March 22, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop + Day 9

On Day 9 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop we look at the two last, but not least, quilts from the book, Bear Claw Plus and Intertwined.   The giveaway today is a 10 small spool thread collection by Tula Pink.

Bear Claw Plus

I just love this modern take on the traditional bear claw block designed by Cheryl.  I was excited to piece this one and picked out an Elizabeth Hartman print from Rhoda Ruth in Petal and paired it with Kona Cotton in White by Robert Kaufman for high contrast.
Photo by C&T Publishing
I'm rather fond of the secondary pattern formed when the blocks are joined together.  It's such a pretty star.  And, when piecing, most of the points were kept in tact.

From some of the photos I've seen on Instagram, many of you are not experiencing a lovely spring right now, but maybe this photo taken by C&T last spring will take you there.  Bear Claw Plus is so pretty sitting on the fence.

Photo by C&T Publishing
And just look at a close up of the quilting done by Johellen George.  I thought Bear Claw Plus deserved more than an allover pattern.  So, we discussed combining some ruler work with free motion quilting including pebbles, swirls and uneven parallel lines.  I couldn't be more pleased.

Photo by C&T Publishing

Head on over and see the versions of Bear Claw Plus made by Janice and Joanne...

➕  Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting

➕  Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne


Plus signs interacting with the background makes this a fun design.  Cheryl designed Intertwined and was originally going to make this one.
Photo by C&T Publishing

That is, until the fabric, Grafic by Latifah Saafir for Hoffman Fabrics, arrived at my house and I wouldn't let her have it!

Here I arranged and rearranged the fabric until I had the layout I liked trying to disperse the colors and prints evenly.

For the quilting, I went to Johellen's house and got to use her Innova longarm for the first time.  I quilting angled lines trying to emulate overhead electrical wires like in the fabric.

This is one of my favorite shots from the book and appears on the back cover.

Photo by C&T Publishing

You must see the versions by Beth, Debbie and Laura...

➕  Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

➕ Debbie @DebbieGrifka on Instagram

➕ Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts

And today's giveaway is a 10 small spool thread collection by Tula Pink sponsored by Aurifil. Boy, would I love to have this collection.  Congrats, Janice S. is the winner!

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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 @ Sevenoaks 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

You can get the Paperback version or the Kindle Edition of Modern Plus Sign Quilts on Amazon (affiliate link).

A signed copy can be purchased through the QuiltedBloomsDesigns Etsy shop.


  1. Another day of awesome quilts!! I did not see a post about the hop at Quilts by Joanne?? or is it me? hehe

  2. Paige, this has been such fun, seeing your quilts and those who made quilts from your book! I have the book, and I'm drooling over all the great patterns! Well done!

  3. Love this one, great choice of fabric, and the pattern is fantastic!

  4. Such a fun, well thought out hop. Every participant showcased the featured quilts beautifully.

  5. Even the secondary star has a plus feel to it. This has been an amazing hop!

  6. Love the fabrics! Great blog hop, so fun!

    1. Thanks so much and glad you are enjoying the hop!

  7. These have been some great days of quilts. Thanks so much for all the links to wonderful posts. Google did some kind of update yesterday and now I can comment on embedded boxes again, as long as I use my google ID. It's been almost a year!

  8. Paige, I love the fabrics you chose for Intertwined! Such a gorgeous palette. And I'm really enjoying the blog hop and seeing how differently each person is interpreting the patterns. I'm so glad I have enough bandwidth here in the Bahamas to load each blog :)

  9. Paige, I was trying to find one quilt from this book that really was the best, that stood above all the rest, that was the shining star of the book. Nope, couldn't do it as they are all great.

  10. Paige, I think it is hysterical that you wouldn't let Cheryl have the fabric and I can see why. It's beautiful. I have really enjoyed the blog hop and I wish you and Cheryl great success with the book.

  11. Thank you for this wonderful blog hop! It's been so much fun discovering new blogs and seeing the beautiful quilts from this book.