Sunday, December 30, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler QAL Update

The December instructions for the Modern Plus Sampler QAL were relatively easy.

This is a great QAL, hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs and Paige @ Quilted Blooms.  I highly recommend the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts (Canadians can purchase at Chapters Indigo).

I decided to use the Crafted Applique method by Lara @ Buzzin Bumble.  Once I prepared my fabric pieces, it didn't take long to sew them in place.  This is Kona Tiger Lily on a white tone-on-tone.  Both blocks are 14 inches.

I had a stupid moment while prepping the second block.  I was about to cut fabric for the circle and for the white plus.  Then I realized that I was supposed to cut the plus from the middle of the circle so the white background would show through.  So much easier.  LOL

Gutermann thread #400 was the perfect match.

Last month, I played catch up and finished all my blocks.  So I'm all up to date and ready for the January instsructions that will be released on Thursday.

✔ Day 30 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge.


  1. Got to love when you have just the right thread colour.

  2. Your blocks are beautiful - and I’m so happy for you that you’re all caught up now. I’m waaaaaay behind on this one and I blame work for keeping me from my sewing machine for the last few months. I really need to get some balance back in to my life in 2019! Happy New Year to you Anja!

  3. Your blocks look great! I agree that the hardest part of the Crafted Applique method is preparing the fabric. The rest is quick and easy and fun!

  4. your blocks are great, I have always found circles challenging


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