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Modern Madness Regionals (Part 1)

Are you ready for some CRAZY results??  I last checked the voting yesterday, and in the past 24 hours THREE of the four match-ups experienced complete reversals.  Plus, we’ve seen the closest two matches of the whole tournament so far … including a competition that was decided by THREE VOTES!!  After all was said and done, 831 of you have spoken and our Sweet 16 is now complete.  Let’s reveal the last four fabric lines to make the cut:

City Weekend by oliver + s – 472 votes (57%)
def. Sanctuary by Patty Young – 359 (43%)

Habitat by Jay McCarroll – 515 votes (62%)
def. Castle Peeps by Lizzy House – 316 (38%)

Nature Walk by Cloud 9 Fabrics – 421 votes (51%)
def. Fandango by Kate Spain – 410 (49%)

Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt – 417 votes (50%)
def. Kumari Garden by Dena Designs – 414 (50%)

How did you do?  Did these surprising results help or hurt your overall brackets?  If you’re keeping score, give yourself 2 points for every team that correctly guessed would move into the round of 16.  Submit your name and score to the Modern Madness Leader Board if you want to see how you’re stacking up versus our other readers!

** Our Leader Board is now closed. Be sure to check back after the regionals are over! **

Here is the complete listing of match-ups for our regional finals:

Sunkissed vs. Flora & Fauna
Parisville vs. Central Park
Rouenneries vs. Buttercup
Sherbet Pips vs. Bliss
It’s a Hoot vs. Far Far Away II
Modern Meadow vs. Meadowsweet 2
City Weekend vs. Habitat
Nature Walk vs. Hope Valley

And now it’s time to cast your votes for the first set of regional match-ups:

** The voting is now closed. Thanks for playing! **

Have fun, and good luck to all of the participants!

By |March 27th, 2011|modern madness|6 Comments

Modern Madness Round 2 | Region 4

Our next four fabric lines are in the Sweet 16, which only leaves four spots remaining for today’s competitors. Eager to see who has advanced? Here we go …

It’s a Hoot by Momo – 324 votes (67%)
def. Remix by Ann Kelle – 162 (33%)

Far Far Away II by Heather Ross – 299 votes (62%)
def. Weekends by Erin McMorris – 187 (38%)

Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry – 367 votes (76%)
def. Hideaway by Lauren & Jessi Jung – 119 (24%)

Meadowsweet 2 by Sandi Henderson – 321 votes (66%)
def. Urban Circus by Laurie Wisbrun – 165 (34%)

Congratulations to the winners! And now, we head over to our 4th and final region for some great match-ups. Need a refresher? You can find links to all of these fabric lines here.

*** Voting is now closed. Thanks for playing! ***

Have fun!

By |March 25th, 2011|modern madness|4 Comments

Modern Madness Round 2 | Region 3 Voting

We had 918 votes in Region 2, and four more teams have moved into our Sweet 16. Here are your results:

Rouenneries by French General – 543 votes (59%)
def. Flower Sugar by Lecien – 375 (41%)

 

Buttercup by Fig Tree Quilts – 674 votes (73%)
def. Swoon by Melissa Averinos – 244 (27%)

 

Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey – 539 votes (59%)
def. Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner – 379 (41%)

 

Bliss by Bonnie & Camille – 753 votes (82%)
def. Farmdale by Alexander Henry Fabrics – 165 (18%)

 

And with that, we have a Moda sweep! Looks like Moda Fabrics has Region 2 all wrapped up. The round of 16 should be very interesting as these four groups are matched up against one another.

 

Today we head over to Region 3, where some of your favorites are back in action. Will Modern Meadow continue its march to the finals? How will reader favorites Momo, Heather Ross, Sandi Henderson, and Erin McMorris fare? Will voters put Remix, Urban Circus, and Hideaway into the Sweet 16? Only time will tell … but you need to vote to see your favorites advance!

 

Need a refresher? You can find links to all of the fabric lines in Region 3 here.

** Voting is now closed. Thanks for playing! **

By |March 21st, 2011|modern madness|4 Comments

Modern Madness Round 2 | Region 2 Voting

After 751 votes, the first 4 teams have made it into our round of 16! After a series of very hard fought battles, here are the results from Region 1:

Sunkissed by Sweetwater – 488 votes (65%)
def. Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun – 263 (35%)

Flora & Fauna by Patty Young – 466 votes (62%)
def. Modern Affair by Pat Bravo – 285 (38%)

Parisville by Tula Pink – 460 votes (61%)
def. Punctuation by American Jane – 291 (39%)

Central Park by Kate Spain – 458 votes (61%)
def. Nest by Valori Wells – 293 (39%)

If you’re keeping score, give yourself 2 points for every winning fabric line that you had predicted would be in the round of 16. How are your brackets looking? Are your Final Four lines still alive?

We know that many of you are curious to see how you’re faring against your fellow Fat Quarterly readers. Here is the Modern Madness Leader Board with all Round 1 scores tallied:

MODERN MADNESS LEADER BOARD | ROUND 1

How did you stack up?

And now it’s time for our next 8 teams to take the court. Use the ballot below to cast your votes. Remember, one vote per reader please! To refresh your memory, the links to these lines can be found here.

{Sherbet Pips vs. Innocent Crush?! How to choose? These match-ups are sure to be doozies.}

Have fun!

** Voting is now closed. Thanks for playing! **

By |March 18th, 2011|modern madness|1 Comment

Modern Madness Round 2 | Region 1 Voting

Wow … now this is getting exciting! The Region 4 results are in, and there are some big surprises. With the projected winner by 2 members of the Fat Quarterly team (Echino) OUT in Round 1, this really shakes things up for the rest of the draw.

We’ll be interested to hear how you all fared with these results:

City Weekend by oliver + S – 521 votes (65%)
def. Spa by Rosemarie Lavin – 278 votes (35%)

Sanctuary by Patty Young – 450 votes (56%)
def. Echino by Etsuko Furuya – 349 (44%)

Habitat by Jay McCarroll – 426 votes (53%)
def. Hooty Hoot by Doohikey Designs – 373 (47%)

Castle Peeps by Lizzy House – 482 votes (60%)
def. Daydream by Cyndi Walker – 317 (40%)

Fandango by Kate Spain – 448 votes (56%)
def. Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts – 351 (44%)

Nature Walk by Cloud 9 Fabrics – 539 votes (67%)
def. Zoo Menagerie by Eleanor Grosch – 260 (33%)

Kumari Garden by Dena Designs – 476 votes (60%)
def. Wild World by Jenean Morrison – 323 (40%)

Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt – 510 votes (64%)
Groove by Caleb Gray – 289 (36%)

Now that Round 1 is over in all regions, it’s time to tell us how you did. Complete the short form below to submit your name to the Fat Quarterly Modern Madness Leaderboard! Remember, give yourself 1 point for every winner that you correctly guessed across all four regions, for a maximum total of 32 points.

The leaderboard is now closed. Stay tuned for your opportunity to submit to the Leader Board following the next round of match-ups!

And today we travel back to Region 1, where some of your favorites are back in action in their second round match-ups in what are sure to be some fierce battles. If you want to refresh your memory on these fantastic fabric lines, you can find links to them all here.

*** Note: voting for Round 2 | Region 1 is now closed. Thanks for playing! ***

Good luck to all players!
By |March 15th, 2011|modern madness|1 Comment

Modern Madness Round 1 | Region 4 Voting

Voting for Region 3 is now closed!

Eager to see the winners? We had 544 total votes, and here’s who emerged from Round 1 to battle again in Round 2:

It’s a Hoot by Momo – 431 votes (79%)
def. Beetle Bugs by Saffron Craig – 113 (21%)

Remix by Ann Kelle – 359 votes (66%)
def. Country Lane by Bari J. – 185 (34%)

Weekends by Erin McMorris – 313 votes (58%)
def. Gypsy Bandana by Pillow & Maxfield – 231 (42%)

Far Far Away II by Heather Ross – 318 votes (58%)
def. Shades of Grey by Daisy Janie – 226 (42%)

Hideaway by Lauren & Jessi Jung – 278 votes (51%)
def. Impressions by Ty Pennington – 266 votes (49%)

Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry – 430 votes (79%)
def. A Tammis Keefe Tribute by Michael Miller Fabrics – 114 (21%)

Meadowsweet 2 by Sandi Henderson – 339 votes (62%)
def. Modern Whimsy by Laurie Wisbrun for Scarlet Fig – 205 (38%)

Urban Circus by Laurie Wisbrun – 304 votes (56%)
def. Origins by Basic Grey – 240 (44%)
So how did you do? Any upsets that you weren’t expecting?
And now we move on to Region 4, home of several powerhouses (Patty Young, Lizzy House), early favorites (Echino, Hope Valley), dark horses (Habitat, Nature Walk, Wild World) and what is sure to be an epic showdown between Fig Tree Quilts & Kate Spain! Exciting stuff.

Here’s the voting sheet, and links to the lines are below:
** Note: voting is now closed. Thanks for playing! **

Good luck to all of the players, and have fun everybody!
By |March 11th, 2011|modern madness|0 Comments

Modern Madness Round 1 | Region 3 Voting

With 1256 votes in Region 2, I think it’s safe to say that Modern Madness is catching on! This round was a real nail-biter. It was fascinating to watch the results come in and see the leaders emerge, and there are some surprise winners for sure.

But enough commentary — let’s get to the results!

Flower Sugar by Lecien – 716 votes (57%)
def. Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle – 540 (43%)

Rouenneries by French General – 783 votes (62%)
def. Party Dress by Mo Bedell – 473 (38%)

Swoon by Melissa Averinos – 674 votes (54%)
def. Greenfield Hill by Denyse Schmidt (46%)

Buttercup by Fig Tree Quilts – 803 votes (64%)
def. Beach Mod Circa 60 by Monaluna – 453 (36%)

Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey – 985 votes (78%)
def. Forest Friends Flannel by Cloud 9 Fabrics – 271 (22%)

Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner – 729 votes (58%)
def. Swiss Chocolate by Amanda Murphy – 527 (42%)

Farmdale by Alexander Henry Fabrics – 654 votes (52%)
def. Holiday Happy by Monica Solorio-Snow – 602 (48%)

Bliss by Bonnie & Camille – 968 votes (77%)
def. Queen Street by Jennifer Paganelli – 288 (23%)

It was interesting to note that Fig Tree Quilts made mention of Modern Madness in their most recent newsletter, which certainly led to a strong surge for Buttercup in its defeat of the popular organic Beach Mod collection. The voters that turned up for Team Fig Tree also helped Rouenneries pull ahead of Party Dress (a match that was deadlocked in a 50/50 stalemate for days) and cemented the victory for Bliss. Go Team Fig Tree!

Speaking of Bliss, it and Sherbet Pips came out of the gates strong with over 950 votes each. Are these two powerhouses destined for a Round 3 match-up?

And how about those upsets? The strength of Swoon toppled Denyse Schmidt’s Greenfield Hill in a decisive victory, and the sweet Flower Sugar proved to be too much for the popular Urban Zoologie to handle.

Fortunately, several of those already defeated in round 1 will return to fight again. We’ll see Denyse Schmidt, Ann Kelle, Daisy Janie, Cloud 9 Fabrics, and Saffron Craig back on the hardcourt in Regions 3 & 4.

The battles in Region 3 are sure to be #epic. It features the first appearances by designers extraordinaire Heather Ross, Momo, and Bari J. Saffron Craig, Daisy Janie, Laurie Wisbrun and Ann Kelle are all back in action. And two lines that some picked to go.all.the.way. — Modern Meadow and Meadowsweet — both make their Modern Madness Debut.

Ready to vote? Well, what are you waiting for? We’ll have a short voting window for this region — voting will only remain open for about 48 hours. We’ll link up to the fabric lines below for your reference.

Still need to print your brackets? Here’s the link.

** Voting for Region 3 is now closed. Thanks for playing! **

Beetle Bug by Saffron Craig
It’s a Hoot by Momo

Country Lane by Bari J.
Remix by Ann Kelle

Weekends by Erin McMorris
Gypsy Bandana by Pillow & Maxfield

Far Far Away II by Heather Ross
Shades of Grey by Daisy Janie

Hideaway by Lauren & Jessi Jung
Impressions by Ty Pennington

Tammis Keefe Tribute by Michael Miller Fabrics
Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry

Modern Whimsy by Laurie Wisbrun for Scarlet Fig
Meadowsweet 2 by Sandi Henderson

Urban Circus by Laurie Wisbrun
Origins by Basic Grey

Modern Madness Round 1 | Region 1 Voting

Modern Madness — the most rock’em-est sock’em-est steel cage single-elimination octagon battle to the death of your favorite fabric lines — begins TODAY!

16 lines from Region 1 are duking it out in what many experts (OK, just me) are calling the toughest region of them all. The random selection powers-that-be were not smiling kindly on many of the fabric lines placed in Region 1. The competition is stiff. Will some of your favorites be knocked out early??

Use the form below to place your votes. Voting will remain open until approximately 9PM EST on Saturday, March 5th. The winning lines will be announced on Sunday the 6th, when the fabric lines from Region 2 will begin their assault.

If you need to print your brackets, you can find them here.

Want to see the Fat Quarterly team’s predictions?:

Please, only one ballot per reader. Good luck, and have fun!

*** NOTE: Voting for Region 1 is now closed. Thanks for playing! ***

Magnolia Lane by Laura Gunn
Tufted Tweets by Laurie wisbrun

Coquette by Carina Gardner
Sunkissed by Sweetwater

From Little Things by Sarah Fielke
Modern Affair by Patricia Bravo

Flora & Fauna by Patty Young
Geo Grande by Daisy Janie

My Folklore by Lecien
Parisville by Tula Pink

Owl’s Range by Saffron Craig
Punctuation by American Jane

Nest by Valori Wells
Marine by Dan Stiles

Central Park by Kate Spain
Sweet Broderie by Rosalie Quinlan

March Modern Fabric Madness!

Love fabric? Love competition? Well, in the spirit of March Madness, we’re excited to announce MODERN MADNESS — a fun new interactive activity for all of our readers for the month of March.

See? This is what happens when you put a guy in charge of a quilting activity! : )
Oh, and Go Heels!

Our version of the Big Dance will pit all of your favorite modern fabric lines against one another in a fierce competition to determine the winner — the #1 current (or recent) fabric line as determined by the readers of Fat Quarterly.

Here’s how it will work:

  • We’ve already randomly created the brackets containing the top 64 fabric lines in the quilting world (in our humble opinion. Sorry in advance for any unintentional omissions, though we think it’s pretty comprehensive.) Print the brackets out to play along!
  • Throughout the month of March, we’ll be posting the different rounds and regions of competition. Once posted, a survey will go live for you to vote for your favorites.
  • Once the voting for each round is closed, we’ll update the brackets and get ready for the next round of competition.

From 64 contenders, only one will emerge as the winner. Lots of great debate, conversation, and celebration will ensue.

Here’s the schedule:

Round 1

  • Region 1: March 2nd
  • Region 2: March 6th
  • Region 3: March 9th
  • Region 4: March 11th

Round 2

  • Region 1: March 14th
  • Region 2: March 18th
  • Region 3: March 20th
  • Region 4: March 24th

Regionals

  • Part 1: March 27th
  • Part 2: March 29th

Quarterfinals – April 1st

Semifinals – April 3rd

Championship – April 7th

And college basketball fans know the best part about March Madness: predicting all of the winners before the competition starts, and keeping track of how many points you earn by being correct!

We encourage you to print the brackets before we begin on March 2nd and fill it out. We’ll give tips on how to keep score throughout the competition, and we may even create a leader board to see how you’re stacking up against other readers.

Sound like fun? Ready to play? Download your brackets here.

By |February 27th, 2011|modern madness|33 Comments