Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Day 3 ++ Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop ++ Plus Surround and Kaleidoscope Plus

Welcome to the third day of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book hop!   Today, we will be sharing Plus Surround and Kaleidoscope Plus as hosting a giveaway of a fun handmade pincushion.

Plus Surround

Plus Surround is lap sized design that Paige designed, pieced, and quilted with a bulls eye-like effect of plus signs.  Plus Surround was juried into QuiltCon 2018 and hung in the modern traditional category.

The fabrics came from Cotton & Steel and Robert Kaufman, the batting was Warm & White, and Aurifil threads were used for the piecing and quilting.

Jayne, Jen, and Abigail used the Plus Surround pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their blogs...

Abigail @ Cut & Alter

Kaleidoscope Plus

Kaleidoscope Plus is a paper pieced design that combines a traditional kaleidoscope design with plus signs for this interlocking circle pattern. I love how paper piecing allows for different angles as compared to traditional piecing.

The fabrics came from Robert Kaufman (mostly Blueberry Parks by Karen Lewis), the batting was Warm & White, and Aurifil threads were used for the piecing and quilting.

Yvonne, Sandra, and Karen used the Kaleidoscope Plus pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their versions...

Sandra @ mmm! quilts

Karen @ Run Sew Fun


Today's giveaway is for a handmade pincushion (made by me) using some Echino Stag with Glasses fabric.  It is a large and weighty pincushion measuring about 3 1/2" x 5" and filled with a mixed of crushed walnut shells and polyester stuffing.

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter: (if you are reading this post via e-mail, you may need to click over to the blog for the rafflecopter box to appear below). Giveaway runs from March 14th through 8 pm EST March 21th and is open worldwide.

The rafflecopter giveaway is the same on my and Paige's blog, so there is no need to enter on both blogs.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you are enjoying seeing the variations of the quilts in the book and are inspired to make one of your own, you can purchase a Modern Plus Sign Quilts book (amazon links are affiliate):

Happy Pi Day :)


  1. What a great photo of you an Paige with Plus Surround in Pasadena! :)

  2. I lov seeing the same design down in different fabrics, they are really inspirational. I particularly like those by Jayne and Yvonne. x

  3. That is great photo of us with Plus Surround! Glad you shared that one!

  4. Congratulations to you and Paige for a wonderful book. I am enjoying the quilts created from the book.

  5. I love seeing everyone's version of these quilts! This blog hop has been wonderful so far. I think I may need a copy of this book.

  6. Cheryl, today’s hoppers did an amazing job! Their quilts were all stunning, and their posts were delightful to read. They really raised the bar!

  7. I had so much fun making the Plus Surround quilt. What a cute pin cushion. :D It is darling!


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