Thursday, December 6, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ++ Applique Areas

Welcome to the December instructions for the Modern Plus Sampler!  

Let's get into the holiday spirit with some applique :)

This month's instructions are the Applique areas on the sides of the large plus sign.  Remember, if you would rather not do any applique for the quilt top, we have no applique options here.

Modern Plus Sampler

About the sampler - the Modern Plus Sampler will run from July 2018 until April 2019 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The quilt is a large lap sized quilt finishing at about 63" x 78".

The instructions are published within this post (right after these few announcements) and are available in an easy to print pdf format:

 Additionally, the directions and all of the other information related to the sampler quilt along can always be found on the Modern Plus Sampler Page.

Facebook Group 

I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group (if you have not already).  We now have over 3,200 members in the group and I am so excited to see your progress!

If you want some feedback on possible fabric choices or have any questions during the quilt along, the Facebook is an excellent resource.  You can find the Facebook Group right here.  Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #ModernPlusSamplerQuilt and tag me at @MeadowMistDesigns.

And now without further ado....December's instructions...

Applique Areas

Cutting Instructions


Cut 1 strip 14" x WOF.
       1. Sub-cut into 2 squares 14" x 14".

Tip: You can oversize the fabric D squares and trim to size after the appliqued blocks are complete.


Cut 1 strip 5 ½" × WOF. Sub-cut as indicated in book patterns.

Use the Petal Plus pattern instructions on pages 84-89, the Petal Plus applique shape on page 110, and the applique instructions on pages 9-11.

1. Iron 1 fabric D square 14" x 14" in half twice on the diagonal (shown as dotted lines).

2. Prepare 4 fabric F petal shapes and center onto the fabric D square as shown, using the ironed creases to align the petals.

3. Applique the petal shapes down to make a petal block 14" x 14".

Use the Cute as a Button pattern on pages 26-29, the circle plus applique shape on page 104, and the applique instructions on pages 9-11.

1. Iron 1 fabric D square 14" x 14" in half horizontally and vertically (shown as dotted lines).

2. Prepare 4 fabric F button shapes and center onto the fabric D square as shown, using the ironed creases to align the buttons.

3. Applique the buttons down to make a button block 14" x 14".

Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Modern Plus Sampler!

The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of January (the 3rd).


  1. You know applique is my favorite, so I'm excited about this month's instructions!

  2. I have a question. If we would like to do this pattern as no applique, do we need to wait until next months instructions to get the next blocks done and do them twice?

  3. I am excited to give the blocks a try. I am planning on using the Crafted Applique method since I have a straight stitch machine. :)

  4. May have to save applique until Christmas break when I can sit and focus LOL But now I see Yvonne above me using the Crafted Applique method...maybe I'll do that. :)


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