August 2, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Tribal Rows

Are you ready to start piecing your Modern Plus Sampler?
We are going to start piecing the quilt starting with the Tribal Rows at the top and bottom of the quilt!


Modern Plus Sampler

The Modern Plus Sampler will run from July 2018 until 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".

The instructions are published right in this post (after these few announcements) and are available in an easy to print pdf format:


(If you have any trouble with the link, you can find instructions on how to access and download the pdf file pdf file here.)  Additionally, the directions and all of the other information related to the mystery quilt can always be found on the Modern Plus Sampler Page.

We have 15 generous sponsors for this event!  You can read more about the sponsors and prizes here and find links to each at the bottom of the post.


Social Media 

I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Design Facebook Group (if you have not already).  Cheryl now has over 3,200 members in the group and we are so excited to see your progress!

If you want some feedback on possible fabric choices or have any questions during the quilt along, the Facebook is an excellent resource.  You can find the Facebook Group right here.  Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #ModernPlusSamplerQuilt and tag me at @QuiltedBlooms and Cheryl @MeadowMistDesigns.

And now without further ado....August's instructions...



Tribal Rows


Cutting Instructions


FABRIC A


Cut 6 strips 2 1/2" x WOF. 
    1. Sub-cut 1 strip into 2 rectangles 2 ½" x 7" and 2 rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½". 
    2. Sub-cut 3 strips into 18 rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½", each strip can yield 6 rectangles.
    3. Sub-cut 1 strip into 2 rectangles 2 ½" x 3" and 12 squares 2 ½" x 2 ½".
    4. Sub-cut 1 strip into 16 squares 2 ½" x 2 ½". 

FABRIC B


Cut 1 strip 3" x WOF.
    1. Sub-cut into 2 rectangles 3" x 6 ½".

Cut 13 strips 2 ½" x WOF. 
    1. Sub-cut 6 strips into 36 rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½"; each strip can yield 6 rectangles. 
    2. Sub-cut 1 strip into 4 rectangles 2 ½" x 4 ½".  
    3. Sub-cut 2 strips into 28 squares 2 ½" x 2 ½"; each strip can yield 16 squares. 
    4. Reserve remaining 4 strips.

FABRIC D


Cut 5 strips 2 ½" × WOF. 
    1. Sub-cut 3 strips into 16 rectangles 2 ½" × 6 ½"; each strip can yield 6 rectangles. 
    2. Reserve remaining 2 strips.

Piecing Instructions
Use the instructions from the Tribal Plus pattern instructions on pages 56-61.

Tip:  Check your 1/4" seam allowance before piecing the rows to ensure that your rows will finish at the correct width and fit with the other blocks in the quilt design.

ROW A 
1. Sew together 1 fabric A rectangle 2 ½" x 7" (marked with a *), 6 fabric A rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½", 2 fabric A squares 2 ½" x 2 ½", and 8 fabric B squares 2 ½" x 2 ½" to make row A-1, measuring 2 ½" × 63". Repeat to make 2 rows A-1. 


2. Sew together 2 fabric A rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½", 1 fabric A square 2 ½" x 2 ½", and 3 fabric B squares 2 ½" x 2 ½"  to make row A-2, measuring 2 ½" × 20 ½". Repeat to make 4 rows A-2. 


ROW B 
1. Sew together 1 fabric A rectangle 2 ½" x 3" (marked with a *), 6 fabric A squares 2 ½" x 2 ½", and 8 fabric B rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½" to make row B-1, measuring 2 ½" × 63".  Repeat to make 2 rows B-1.


2. Sew 2 fabric A squares 2 ½" x 2 ½", 2 fabric B rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½", and 1 fabric B rectangle 2 ½" x 4 ½" together to make row B-2, measuring 2 ½" × 20 ½".  Repeat to make 4 rows B-2.


ROW C 
1.  Using the illustrations on page 58 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book, sew 2 fabric B strips 2 ½" x WOF and 1 fabric D strip 2 ½" x WOF together.  Repeat to make 2 strip sets. Cut the strip sets into 32 units 2 ½" x 6 ½", each strip set can yield 16 units. 

2. Sew together 2 units from step 1 and 1 fabric D rectangle 2 ½" x 6 ½" to make a plus block measuring 6 ½" x 6 ½". Repeat to make 16 plus blocks. 

3. Sew 8 plus blocks, 1 fabric B rectangle 3" x 6 ½" (marked with a *), and 6 fabric B rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½" together to make row C, measuring 6 ½" × 63". Repeat to make 2 rows C. 




FULL TRIBAL ROW
Sew 1 row A-1, 1 row B-1, and 1 row C together to make a tribal row measuring 10 ½" x 63".  Repeat to make 2 tribal rows.




FIRST PARTIAL TRIBAL ROW
Arrange and sew 1 row A-2 and 1 row B-2 together to make a first partial tribal row measuring 4 ½" x 20 ½".  Repeat to make 2 first partial tribal rows.  Do not attach to the full tribal row at this time.



SECOND PARTIAL TRIBAL ROW
Arrange and sew 1 row A-2 and 1 row B-2 together to make a second partial tribal row measuring 4 ½" x 20 ½".  Repeat to make 2 second partial tribal rows.  Do not attach to the full tribal row at this time.  The second partial tribal row is a mirror image of the first partial tribal row. 



Cheryl and I can't wait to see your Tribal Rows!!
To see the original Tribal Plus quilt click here.





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


The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of September (the 6th).


July 30, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler in Fandangle

The piecing of the Modern Plus Sampler is begins this week, Thursday, August 2nd!  Have you picked out your fabrics?

During the Modern Plus Sampler quilt along, I'm so excited to be piecing my version in Fandangle which is Christa Watson's (Christa Quilts) latest fabric line provided by Benartex.

This is the Modern Plus Sampler rendered in the cool blues and greens of Fandangle.  

The fabrics and corresponding letters are as follows:

Fabric A - Confetti Crosshatch in Light Grey
Fabric B - Baubles & Bits in Teal

Fabric C - Paper Cuts in Green

Fabric D - Beaded Curtain in Turquoise and White

Fabric E - Triangle Trinkets in Teal

Backing Fabic - Sparkling Squares in Teal/Multi

Here are the Fandangle prints in cool colorway I shared as part of the Fandangle blog hop which took place a couple of weeks ago.

  




I made a mini Cute as a Button for the Fandangle blog hop and you can read all about the mini here and find links to see the other fabulous projects made with Fandangle.

Fandangle will be shipping to quilt shops any day now.  In the mean time, Christa has a limited selection of prints and kits in her shop.

You can see Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) fabrics here. She'll be using all Hoffman Indah Batiks and Solids from You+Me.

I'm looking forward to sewing with Fandangle over the next months.  What fabrics will you be using for the Modern Plus Sampler?  See you on Thursday, August 2nd for the 1st set of instructions.


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July 20, 2018

Fandangle Fabric Blog Hop ➕ Giveaway

I was so honored when Christa Watson of Christa Quilts asked me to take part in the blog hop for her latest fabric line, Fandangle, from Benartex and Contempo Studio.

How could you not love lime green paired with turquoise and teal.  I thought the Beaded Curtain low volume white and aqua would be the perfect background for Crosshatch Crosshatch in teal.


Since I love machine applique, I decided to use the Cute as a Button applique pattern from Modern Plus Sign Quilts and made a mini quilt to hang in my sewing room.  And so you'll know, Aurifil 4182 in dark turquoise matched the Confetti Crosshatch in teal perfectly.


Beaded Curtain is one of my favorites from Christa's Fandangle fabric.


I'm also very fond of the Confetti Crosshatch.  Pictured here is the teal used in the Cute as a Button applique and light grey Confetti Crosshatch, but it also comes in a dark gray.


The fun triangle prints are Triangle Trinkets and are pictured here with the Confetti Crosshatch.


You can see the scale of the print compared to the large spool of Aurifil.


I used the same Confetti Crosshatch in teal for the bias binding and the Triangle Trinkets in teal as the backing.


For the quilting, I attempted something similar to what Christa calls a 'jagged stipple'.  See her Fandangle introductory post with mention of jagged stipple.




I outlined the applique by quilting close to the applique on inside of the plus signs and around the outside of the circles.


Speaking of jagged stipple, the Paper Cuts print was inspired from Christa's jagged stipple quilting.  And here also is the main print, Baubles and Bits.  I just love the mid-century modern vibe going on in this print.

   
How fun to see Christ's name in print on the selvage of the the Baubles and Bits.


Continuing the theme of the main print is Sparkling Squares.


And, here are a couple more photos of the mini I'm calling Fandangle Button Plus.



Fandangle Button Plus looks a little lost on the large brick wall.


I've only showed you the cool colorway, but Fandangle also comes in warm colors too.


Here are all the prints together taken from the Benartex lookbook.


You haven't seen the last of Fandangle around here because, I'll be making another version of the Modern Plus Sampler from Fandangle, compliments of Benartex.

The Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along is free and is just getting started so it's the perfect time to join in on the fun.  The first set of sewing instructions will be given out on August 2nd.  You'll need the book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, to sew along.  You'll find a link here on where to purchase.  The fabric requirements are here



If you’d like a chance to win an assorted 8-piece fat quarter bundle of Fandangle from Benartex, enter using the Raffecopter widget below! The fabric giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.  And, be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop for additional chances to win.

Here's the complete schedule:

Tuesday, July 17th
Wednesday, July 18th
Thursday, July 19th
Friday, July 20th

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more Fandangle fun: 
Click here to see the entire Fandangle collection.
Click here to visit Christa's website. Find her on IG here.
Click here to read interview with Christa by Benartex.

Linking to:
Finished or Not Friday with Myra at Buzy Hands Quilts
TGIFF hosted this week by Andree at Learning & Quilting 
Show off Saturday hosted by Caroline at SewCanShe