Are you looking for a fun quilt along to start this summer? Today Aurifil Artisan Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs is sharing all about her and Paige Alexander of Quilted Blooms new Modern Plus Sampler quilt along based on their book Modern Plus Sign Quilts.
- About the Modern Plus Sign Sampler
The Modern Plus Sampler is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2018 until April 2019 that uses most of the blocks from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book together in a brand new lap sized (63″ x 78″) quilt design!
As this quilt along is a compilation of all different blocks from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book, the book will be required to quilt along.
The book is on sale right now at Amazon for less than $9.99 for the digital version and $16.94 for the hardcopy version. Signed copies of the book are available in the Meadow Mist Designs Etsy shop, and the book can also be found at your local quilt shop and other book stores).
- Pattern Instructions
We are running this quilt along similarly to my previous mystery quilt alongs, a nice slow pace with a set of instructions posted the first Thursday of each month. The quilt along will finish up in April 2019 with a fun reveal parade where you can show off your quilt. Here is the schedule for the first few months:
July 5th – Fabric requirements
August 2nd – Piecing of the first section
The monthly instructions will be posted to both the Meadow Mist Designs and Quilted Blooms blogs as blog posts (and can always be found on the Modern Plus Sampler page) and each instruction blog post will contain a link to an easy to print downloadable pdf version of the instructions.
- Skill Level and Alternative Designs
Most of the quilt will be traditionally pieced, but there will be a couple of applique blocks and paper pieced blocks. We encourage you to try these and learn some new skills. If you would like to avoid applique and/or paper piecing, we will be giving alternative instructions to avoid these methods. For example, Paige’s version of the Sampler uses only traditionally pieced blocks (so no applique or paper pieced blocks).
- Facebook Group
We have over 3,000 members in our Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group sewing together! Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else’s fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.
We will have prizes! Prizes will be given out randomly to quilters who submit finished quilts or quilt tops to the reveal parade in April 2019. Many thanks to Aurifil for sponsoring the Modern Plus Sampler quilt along and donating a 12-piece large spool collection as a prize!
I hope that you are planning on joining us for a fun quilt along! If you have any questions you can e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com, I look forward to quilting along with you!
Cheryl currently lives in South Carolina, spending her days writing patent applications for a chemical and textile company and nights quilting after her two children are in bed. She is the author of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book and has had her work published in major quilt magazines and shown in international quilt shows. Cheryl enjoys all aspects of quilting, especially designing quilt patterns and quilt math. Cheryl is very active in both her local modern quilt guild (Greenville Modern Quilt Guild) and online through her blog Meadow Mist Designs.