January 3, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Paper Pieced Areas

Happy New Year and welcome to the January instructions
for the Modern Plus Sampler!


Just a look ahead...this is the last month of instructions for new blocks. February will be the quilt top assembly instructions and then the parade will be in April (March will not have any instructions to give you a full two months to finish your quilt tops/quilts).
 To enter into the parade you need either a finished quilt top or finished quilt.



This month's instructions are the Paper Pieced Areas within the large plus sign. Remember, if you would rather not do any paper piecing for the quilt top, we have other options here in this post.

Modern Plus Sampler

About the sampler - the Modern Plus Sampler started in July 2018 and will run through April 2019 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The quilt is a large lap sized quilt finishing at about 63" x 78".

Here are the instructions in an easy to print pdf format below:


 Additionally, the directions and all of the other information related to the sampler quilt along can always be found on the Modern Plus Sampler Page.  

Social Media 

Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #ModernPlusSampler and tag me @QuiltedBlooms and Cheryl @MeadowMistDesigns.

I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group (if you have not already).  Cheryl has 3,200 members in the group and everyone is excited to see your progress!


Paper Pieced Areas



Cutting Instructions for both blocks


FABRIC A

Cut 1 strip 2 ½" × WOF.  Sub-cut as indicated in book patterns.


FABRIC B

Cut 1 strip 2 ½" × WOF.  Sub-cut as indicated in book patterns.



FABRIC D

Cut 1 strip of 4" x WOF and 3 ¼" x WOF, and 2 strips of 3" x WOF.
     Sub-cut each as indicted in the book patterns.
Cut 2 strips 2 ¾" x WOF.
     Sub-cut into 2 pieces 2 ¾" x 14" and 2 pieces 2 ¾" x 9 ½".
Cut 2 strips 1 ¼" x WOF.
     Sub-cut into 2 pieces 1 ¼" x 14" and 2 pieces 1 ¼" x 12 ½".


FABRIC E

Cut 1 strip 4 ¾" × WOF.  Sub-cut as indicated in book patterns.


FABRIC F

Cut 1 strip 6" × WOF.  Sub-cut as indicated in book patterns.



Kaleidoscope Block

Use the Kaleidoscope Plus pattern on pages 68-73, the kaleidoscope plus foundation A pattern on page 107, and the foundation paper piecing instructions on pages 12-13.

1. Foundation paper piece two kaleidoscope plus foundation A patterns using the following fabrics for each segment:


2. Sew the two foundation A pieces together to make one full kaleidoscope block 9 ½" x 9 ½".

3. Sew a fabric D piece 2 ¾" x 9 ½" onto the right and left sides of the full kaleidoscope block. Sew a fabric D piece 2 ¾" x 14" onto the top and bottom of the block to make a kaleidoscope block 14" x 14".



Faceted Rings Block

Use the Faceted Rings pattern on pages 30-35, the faceted rings foundation A and B patterns on page 105-106, and the foundation paper piecing instructions on pages 12-13.

1. Foundation paper piece four each of the faceted rings foundation A and B patterns using the following fabrics for each segment:


2. Sew the eight foundation pieces (4 of foundation A and four of foundation B) together to make one block 12 ½" x 12 ½".

3. Sew a fabric D piece 1 ¼" x 12 ½" onto the right and left sides of the full kaleidoscope block. Sew a fabric D piece 1 ¼" x 14" onto the top and bottom of the block to make a kaleidoscope block 14" x 14".







Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Modern Plus Sampler!


The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of February (the 7th).


December 31, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Applique in Fandangle

Well, 2018 is winding down fast and 2019 is almost here.  I wanted to show you the two applique blocks made from December's instructions from in the Modern Plus Sampler.

First up is the Petal Plus which is made from orange peels.  This block was appliqued in no time at all with only one start and stop.



Below is a detail shot of the Petal Plus.  You can see the original Petal Plus quilt here on day 6 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts blog hop.



Next up is Cute as a Button.  This one took a little more time with out the inside and outside corners.  The original Cute as a Button quilt is here on day 7 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilt blog hop.



I'm using Chista Watson's Fandangle fabric line for this version of the Modern Plus Sampler.  You can see more details of Cute as a Button as I am using the same fabric I used in the mini quilt I made for the Fandangle blog hop back in July.

The next set of instructions will be posted Thursday, January 3rd.  In the mean time, check out progress on Instagram at #ModernPlusSampler and check out Cheryl's applique blocks here.


December 28, 2018

Best of 2018

It was so fun to reflect on posts from this past year.  I have chosen posts with the most page views as my Best of 2018.

Click on the title to be taken to the original post.  



It was so exciting for the our long-awaited book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, to be released in February 2018.  Back in March, 43 bloggers helped Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and me share the 16 projects from the book.


Included in the Modern Plus Signs recap post are the links to each quilt in the book and the bloggers who participated in the book blog hop.  Thank you, again, bloggers!


#4 Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along ➕ Design Reveal

The quilt along is in now in full gear.  The design was revealed back in June with it wrapping up in April 2019.


The page dedicated to the Modern Plus Sampler QAL is here where you will find a link to each month's instructions.


#3 Research Triangle - Curated Quilts Triangle Challenge

It's no secret, I love challenges.  I especially challenges that are small so they do not require a lot of time or resources.

Curated Quilts issues a mini challenge with each issue where the finished piece should be somewhere between 10" and 16" square.





#2 Fandangle Fabric Blog Hop - Cute as a Button Mini

I honored to be asked and had so much fun participating in the Fandangle Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Christa Watson's (Christa Quilts) new fabric line from Benartex. 

I made this mini using Cute as a Button from Modern Plus Sign Quilts.




#1 Casting Shadows - Michael Miller Fabric Challenge 

Michael Miller Fabrics chose the Our Yard collection as the challenge fabric for QuiltCon 2018 which took place in California this year.

Boy was I surprised to find that my challenge, Casting Shadows, placed 2nd in the challenge.  And look, the ribbon matched perfectly. 




Through the years, my "Best of" posts are linked below:

Best of 2017           Best of 2016           Best of 2015



Now head on over to the Best of 2018 Linky Party hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs to join in the fun.