November 1, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Rick Rack Blocks

Welcome to the November instructions for the Modern Plus Sampler!  



This month's instructions are the Rick Rack areas on the sides of the large plus sign.  

Modern Plus Sampler

About the 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 within this post (right after these few announcements) and are available in an easy to print pdf format:


 Additionally, the directions and all of the other information related to the sampler quilt along can always be found on the Modern Plus Sampler Page.

Social Media 

I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook group (if you have not already).  Cheryl has now have over 3,300 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.  Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #ModernPlusSamplerQuilt and tag me at @QuiltedBlooms or Cheryl @MeadowMistDesigns.

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



Rick Rack Areas



Cutting Instructions


FABRIC A

Cut 5 strips 2 ½" x WOF.
       1. Sub-cut 2 strips into 12 rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½", each
strip can yield 6 rectangles.
       2. Sub-cut 3 strips into 48 squares 2 ½" x 2 ½", each strip
can yield 16 squares.

Cut 2 strips 1 ½" x WOF.
       1. Sub-cut the strips into 8 rectangles 1 ½" x 8 ½", each
strip can yield 4 rectangles.

Cut 4 strips 1 ¼" x WOF.
       1. Sub-cut the strips into 8 rectangles 1 ¼" x 20 ½", each
strip can yield 2 rectangles.


   FABRIC E

Cut 3 strips 2 ½" × WOF.
       1. Sub-cut 2 strips into 8 rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½", each strip
can yield 6 rectangles.
       2. Sub-cut 1 strip into 16 squares 2 ½" x 2 ½".


   FABRIC F

Cut 2 strips 2 ½" x WOF.
       1. Sub-cut 1 strip into 4 rectangles 2 ½" x 6 ½".
       2. Sub-cut 1 strip into 8 squares 2 ½" x 2 ½".


Piecing Instructions

Use the Rick Rack Runner pattern instructions on pages 14-17.

1. Sew the fabric pieces together into 8 fabric E blocks 6 ½" x 8 ½" and 4 fabric F blocks 6 ½" x 8 ½" (both using fabric A as the background fabric).



2. Sew 2 fabric E blocks and 1 fabric F block together to make a unit 8 ½" x 18 ½". Repeat to make 4 units.


3. Sew a fabric A piece 1 ½" x 8 ½" onto the right and left sides of the unit. Sew a fabric A piece
1 ¼" x 20 ½" onto the top and bottom of the block to make a rick rack block 10" x 20 ½". Repeat to
make 4 rick rack blocks.











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


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

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