Modern Plus Quilts

Today, I am happy to be a part of Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander’s book launch for their new publication Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  This new book has sixteen patterns for all kinds of projects, all using the plus sign as part of the design.  I picked the Pinwheel Plus design to quilt.  I liked the way it blended traditional blocks into a more modern design.

Pinwheel Plus from Modern Plus Quilts at From My Carolina Home

The size in the book is larger, but I made a smaller version for a special project.  I decided to use a floral print for the plus signs, a pretty green for the pinwheels, and a white background.  If you love these fabrics, I have some yardage for sale in my Etsy store – Craftnut’s Studio.

Pinwheel Plus from Modern Plus Quilts at From My Carolina Home

You can get a copy of this new book using my Amazon affiliate link – Modern Plus Sign Quilts.

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Cover

I thought the floral plus signs and this cute little bunny was sweet for spring on the guest bed.  I quilted it with a swirly pantograph to had more movement to the design, like the pinwheels are spinning in the wind.

Pinwheel Plus from Modern Plus Quilts at From My Carolina Home

I plan to send this quilt to Little Lambs in conjunction with Sarah’s Hands2Help charity quilt drive.

Little Lambs of Utah Avatar H2H 2018 Avatar

For the book launch, there is a Modern Plus Quilts blog hop, with bloggers making every single quilt in the book so you can see lots of inspiration and ideas for interpreting Cheryl and Paige’s designs. Each day has two designs with two or three bloggers featuring that design. The hop spans two weeks, and includes daily giveaways on both Cheryl’s blog Meadow Mist Designs, and Paige’s blog Quilted Blooms.   You can also order signed copies of their book on their blogs. You are going to be busy today, catching up and entering the giveaways!  Each giveaway is open for entries for seven days, so the first few are closed now, but the rest are still open and more are coming.

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

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

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

Friday, March 16th
Row Addition
Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Transparency Chains
Ruth @ Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th
Faceted Rings
Jessica @ Quilty Habit
Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter
Petal Plus
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Tuesday, March 20th
Message in a Bottle
Tish @ Tish N Wonderland
Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
Cute As A Button
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 @ Seven Oak Street Quilts
Pinwheel Plus
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
Bear Claw Plus
Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne

Friday, March 23rd – Hop Wrap Up
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Pinwheel Plus from Modern Plus Quilts at From My Carolina Home

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38 thoughts on “Modern Plus Quilts

  1. It looks so fresh and clean with the contrast of those lovely saturated fabrics against the white background. I love your choice of the swirly quilting, it does give the impression of the pinwheels blowing in the wind.

  2. This little quilt just sings spring. The plus signs are perfect for showing off that pretty floral print. I’m sure the Little Lamb Foundation will find this quilt a loving home.

  3. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole; Your choice for the Plus Sign Quilt is beautiful and will become someone’s cherished quilt! All of the charity events that you help is absolutely endless and always makes my heart glow! Thank you so much for doing every thing that you do and for sharing it with us! Have a spectacular Day!

  4. Rochelle Summers

    I love the use of two different fabrics with the white background. Thank you for telling us about your donation goal. This is such a charming quilt I’m sure some child will really appreciate it.

  5. usairdoll

    Love your quilt using two blocks. Your colors are beautiful, especially love the floral print. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I’ve followed the blog posts and Instagram shots about the plus sign book. While I think the quilts are all lovely, I am not drawn to making most of them.

    The only one that inspries me to plan a quilt is yours, with the alternate block pattern. It feels lighter and more relaxed…

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