Modern Plus Sampler Small Plus Area
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Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Small Plus Area}

Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms) have us piecing together (40) small plus blocks this month in the Modern Plus Sampler QAL. With a bit of chain piecing spaced out over a few days, my collection of blocks came together. I opted to oversize my blocks and trim them down to final size per the instructions within the book and I only made one cutting mistake, resulting in the need to make an additional block.

Modern Plus Sampler Small Plus Area

Modern Plus Sampler Small Plus Area

I sewed blocks together in groupings of 5, and arranged them in plus or “x” shapes on my design wall as I completed them.

Modern Plus Sampler Small Plus Area

Modern Plus Sampler Small Plus Area

The background for the blocks is Kona Regal, a beautiful and rich purple which is actually rather tricky to photograph. The small plus signs themselves are Kona Silver.

I really like having a few QALs to look forward to working on each month and am surprised that I currently have 3 ongoing projects: the Modern Plus Sampler QAL, the Aurifil BOM, and the Splendid Sampler II. Since the Aurifil BOM for September was just released, I suppose it’s time to go tackle that block for the month next!

12 thoughts on “Modern Plus Sampler QAL {Small Plus Area}

  1. Anne Boundy says:

    Oooh I am LOVING that purple!!

  2. Tina Cernugel says:

    Yvonne, I am involved in 3 sew alongs as well and really enjoy them. I think it is the variety that I like. These are also a good way to use up the stash which is one of my retirement objectives.

  3. Alison says:

    These are so cute!

  4. The purple really does come across as navy in the first photo! Funny how challenging it can be to capture true colours in photo! Loving where this is headed! And yay for only making one cutting mistake 😉

  5. That is a colour I may need to buy… LOVED it in your mini mini and here it is again, so rich!

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, This is going to be such a pretty quilt when you have it all finished. I am doing 2 BOM and am having a terrible time staying caught up. LOL. No, it is 3…yet, all three of them are so fun and it will not take long to get caught up once I finish the Cal. King I am working on right now. I hope that you continue to have fun with the projects that you are creating! Have a superb day!

  7. Lea says:

    This is going to be so very pretty!! I like the secondary plus signs too.

  8. Patty says:

    These looks great. I think your design wall arrangement would make a great quilt!

  9. Yvonne, those little plus signs really shine with the high contrast fabrics! Well done! And, your design wall layout is even fun!

  10. Your blocks look great!!

  11. Kate says:

    Love that deep royal color you used for the background Very sparkly crosses with those silver centers.

  12. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I find purples hard to photograph as well. Love your purple plus blocks.

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