, and would love to win some fabric!

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  92. I found your blog after seeing your quilt on Sew Mama Sew's blog. I LOVED yours and voted for it and now I'm following your blog!

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  93. I voted! Love your quilt. Such bright colors.

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  94. Voted! Hard to choose. Love the giveaway, too!

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  95. I voted! What a hard choice! What fabulous quilts!

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  96. Thank you for the giveaway. Your entry is simply stunning and I loved the quilting enhancing the pattern - really just amazing work on all levels! Congratulations regardless of the contest outcome - and I voted. Thanks again.

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  97. I voted. (And you have a new follower!) Your quilt is breathtaking. Well done!

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  98. I voted. Good luck in the competition!

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  99. Voted, Masters from Chapel Hill, AND consider it the Vortex of the Universe. Now, perhaps the Vortex of the Quilting Universe?

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  100. Dude! I voted (for you of course!) This is my absolute favorite quilt you have ever made!

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  101. I voted! I've loved watching these quilts come together across the blogs and Instagram.

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  102. Voted. Love your quilt (and your newest book)!

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  103. It was a toss up for me between Lee Heinrich and yours. I voted for you.

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  104. Oh I voted!!! Just saw this and probably missed the draw, but I enjoyed seeing all the quilts. I happened to vote for the last two quilts in the line up.

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  105. A great job on color, curves, asymmetrics and geometrics. I could also see it working with a straight line quilting. Great job, John!

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