February 7, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Quilt Top Assembly

We made it!  Here are the quilt top assembly instructions for the Modern Plus Sampler!  




Now that the quilt top instructions are posted, you will have almost two months to complete your quilt tops and/or quilts.  The reveal parade will be on Thursday, April 4th.


IMPORTANT DATES

March 28th - Submissions to the quilt parade due (quilt tops or completed quilts)

April 4th - Modern Plus Sampler reveal parade (the parade will be split into multiple days due to the number of quilts)


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUILT & BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES

E-mail a picture of the quilt top or finished quilt by Thursday, March 28th to Cheryl.

Address e-mail to MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com

Name your photo with your name as the file name, if possible, such as "Cheryl Brickey.jpg".

(optional) Include in your e-mail your location (city, state and/or country) and/or a web address for any related blog posts you would like linked to.

Prizes from our generous sponsors will be randomly awarded to those that participate in the parade.



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



 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.

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



Quilt Top Assembly



You can cut the fabric A rectangles for the first through third sections from 1 strip 5" x WOF and 1 strip 7" x WOF.

FIRST SECTION

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a first section 18 ½" x 63".

  •      2 rick rack blocks
  •      1 first partial tribal row
  •      1 second partial tribal row
  •      1 kaleidoscope block
  •      17 small plus blocks
  •      2 fabric A rectangles 5" x 7"







SECOND SECTION

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a second section 14" x 63".

  •      1 transparency plus block
  •      1 petal block
  •      1 faceted rings block
  •      6 small plus blocks
  •      2 fabric A rectangles 7" x 14"







THIRD SECTION

Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a third section 18 ½" x 63".

  •      2 rick rack blocks
  •      1 cute as a button block
  •      1 first partial tribal row
  •      1 second partial tribal row
  •      17 small plus blocks
  •      2 fabric A rectangles 5" x 7"







BORDERS

Cut and sew together 2 fabric A strips 4 ½" x WOF end-to-end and trim to the width of the quilt top (approximately 63"). Repeat to make a total of 2 border pieces. 


ASSEMBLE THE QUILT TOP

Sew the sections together to make the plus sign sampler quilt top, 63" x 78". 





FINISHING

1 Make backing:  Remove selvages from backing fabric (4 ⅞ yards), cut into 2 pieces (approx. 87" x WOF) and sew backing pieces together along the trimmed selvage edges using a ½” seam, pressing the seam open.  Trim backing to approx. 72" x 87".

2 Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing.  Baste and quilt as desired.

3 Cut the binding fabric (¾ yard) into 8 strips 2 ½” x WOF.  Trim off selvages and sew together end-to-end to make the binding.  Bind and enjoy your quilt!

February 5, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Paper Pieced Blocks

I did it!  I actually completed the pieced blocks from the Modern Plus Sampler myself.  I was tempted to ask Cheryl to do them for me but in the end I'm glad I did them.

With larger and fewer pieces, I tackled the kaleidoscope block from Kaleidoscope Plus first.  I did add one element of complexity when piecing the block.  Since I was using a directional background fabric, Beaded Curtain from Fandangle by Christa Watson, I wanted to keep the beads all vertical.


Faceted Rings made me a little nervous with the odd angles and smaller pieces but I managed to complete it as well.



You will find January's instructions for the paper pieced areas in this post and all the details about the quilt-a-long on the Modern Plus Sampler pageYou can take a look at Cheryl's perfect paper pieced areas here.

Would you be interested in a tutorial on how I cut the directional fabric pieces for paper piecing?  Let me know in the comments.

Join us back on Thursday, February 7th, when we will share the final assembly instructions for the Modern Plus Sampler.  How exciting!





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).