Monday, March 19, 2018

Day 6++ Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop ++ Faceted Rings and Petal Plus

Welcome to the sixth day of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book hop!   Today, we will be sharing Faceted Rings and Petal Plus as well as hosting a giveaway of two charm packs.

Faceted Rings
Faceted Rings is one of my favorite quilts from the book so I am happy that it is on the cover of the book.  It is a paper pieced baby sized design and one of the more time consuming and challenging patterns in the book.  Because it is a baby quilt, only 9 blocks are needed (which does make the quilt comes together more quickly).

I took a while to figure out how to quilt this quilt.  I initially was thinking about an allover pattern, but I really felt that I wanted to add special texture to each section to really highlight the piecing of the design.  I settled on quilting each Kona color of the quilt differently (with matching Aurifil thread for each section).

The quilt was made using Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman, the batting was Warm & White, and Aurifil threads were used for the piecing and quilting.

Jessica, Cindy, and Jennifer used the Faceted Rings pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their blogs...

Petal Plus

I designed, Paige appliqued and pieced, and Johellen George quilted Petal Plus (it was a team effort!).  Having not designed too many applique designs, Paige had to tell me that my first attempt at combining an orange peel applique shape and plus signs was not really doable, applique-wise.  I went back to the drawing board and Petal Plus was born :)

The fabrics were Farm Fun by Stacy Iest Hsu and Bella Solids all by Moda Fabrics, the batting was Warm & White, and Aurifil threads were used for the piecing.

Julie used the Petal Plus pattern to make a new quilted item, please check out her version...


Today's giveaway is for a 6-piece fat quarter bundle of American Made Brand solids.

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 19th through 8 pm EST March 26th 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.

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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. Beautiful quilt. I love all the designs I've seen so far from this book 💕

  2. Two more great patterns from the book. I have been visiting the participants and love the versatility of Faceted Rings. My list of have to do quilts is growing remarkably fast.

  3. Good morning! How much fun is it to start my day, sitting with my first cuppa, and visiting this blog hop? Well, it’s more than fun. It’s motivational and inspirational all rolled up into one as I view more beautiful interpretations of quilts from your book.

  4. I am really enjoying the blog hop. I have meet some new bloggers and am enjoying the variety of quilts and projects inspired by your book. Well done!

  5. It really does sound like Petal Plus was a big team effort! Do you feel more confident in designing applique for any future designs as a result?

  6. Such a fun blog hop. Each time I see Faceted Rings, it moves further up my "need to make" list.

  7. I think Faceted Rings is my favourite pattern so far.

  8. Thank you for such a wonderful blog hop - I am enjoying all the makes - and how talented is everyone! Thank you again for the fun, Susan

  9. This quilt is stunning. It's great shown in the photo with the furniture as it really shows how spectacular it is in real life.

  10. Hi Cheryl, I love how modern and vibrant that quilt looks. I also agree that having quilted the different sections in different designs really helps the all over effect by making it interesting to look at. =) Thanks for sharing

  11. This is gorgeous, and my favorite of all the quilts so far!

  12. Love these two patterns. I've already clicked through to the hop participants, and their versions are beautiful. Your comment about a design that contained not-so-feasible applique has me intrigued ... Could you share more details about that design process in a future blog post?!


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