Thursday, March 15, 2018

Day 4 ++ Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop ++ Postage Plus and Rick Rack Runner

Welcome to the fourth day of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book hop!   Today, we will be sharing Postage Plus and Rick Rack Runner as well as hosting a giveaway of some fabulous thread (sponsored by Aurifil).

Postage Plus

Postage Plus is a great pattern to use up some of your 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares (these squares can come from a precut or from your scraps). 

For this version of Postage Plus, I used Kona Cotton solid scraps in blues and greens and paired them with some Kona white and Essex Linen yard dyed in black stripes. Warm & White batting from the Warm Company and Aurifil thread were also used.

Linda, Bernie, Liz, and Stacey used the Postage Plus pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their blogs...

Bernie @ Needle and Foot

Rick Rack Runner

Do you have a layer cake in your stash?  If yes, Rick Rack Runner is the perfect pattern for it.  The runner is great for a dining room table or at the end of a bed and is easy sized up and down to fit your furniture.

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

Michelle, Patty, and Melanie used the Rick Rack pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their versions...


Today's giveaway is for an Aurifil 10 SMALL SPOOLS (50 wt) collection by Darlene Zimmerman, graciously donated by Aurifil (the thread will be shipped directly to the winner from Aurifil and collection may be swapped for another collection if necessary).

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 15th through 8 pm EST March 22nd 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.

Giveaway now closed, congrats to Liz H!

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):


  1. I love the quilt. Putting the blocks in the center gives it a modern twist. I like the runner too, looks simple enough for my level of stitching

  2. Both are great projects. There are so many fun projects in the book, it's hard to pick just one to get started on.

  3. I love that combination of Kona White and Essex Linen in the background stripes.It gives the quilt nice depth.

  4. Loving that striped background in the first quilt.

  5. Another fun day at the hop! Lots of my favorite bloggers today!

  6. I love all of these quilts!!! Thank you for writing this book and doing this blog hop!

  7. I am thoroughly enjoying this blog hop and all the beautiful variations of the patterns. Thank you.

  8. Beautiful quilts, Cheryl! I’m torn about which I will make next. 😊

  9. I'm really enjoying this blog hop. Everyday I look forward to new patterns and creative interpretation of the patterns from the other bloggers.

  10. Great design and I’m loving this plus hop!!!

  11. I really love the ric-rac waves quilted along the runner. Perfect!


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