April 4, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along Parade

Welcome to the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Parade!  

To see the journey of the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along, go to the Modern Plus Sampler QAL page here



First of all, Cheryl, my co-author, of Meadow Mist Designs and I want to thank all of the generous sponsors who donated prizes to those completing a Modern Plus Sampler quilt or a quilt top!  There were enough prizes that everyone was a winner!







Another huge thank you goes out to Christa of Christa Quilts and Benartex who generously supplied Christa's Fandangle fabric for my second version of the Modern Plus Sampler. 





And, drum roll...here are the 12 Modern Plus Sampler Quilt finishes!  Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated!



Fonda B. from Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada
Fonda wins a 6 month subscription to Make Modern and 
2 digital pdf patterns from Meadow Mist Designs!

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Wendy O. from Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Wendy wins a $100 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop!

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Rochelle S.
Rochelle wins two digital quilt patterns from Quilting Jetgirl 
and three digital quilt patterns from Sew Fresh Quilts!

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Barb M.
Barb wins two digital quilt patterns from Quilting Jetgirl 
and two digital quilt patterns from Cooking Up Quilts!

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Yvonne F. from Tehachapi, CA
Yvonne wins a 6 month subscription to Make Modern 
and the paper pieced Stained Glass Flower set from Whims and Fancies!

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Heide D. of Heide's Quilty Hugs
Heide wins a $60 gift certificate to BackSide Fabrics!

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Isabelle D. from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Isabelle wins a digital quilt pattern from Tish N Wonderland 
and 2 digital quilt patterns from Meadow Mist Designs!

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Suzy K. from Yorkville IL
Suzy wins a $25 gift certificate to Busy Hands Quilts!

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Cheryl C.
Cheryl wins a $20 gift certificate from Needle & Foot!

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Karen V. from Tilbury, Ontario, Canada
Karen wins a digital quilt pattern from Tish N Wonderland 
and the paper pieced Stained Glass Flower set from Whims and Fancies!

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Ramona Johnson
Ramona wins Kona yardage from Honey, Bunny, and Doll Patterns!

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Anja C. from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Anja wins a 12 piece large spool collection from Aurifil!

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CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!


If you missed out on the Quilt along, you can start the sampler at any time.  You can find a copy of the book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts on Amazon , an affiliate link, and a complete version of the quilt along instructions (book required) here.

March 13, 2019

Modern Plus Sign Quilts ➕ Turns One

Happy 1st Birthday to Modern Plus Sign Quilts!  🎂  

A lot planning, stitching, late nights, pattern writing, quilting, reviewing, binding, label making, and much, much more went into this stack of quilts that make up Modern Plus Sign Quilts (and these are not all of them).   



A Trip Down Memory Lane

In some ways, it seems like only yesterday that my UPS driver, Todd, came up the drive with the horn a honking to deliver the first books.  It was January 30, 2018 to be exact.  The sun was shinning brightly or I was just too excited to take the photo.


I unpacked the box and this is my first glance at the actual book and first time I got to hold it in my hands.


Stash Books/C&T Publishing did a fabulous job with the layout and photography of the book. When I open the book, I never tire of the inside front cover which includes my favorite chartreuse green.


Everyone has been so supportive like Leslie, our local quilt shop owner, Bernina We're In Stitches, threw a big book launch celebration party complete with a plus sign cake.


Blogging friends from all over helped to introduce the book by making a quilt from the book for the two week long blog hop taking place in March 2018 which started in this post and wrapped up in this post. Links to the quilts are also at the end of this post.


Modern Plus Sign Quilts is not only poplar with quilters, look who else is enjoying the book. Jennifer's (The Inquiring Quilter) cat knows a good read.



Modern Plus Signs Quilts in the Wild


It all felt real when I spotted Modern Plus Sign Quilts on the shelf of my local Pickens County Library nested between, non other than, Jinny Beyer and Eleanor Burns.




My friend, Anita, spotted Modern Plus Sign Quilts on the shelf at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon when on her way to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.


And, Dana, even found Modern Plus Sign Quilts at The Old Country Store in Intercourse, Pa.



Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along


The Modern Plus Sampler is wrapping up soon, with a reveal party (including tons of prizes) next month. You can find more information and a full pdf of the pattern (book required to make the quilt) right here.

I made this version of the Modern Plus Sampler from mostly Tula Pink fabrics.  



And, I will be sharing the Modern Plus Sampler made from Christa Watson's Fandangle fabric during the parade.  Here's a sneak peak.





Find Modern Plus Sign Quilts



I'm looking forward the birthday #2 for Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  

Now, enjoy all the quilts from the book and variations made by bloggers from the blog hop.






March 7, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Reveal Parade Coming Soon

There are no instructions this month for the Modern Plus Sampler so that you have additional time to finish your quilt tops and quilts. 



IMPORTANT DATES

March 28th - Submissions to the quilt parade due (quilt tops or completed quilts)
April 4th - Sampler Quilt reveal parade 


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUILT & BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES

  • E-mail a picture of the quilt top or finished quilt by Thursday March 28th.
  • 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 will be randomly awarded to those that participate in the parade.
We have tons of prizes, we are looking forward to seeing your versions of the Sampler!  You can find all of the prizes here.


FULL SAMPLER PATTERN

Now that all of the instructions have been posted, if you would like the instructions for the Sampler together in one pdf file you can download it right here: