Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Day 8 ++ Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop ++ Celestial and Pinwheel Plus

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


Celestial is the biggest quilt in the book, finishing at a queen size.  The quilt uses large 24" blocks though, so only 16 blocks are needed for the whole quilt!  Celestial was hung in the C&T booth at QuiltCon and when it gets back I plan on using this quilt for my bed :)  Johellen George worked her quilting magic on Celestial creating a large meandering square design.

The fabrics used for this version were various Cotton & Steel prints on a background of Cotton Supreme fabric in indigo (a great dark blue), all from RJR Fabrics.  The batting used was Warm & White and Aurifil threads were used for the piecing.

Anja, Kate, and Sue used the Celestial pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their blogs...

Anja @ Anja Quilts

Pinwheel Plus

I designed Pinwheel Plus to be a marriage between plus signs and pinwheels.  I love how in this design the plus signs are nested with the pinwheels so it is difficult to see how the quilt top is pieced together, can you figure it out? 

There are a lot of points to match (and half square triangles to make) in this quilt so Paige and I ranked this quilt as one of the more time consuming to make.  Even before I had finished piecing the top, I knew that I wanted a the whimsical double loop design that Johellen had quilted on quilt for me in the past so she quilted the wonderful quilting on Pinwheel Plus.

The fabrics in this quilt top are Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in Coin and White (Coin is one of my favorite grays, it has an undertone of brown in it so it pairs so well with pinks) as well as various pink prints.  The batting was Warm & White and Aurifil threads were used for the piecing.

Carole and Alison used the Pinwheel Plus pattern to make some new quilts and items, please check out their versions...


Today's giveaway is for two (2) charm packs of FreeSpirit Essentials.

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 21st through 8 pm EST March 28th 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):


  1. I really enjoyed the pinwheel plus quilts. I like two block quilts. Thanks for the entertainment of the blog hop as it is an inspiring way to start my day.

  2. Perusing the daily hop participants has become addictive while I enjoy my first cuppa each morning. Hope I don’t go into withdrawal when the hop is over!

  3. Oh, Celestial is going to be beautiful on your bed! :)

  4. Really like this quilt-! PattiK

  5. The variations on your quilt patterns are amazing! Enjoying everyone's make along this blog hop! Thank you, Susan

  6. I'm loving all of the variations!

  7. Once again, these quilts are so nice. I love all the different quilts displayed today. Congratulations on having such wonderful bloggers included.

  8. It's been fun to see all the different versions of each quilt.

  9. Every quilt in this hop would be happily welcomed at my home! The bloggers have done magnificent job of creating the beautiful quilts in your book!


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