Modern Plus Sampler Paper Pieced Areas
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Modern Plus Sampler {Paper Pieced Areas}

I have been looking forward to piecing the Paper Pieced areas of the Modern Plus Sampler quilt along, hosted by Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms), based on the fact that I created a version of the Kaleidoscope Plus quilt last year.

Modern Plus Sampler Paper Pieced Areas - Kaleidoscope Block

Modern Plus Sampler Paper Pieced Areas – Kaleidoscope Block

Unsurprisingly, the Kaleidoscope Block came together quickly for me. Too quickly in fact. If you look toward the center points of the Pink Kona Cotton, you will notice that I ended up having to piece fabric together for the lower left hand corner. Oops. Instead of unpicking the tiny stitches, I opted for a seam within the block. So, there is a cautionary tale to slow down a bit more than I did!

Modern Plus Sampler Paper Pieced Areas - Faceted Rings Block

Modern Plus Sampler Paper Pieced Areas – Faceted Rings Block

I did take more time when selecting my fabric for the Faceted Rings block and I opted to change up the instructions a little bit. I chose to add my Fabric E as segment B4 to add more interest and variation in the ring around the plus sign for my block.

Back to discussing going too fast: I did not increase my stitch length and test sew my paper pieced segments together. Doing that always results in a better finish and accuracy when points are involved, but the block is finished and good enough. Next month we get instructions for assembling the quilt top!

13 thoughts on “Modern Plus Sampler {Paper Pieced Areas}

  1. Anne Hayward says:

    Lovely block and I don’t think I’d have even noticed your quick fix if you hadn’t pointed it out, have a wonderful

  2. Your blocks turned out lovely! And like Anne, I didn’t even notice the additional seam, I had to look hard to find it! My pieces are cut out and ready for me to sew them together.

  3. Cindy says:

    I didn’t notice the fix at first. Lovely blocks! Paper piecing is one of my favourite techniques, I don’t sew through the paper so no problem removing it.

  4. Well aren’t these the cutest! I particularly love the second block! And even though you pointed it out, I really had to ZOOM in to see the error you were referring to 😉

  5. Well, Yvonne, I can’t even see the error, so the block looks great to me. Looks like a fun block to make too!

  6. Such pretty blocks Yvonne! I really like how you changed up the second one!

  7. jayne says:

    I’m loving all the pink! Ditto what everyone has said…you have to look super hard to see the pieced seam. I use the stitch increase to make sure seams are lining up sometimes, when it really matters! It’s a good trick to have in your bag!

  8. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, I looked and looked and I can not find any mistake! Your block looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing and have a great time putting them all together! Have a fabulous day!

  9. helen says:

    Points. A problem just not for ballerinas. I sometimes found points were ok paper pieced as long as there weren’t too many fabrics converging at once

  10. Lisa J. says:

    I suppose I will see the change when I get to this point. Your blocks look terrific. I am cutting manically to try to catch up. I wonder if it’s possible to catch up by next month.

  11. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Looks great. I have my patterns printed and ready to go. Hoping to get them pieced this week.

  12. Like your other commenters, I had to stare and zoom until I could see your “fix”. I’ve come to love paper piecing, but getting tiny points to match can be crazy-making! Take care, Mary.

  13. That was a great fix! These are gorgeous blocks and it will be fun to see how it all looks when its put together.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)