Thursday, February 7, 2019

Modern Plus Sampler ++ Quilt Top Assembly

We made it!  Here are the quilt top assembly instructions for the Modern Plus Sampler!  




Now that the quilt top instructions are posted, you will have almost two months to complete your quilt tops and/or quilts.  The reveal parade will be on Thursday, April 4th.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 28th - Submissions to the quilt parade due (quilt tops or completed quilts)
April 4th - Sampler Quilt reveal parade 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUILT & BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES
E-mail a picture of the quilt top or finished quilt by Thursday March 28th.
Address e-mail to MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com
Name your photo with your name as the file name, if possible, such as "Cheryl Brickey.jpg".
(optional) Include in your e-mail your location (city, state and/or country) and/or a web address for any related blog posts you would like linked to.
Prizes will be randomly awarded to those that participate in the parade.


Here are the instructions 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.

Please share your pics on social media with the hashtag #ModernPlusSamplerQuilt and tag me at @MeadowMistDesigns.




Quilt Top Assembly




You can cut the fabric A rectangles for the first through third sections from 1 strip 5" x WOF and 1 strip 7" x WOF.


FIRST SECTION
Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a first section 18 ½" x 63".

     2 rick rack blocks
     1 first partial tribal row
     1 second partial tribal row
     1 kaleidoscope block
     17 small plus blocks

     2 fabric A rectangles 5" x 7"







SECOND SECTION
Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a second section 14" x 63".

     1 transparency plus block
     1 petal block
     1 faceted rings block
     6 small plus blocks

     2 fabric A rectangles 7" x 14"







THIRD SECTION
Sew together the following blocks and pieces to make a third section 18 ½" x 63".

     2 rick rack blocks
     1 button block
     1 first partial tribal row
     1 second partial tribal row
     17 small plus blocks

     2 fabric A rectangles 5" x 7"







BORDERS
1. Cut and sew together 2 fabric A strips 4 ½" x WOF end-to-end and trim to the width of the quilt top (approximately 63"). Repeat to make a total of 2 border pieces. 


ASSEMBLE THE QUILT TOP
Sew the sections together to make the plus sign sampler quilt top, 63" x 78". 




Finishing

1.  Make backing:  Remove selvages from backing fabric (4 ⅞ yards), cut into 2 pieces (approx. 87" x WOF) and sew backing pieces together along the trimmed selvage edges using a ½” seam, pressing the seam open.  Trim backing to approx. 72" x 87".

2.  Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing.  Baste and quilt as desired.

3.  Cut the binding fabric (¾ yard) into 8 strips 2 ½” x WOF.  Trim off selvages and sew together end-to-end to make the binding.  Bind and enjoy your quilt!




Tuesday, February 5, 2019

OLFA Creator 2019

I am very excited to let you know that I am a OLFA Creator for 2019.  I join 11 other designers this year to share some great tutorials and OLFA products.


OLFA sent me some wonderful new rulers, cutters, and more that you will be seeing soon in some new tutorials and works in progress.

You can follow along and find each month's tutorial over on the OLFA blog and here are the OLFA Creators and Ambassadors for 2019.