March 20, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop + Day 7

It's Day 7 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop and today we highlighting Cute as a Button and Message in a Bottle.  And, get ready to enter, because today's giveaway is a 10 piece small spool collection of Alison Glass Seventy Six sponsored by Aurifil.

Cute as a Button

The 2nd applique pattern is Cute as a Button.  I had so much fun working on this one.

Photo by C&T Publishing

It didn't take long to decide what fabrics to use for Cute as a Button.  Who can resist the the color saturated fabrics of Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics.  The 'buttons' are cut from Sun Print 2015 and the background is Endpaper from Sun Print 2016.  I started with precut 10" squares.

I used matching Aurifil 50wt cotton for the applique.

Here's the applique in progress...

I'm deciding on the layout here and arranging all the colors.

This is after it's completed, but a close up of the applique...I chose to outline the buttons by quilting around and inside the buttons.

Photo by C&T Publishing
You must see the version of Cute as a Button made by Karen, Katherine and Wanda...

 Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

 Wanda @ Wanda's Life Sampler

Message in a Bottle 
Next up is Message in a Bottle, a larger than life outlined plus by Cheryl made from two Bonnie and Camille prints and Modern Background Paper all from Moda fabrics.  Message in a Bottle measures 48" x 48" making it a nice size baby quilt, perfect when you need a speedy baby quilt.

Photo by C&T Publishing
Here you can see the crosshatch quilting.  And, who can resist a stripped binding?

Photo by C&T Publishing

Head on over and see the versions of Message in a Bottle by Emily, Judy and Tish...

➕ Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

 Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine

 Tish @ Tish N' Wonderland

You will be thrilled with today's giveaway sponsored by Aurifil.

Congrats, Brenda O. is the winner of the 10 Piece small spool collection of Alison Glass Seventy Six by Aurifil.  Thank you Aurifil for sponsoring the giveaway!

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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

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. Such a beautiful quilt! Love all the fun colors. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Perfect fabric for the Cute as a Button quilt.

  3. Paige, this is so much fun. You and Cheryl chose some very talented quilters to share their projects from the book. I've got the book and I've been paging/drooling through it, itching to make something. Soon, I hope (after I get a few other projects out of the way)!

  4. Two more wonderful quilt! Love them

  5. I'm not a fan of applique but I do love your applique quilts so much!

  6. Another fun day at the hop! I want to make at least one of everything I see!

  7. I have been super excited about the book! I love seeing everyone’s creations during the blog hop! This is my fav quilt for sure!!

  8. Paige, this hop has been so much fun! Thanks for including me in the fun :)

  9. Your Cute as a Button is just a lovely design Paige - and your fabric choice is gorgeous. This is one I have earmarked to be made ..... at some stage!

  10. Hi Paige: I have purchased the "Plus" book and plan to participate in the quilt along that is coming up soon. Could you please list the names of the thread colors you used in "Cute as a Button"? I have a stash of Alison Glass fabric and my granddaughter saw your quilt and immediately requested a copy of it. In advance, thank you.