March 13, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop + Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop.  The kick off post is here.  Briefly,  we will be sharing 2 quilts from the book each weekday until all 16 quilts are featured and 40+ bloggers will share their version they have made on their respective blogs.  You are in store for a treat!  And, there will be giveaways each day!

Let's get started with Day 2...

Tribal Plus

First up is Tribal Plus which features rows of nested plus signs and was quilted using the walking foot  to emphasize the plus signs.  I used matching Aurifil thread in 50 wt which is the weight I use most often for piecing and quilting.  
Tribal Plus is made from fabrics all by Windham Fabrics and includes two Artisans Cottons and two prints.  I particularly liked using a wide backing in Newsprint by Carrie Bloomston which is available at Backside Fabrics.  

Head on over to see more versions of Tribal Plus made by Sophie, Afton and Shelly.

Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts

Afton @ Quilting Mod

Shelly @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Signature Plus

I'm sure many of you you have seen Red Cross quilts of war times, such as this one, circa 1915, in the possession of the Lake County Discovery Museum in Lake County, Illinois.  Residents paid 10 cents to have their name embroidered on the quilt square.

Red Cross quilt in the collection of the Lake County Discovery Museum

For Signature Plus,  Cheryl designed this quilt using two different size plus signs and 122 quilters from all over made plus blocks using Cotton Couture in Cherry and White furnished by Michael Miller Fabrics.
Signature Plus was quilted by Johellen George of Cabin Quilt Studio in an allover leafy design.  Here's the detail of a large plus block made by a fellow UpCountry Quilters guild member.

You are going to love the versions made by Soma, Ann and Kitty!

➕ Soma @ Whims and Fancies

➕ Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting

➕ Kitty @ Night Quilter

And today's giveaway is a 10 Small Spool Aurifil Collection of Vintage Holiday by Camille Roskelley.  Aren't those colors lovely?

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter: (if you are reading this post via e-mail, you may need to click over to the blog for the rafflecopter box to appear below).

Giveaway runs from March 13th through 8 pm EST March 20th and is open worldwide. Note: this giveaway is the same on both Cheryl's blog and here so there is no need to enter on both blogs.

                                     The giveaway is now over, congrats to Tamara G.!

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Here's the complete Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop schedule:

Monday, March 12th 
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Tuesday, March 13th
Soma @ Whims and Fancies
Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting
Kitty @ Night Quilter
Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Shelly @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Wednesday, March 14th
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch
Abigail @ Cut & Alter
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Sandra @ mmm! Quilts
Karen @ Run Sew Fun

Thursday, March 15th
Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
Stacey @ Stacey Day Quilts
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Thursday, March 15th
Linda @ Flourshing Palms
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
Stacey @ Stacey Day Quilts
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Friday, March 16th
Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Ruth @ Charly and Ben's Crafty Corner
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th
Jessica @ Quilty Habit
Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Tuesday, March 20th
Tish @ Tish N Wonderland
Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
Wanda @ Wanda's Life Sampler
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

Wednesday, March 21st
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Kate @ Smiles from Kate
Sue @ Seven Oak Street Quilts
Carole @ From my Carolina Home
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts

Thursday, March 22nd
Debbie @ Esch House Quilts
Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne

Friday, March 23rd
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms


  1. I just love visiting everyone today to see some amazing quilts!

  2. I am so enjoying seeing everyone's take on these quilts. Plus quilts are definitely my favorite.

  3. Congrats on the new book!
    I love that newsprint backing... thanks for telling us where to get some.
    Love blog hops!

  4. I just love the Red Cross inspired signature quilt, Paige! And how fun to see so many interpretations of these two patterns. Such a great idea to let us see how versatile your book is :)

    Have you tried using Aurifil's 40 weight for quilting? I love how the thicker thread shows the quilting so well, but struggle with it shredding in my needle. Just wondering if you've experienced that.

  5. What lovely reading I have had today. It's great to see the different versions of the quilts. Congratulations on a fantastic book!

  6. This book is amazing! I think the Tribal Plus quilt will be the next one I make. I like it a lot and it will be fun to pick out the fabrics for it. :)

  7. I'm really enjoying the bloghop! What fun!!

  8. A great hop Paige, and a couple of ideas I have made a note of. Looking forward to tomorrow.

  9. I just love old vintage quilt patterns made new! Love the shot of an actual one from 1915, and then that you had 122 of today's quilters contribute and sign the ones for this quilt! Great backing choice too Paige. :-)

  10. Beautiful quilts Paige. I especially love your Tribal Plus.

  11. What a wonderful idea in signing the plus signs - so great to start & follow a tradition for future generations! Thank you for sharing, Susan