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).


6 comments :

  1. I'm almost ready...just waiting on some fabric.

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  2. I am very much looking forward to starting to sew! :)

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  3. LOVE this sampler quilt pattern!

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  4. Hi Paige : Washing my fabrics today! Finishing up the Quilters Planner Sampler and then I'm on this.

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  5. Hoping to get to this this weekend! I am also hoping to use a fat quarter stack of Blueberry Park with yardage added of course. :-)

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