July 7, 2019

Blocking and Binding: July One Monthly Goal

Now that this version of the Modern Plus Sampler has been professionally quilted by Johellen, it's time to finally finish it.  You can see the quilt fresh off her frame here in this post.

Modern Plus Sampler in Fandangle
I have been procrastinating because I'm a little nervous about blocking the quilt since I don't have much experience using wool batting.  Before I block it, I plan to trim the edges, leaving about one inch all the way around.

I had so much fun using Christa Watson's fabric line, Fandangle, which was generously provided by Benartex.  I've decided to bind it in the green colorway of Paper Cuts which I found at a local quilt shop, Viking Sew'n Quilt.

The quilting for the most of the background was inspired by the Paper Cuts fabric design.  Johellen quilted several quilts for our book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, (affiliate link) co-authored with Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs

I hope to report back at the end of the month with a freshly bound Modern Plus Sampler.  And, it needs a title and label too.  Any ideas on a title?

You can see the July One Monthly Goals of others over at Elm Street Quilts hosted by Patty!  Good luck with you July goals.


  1. This quilt looks great! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  2. Looks wonderful and I love the way you used the fabric print motif for your quilting design.

  3. No idea on a title, but I sure like the quilt! That fabric is so fun. Hope the blocking goes well!

  4. That's the perfect quilting motif for the fabrics. I have rarely blocked a quilt nor have I used wool batting. Look forward to hearing how it goes.

  5. The quilt is beautiful! Good luck with the blocking!

  6. It looks great. Love the colours. It's a great fabric collection.

  7. Golly but this is gorgeous! You've knocked another design out of the park with your fabulous color choices. Love the blue/green combo, and Christa's Fandangle works in beautifully. I love how the quilting design was inspired by the fabric design - I like to use that technique too. Now for a name... I'm quite quilt name-challenged, and most often go for the (too) obvious, like Plus Green and Blue. (Duh.) Plus-y Plusses. And Water in the Pond. More Than Green. Green Plus Aqua Equals A+ Oh dear. These are awful! Well, at least you know names NOT to choose! :-)