Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilts :: Book Blog Hop

Oh boy are you in for a treat!!  I was asked if I would participate in the Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop.  Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Paige @Quilted Blooms have been working on this book for a long time and let me say...it was worth the wait!  The book has 16 gorgeous quilts featured with beautiful pictures, easy to follow directions and loads of tips along the way.  It's a must have book!


PHOTO CREDIT:  C&T PUBLICATIONS
Paige and Cheryl gave me free reign with the design I choose.  I could change the size, color or layout, anything goes!  It was a very enticing proposition and I couldn't wait to get started!  Especially since I love to take a design and put my twist on it. 

The hardest part was picking which quilt I wanted to make, they are all so good!  I ended up going with Plus Surround.  I was drawn to the graphic design and the endless possibilities.   

PHOTO CREDIT:  C&T PUBLICATIONS
My version is a bit different, yet it is still keeps the integrity of the original design.  Still recognizable!  I didn't want to completely change the original because it is so good, but when confronted with a challenge...I couldn't back away!


PLUS SURROUND
37 1/2" X 52"
Even though my version is a smaller, it still has the graphic impact I was drawn to in the original.  I had a stack of colors to pick from and for some reason this trio of color grabbed my attention.  Colors are fun to play around with.  They can change a designs impact and give a totally different vibe to a quit.   

The plus signs are Studio E Peppered Cottons in Fuchsia, Paprika and Saffron.  These colors are almost electric...which might be why I picked them in the first place?!  And the background fabric is Moda Riley Grey, a good neutral to showcase the colors.  


I love how this turned out and knew from the beginning that concentric circles would play a part in the overall finish.  Not exactly a circle, more the illusion of a circle.


The majority of the lines are quilted using Aurifil 50wt in Sand (2326), but me being me...I added a few extra colors.  Yellow Orange (2145), Dusty Orange (1154) and Magenta (2535).  


You can see the magenta and orange lines in these pictures.  It's noticeable, but not overwhelming.  I started the 1/2" lines at the center and I worked my way to the opposite side.  I do love the effect with the design!



The three different sized plus blocks are perfectly aligned and as each block was added, I got more and more excited to see the circle emerge.  You know what I mean!  Watching a quilt come together is incredible and exhilarating all at the same time.



The final touch was adding the border, and how could I not extend the plus signs to the very edge?  It's creates a wonderful visual effect!


I'm already planning a second quilt from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book!  There are so many I would love to try.  The quilts are rated from easy to hard so you can pick the project that suits your mood! 


Paige and Cheryl did an amazing job putting together this book!  The quilts are spectacular!   

Over the next two weeks there will be over 40 bloggers sharing their versions of quilts from the book...and...there will also be daily giveaways!  Visit either blog: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs or Paige @Quilted Blooms daily for the giveaway.


Signed copies of Modern Plus Sign Quilts can be purchased at here:
Meadow Mist Design  Etsy Shop
Quilted Blooms  Etsy Shop

Here is the schedule of participants...

Monday, March 12th
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Tuesday, March 13th
Soma @ Whims and Fancies
Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting
Kitty @ Night Quilter
Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Shelley @ The Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts

Wednesday, March 14th
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch
Abigail @ Cut & Alter
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Sandra @ mmm! quilts
Karen @ Run Sew Fun

Thursday, March 15th
Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
Stacey @ Stacey In Stitches
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Friday, March 16th

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Ruth @ Charly and Ben's Crafty Corner
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th

Jessica @ Quilty Habit
Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Tuesday, March 20th
Tish @ Tish N Wonderland
Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
Wanda @ Wanda's Life Sampler
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

Wednesday, March 21st

Anja @ Anja Quilts
Kate @ Smiles from Kate
Sue @ Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts

Thursday, March 22nd
Debbie @ Esch House Quilts
Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne

Friday, March 23rd

Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms


58 comments :

  1. I love how you took the Plus Surround design and made it your own, Jayne. It looks fabulous!

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  2. Wow, love your version +++.

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  3. I had wondered if a partial version of this quilt would work - you have proven it will. Nice job! I love the coloured threads!

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  4. I love your colours and you replacement too. I have just had look through some of the blog hop and just have to order this book form Amazon, I love a good plus quilt. x

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  5. Fantastic version and so you with these bold colours and off-center layout !

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  6. Love your background colors you used - the pop of colors of the crosses are just perfect! Your quilting is wonderful, I love the use of colors there too! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  7. I just love your interpretation of this pattern, and the quilting design is perfect!

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  8. Jayne, I *love* everything about your version of Plus Surround. You were so creative taking the plus signs right to the edge and even changing the binding color too. And, oh the colors on the neutral background! It's awesome. Thank you participating in the book hop!

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  9. Everything about this quilt is fabulous, Jayne! I especially like the variation in thread color in the quilting. I usually use the lowest value in a quilt top for the quilting, but you've convinced me to revisit that policy!

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  10. Love it! Peppered Cottons are my favorite and these colors are as you say "electric". Your quilting decision is perfect here, too. Well done!

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  11. This is so cool!!! Now I want to make one!!!

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  12. I love how you took this already wonderful pattern and made it your own! I think that's what's great about all of the patterns in the book, you can really do so much with them. It gets the creative juices flowing and there really is something for everyone in the book. This is just awesome, Jayne!

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  13. I love this version of Plus Surround! How you changed it up is just too cool I really like the colors and how you added the different threads during quilting. Thank you so much for being part of the hop!!

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  14. Jayne I love how you changed it a bit, but still kept with the original feel. The quilting in circular is beautiful and one thing I would like to try in the future.

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  15. Awesome quilt and love your take on this plus blog hop.

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  16. This is such a cool quilt! I love your idea, and the use of color is so great! I like the three colors of thread in the quilting too!

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  17. The almost concentric circles are stunning. Love how you took it all the way out to the binding. A+

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  18. Just awesome Jayne!! Your layout is just as great as the orginal:)

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  19. Love how you quilted this. You've done a wonderful job recreating this cute quilt!

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  20. "Double Wow" from me! Love everything about your quilt.

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  21. Oh Jayne I love your take on this quilt - stunning!! If I ever go back to quilting on my domestic again I would love to try this design you have used - pretty much impossible on the longarm. Love the binding - I had though of adding splashes of colour to mine aswell but now I might just do plain binding to get it finished!

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  22. I found the book to be very lovely too. I'm glad I added it to my library. And I love your version of this quilt - very nice!! The COLORS and the QUILTING. Oh yeah!

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  23. Great quilt - those are my fav colors!!! beautiful stitching!!!

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  24. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a project of yours that I don’t like!

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  25. This is absolutely gorgeous! It reminds me of a sunset!

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  26. Jayne, I LOVE those electric colors! What a great take on this design! I am curious about how far apart would you say those quilting circles are approximately. I've always loved that look.

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  27. Wow, this is beautiful and I love the colors and creativity you used to make this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Beautiful job, Jayne! I love how you changed up the pattern, but kept the same feel. And those colours look fantastic together :)

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  29. Fantastic job with the color extending to the binding. Thank you for showing your interpretation.

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  30. Love your twist on this and it makes a stunning quilt. Perhaps you should write a quilt book.....Jenny, the lilac cat

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  31. This was just a fun quilt to make and I just love your interpretation of it. The circles are just PERFECT!!

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  32. Great interpretation Jayne!! Love the colours and the quilting! And the quilting thread ;-)

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  33. I love how you put your own spin on this quilt Jayne. Very nice.

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  34. Your quilt is beautiful. I really love it with the spiral quilting and the elements of the design you emphasized.

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  35. This is something I love about quilting: how great designs invite us to jump off and make something that is all our own.

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  36. I LOVE your interpretation. Beautiful colourway and great job with extending the colour into the binding. The circular quilting looks amazing. The quilt looks so dynamic!

    -Soma

    -Soma

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  37. What a wonderful take on the original. I love the colors, too.

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  38. Love your interpretation of the quilt and you were totally inspired to add the + colors into the binding!! I also love the way you quilted it!!!

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  39. Love the twist you gave the pattern Jayne, the clever way you extended the plus into the binding and your spin on the quilting too (hehe). A wonderful version of a great pattern.

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  40. I love that background fabric and the hot colour of the pluses - lovely!

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  41. This is such a wonderful version and the quilting and colors are perfect!

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  42. The off-center layout is amazing! I never would have thought of it and it looks great! I also love colors. Really beautiful.

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  43. Wonderful job with quilt colors and quilting.

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  44. This version is beautiful, this is definitely one I would have on my sofa.

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  45. Your version of the quilt is quite lovely! Terrific job. Nadine W. N. Cali

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  46. Yesssss. I love this. The off centered version is so perfect, and so you. I've been looking forward to seeing your make ever since I saw that you were on this hop, too!! You didn't let me down! ;) LOL

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  47. Yum! Love the quilting on this. And it was genius to do just half. Totally changes the look.

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  48. The way you reinterpreted this pattern is fabulous! I am always drawn to designs with an off-set layout, and the way you reiterated that with off-set quilting is just perfect. Your redesign of the original design is simply perfect. So nicely done!

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  49. Great job making that quilt your own. I love the offset design. And the colors are really yummy. Great job!

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  50. I love where your mind goes to make a design your own!

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  51. I am loving your take on this quilt!!!

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  52. I love your interpretation of this pattern! And your color palette is just gorgeous!

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  53. You did a beautiful job making that pattern your own. The colors really make it sing!

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  54. Really love your quilt, it’s fantastic!

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  55. What a fun quilt! It’s wonderful how you made it your own. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. love your interpretation of this quilt Jayne. I love the off centre approach and the curved straight quilting!

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