Intertwined – Modern Plus Sign Book Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Modern Plus Sign Book Hop. I’m so glad you’re here!

When Cheryl and Paige announced they were putting together this book I was all sorts of excited for them. I first met Cheryl almost 5 years ago when I offered to test one of her patterns. Since then, I’ve tested other patterns written by Cheryl, and she was extremely helpful to me when I released my first pattern, Floating. I’ve always been impressed with Paige’s creativity, and I think these two make a great team.

The book is full of great patterns, and I knew I wanted to make ‘Intertwined’ as soon as I saw it. I’ve wanted to make a plus quilt for about a year now, and I really enjoyed making this version of one. Just look at it!

Intertwined Quilt Modern Plus Quilt

The fabrics are Flower Mill by Corey Yoder for Moda. This fat quarter bundle has been sitting on my shelf since Quilt Market last spring, just waiting for the perfect pattern to come along. I love the way they work in this quilt, and that the pattern is written for fat quarters.

Intertwined Quilt Modern Plus Quilt

See the beautiful sunshine and 60 degree weather? The next day is when the snow hit!

When trying to decide how to quilt this I really wanted to get all fancy and do lots of custom quilting. In my heart I knew that simple would be better, and straight lines would keep the modern feel of the quilt. But I wasn’t listening to that little voice inside. I should have. Instead, I tried to get all fancy with some free motion flowers and swirls. After about 12 inches of stitching I stopped and ripped it all out. Five minutes of stitching = an hour of unpicking.

Then I decided I would try another panto, since I’d had some success with that last week. Oops! BIG mistake. Again, 5 minutes of stitching = an hour of unpicking.

Finally, I smartened up and paid attention to my inner voice (which by now is screaming at me) and started stitching straight lines. Something I should have done from the beginning.

Straight Line QuiltingI used Superior’s Magnifico thread in Fresh Lemon (#2056). Doesn’t that sound yummy?? It looks yummy on this quilt too!

Superior Magnifico ThreadThe binding is a stripe from the same line and I am so happy with the way it looks. I love a striped binding, and this one does not disappoint.

Striped Binding Flower MillI hope you’ll check out this book. It includes 16 fantastic patterns, and loads of helpful information on different techniques such as paper piecing, applique, and traditional piecing. You can purchase your signed copy through Cheryl’s or Paige’s Etsy shops, C&T Publishing or Amazon at these links:

Cheryl and Paige are hosting giveaways on their blogs for each day of the hop, so be sure to hop over and find out how to enter. You’ll also want to check out all the other stops on the book hop to see all the great projects these bloggers have made:


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

If you’ve read this far you need to be rewarded so I’m posting a couple of outtake photo’s. You might remember I said I was going to the AQS show in Lancaster, PA with my sister. I thought it would be fun to take some pics at her house so I brought the quilt along. Little did I know they were in for a major snowstorm! We got 12-14 inches of snow and didn’t get to go to the show. But we had a lot of fun taking snow pictures with the quilt.

Here’s my fabulous quilt holders – My sister Melissa and her hubby Al:

And Allie, their German Shepherd mix dog (I adore this dog!):

And the best one (IMHO) – me falling in the snow, laughing my butt off, and yelling “Save the quilt!” :

Of course, instead of saving the quilt my brother-in-law is snapping pictures.  Even though we missed the quilt show, we have had a great time!


About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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50 Responses to Intertwined – Modern Plus Sign Book Hop

  1. inquiringquilter says:

    I’m so glad you listened to your inner voice because the result here is wonderful. Sorry you slipped in the snow, but so glad you “saved the quilt!”

  2. The outtake is the BEST!! aha ha – Love the quilt!

  3. What a wonderful version you have made Beth – I love it. What is it that makes us override that inner voice? I have had many an hour unpicking after not listening to it!!! the straight line quilting is perfect and that thread colour is gorgeous – may just have to see if I can pick some up!

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  6. Fun fabrics and I do like the pattern you chose from the book. The straight line quilting is perfect for this project, I think you sound a lot like me when trying to make decisions about quilting.

  7. LOL great pics, love that last one! I love Corey’s fabrics, perfect in this pattern, as is your straight lines. Ya I know I need to listen to my inner voice a lot more too….

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  9. Melanie C says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! It’s on my must make list!

  10. Diane Beavers says:

    Beth, I do believe Intertwined is my fave from Modern Plus. I love your striped binding.
    The save the quilt pic is too funny………glad you had fun albeit missing the quilt show.
    Thank you for sharing your creation.

  11. I love your version and the binding fabric is perfect!

  12. I love the bright spring feel of this quilt–despite the snow. ☺

  13. Karen says:

    Beautiful and FUN! Does it get any better than that? I love the binding. Perfect use for that print.

  14. Rochelle Summers says:

    What a great quilt. I love your photos….so sorry about the quilt show but it looks like you had a ball anyway!

  15. thedarlingdogwood says:

    I was all set to compliment you on your quilt but that last photo is just so fabulously awesome that all I can think of is “save the quilt” in the most joyous way possible! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your snowy photo shoot. Your quilt is beautiful and that binding is fantastic.

  16. Diane M says:

    Beautiful quilt and such fun pics in the snow!

  17. Danice G says:

    Cheryl and Paige are awesome, as are you. Your version of the quilt is beautiful. Those snow photos are so wonderful and cheerful.

  18. Lisa says:

    Beth I think yours is my favourite of this quilt. I love the contrast between the pluses and the back ground….and of course I love the picture of you in the snow…it seems like you and your helpers had a great time.

  19. Tish says:

    Beth, this is beautiful! The fabrics are perfect and I’m swooning over that plaid binding. Even though every picture of the quilt is beautiful, I love the last one the best. I can actually hear you laughing in my head. Have I told you before, you really do have a great laugh <3

  20. Danette says:

    Lovely quilt, of course, you needed to save the quilt!

  21. adreamandastitch says:

    I love seeing those beautiful Spring fabrics with the snowy background. 🙂 And the outtakes! hahaha! Love it!

  22. Beautiful quilt, Beth! I completely understand the process of ignoring the inner quilt voice that KNOWS what to do next, and then regretting not listening. Straight lines were def the way to go on this one! And I’m glad you were able to laugh about your tumble into the snow 🙂

  23. Great quilt! As I was looking at the pics, I was thinking that sure is a lot of snow. No wonder you couldn’t get to the show. Maybe next year.

  24. Vicki in MN says:

    I am sorry you didn’t get to the show, but I could tell you were having fun anyways You made me laugh right along with you about the last pic!! Laughter is the best medicine(along with quilting!).

  25. SarahZ says:

    Hahaha! So funny, Beth! Your quilt is wonderful, and your outakes super fun!!!

  26. I sort of like the intertwined too! I love your quilt, and it’s so crazy about all of the snow people are getting. We’re into full blown spring down here with a few cool nights. (Plus the awful pollen!)

  27. Susan says:

    That’s a beauty, perfect fabric choices. I always like someone who can laugh at themselves, so thanks for the last photo. It really made me smile. My favorite, though, was the quilt on the fence.

  28. spierssusan says:

    A beautiful quilt! Love these fabrics – and your binding – too precious! What fun in the snow! Thank you for sharing your story, Susan

  29. Jayne says:

    What a fun shot of you in the snow!!! Love your version of this quilt. It is gorgeous!

  30. Oh, if only we could get back all the quality time we’ve spent with a seam ripper! Well, your perseverance paid off with a lovely finish!

  31. Jan Snell says:

    Oh, the joys of quilting! LOL Love your quilt, so bright and cheery.

  32. I love how this plus quilt has the border around the outside that weaves in with the pluses, it’s a great design. The fabrics you choose work so well, what a great finish!

  33. kaholly says:

    Doesn’t get any better than this!

  34. Moira says:

    Great quilt! And love the snow pics. =)

  35. Oh, Beth, that quilt is so gorgeous. Corey Yoder’s fabric is just the ticket for these “we’ve had too many snow days” days! Bring on Spring, and you did with this quilt! I love the falling in the snow pic! Haha. This is one of my favorite quilts in the book!

  36. Beautiful quilt and snow pictures! I hope that you did not get too wet or cold in that last picture. Thanks so much for being part of the hop!!

  37. Patty says:

    Beautiful quilt and I love your fall in the snow photo!

  38. Great snow photos!!! Quilt 5 minutes, pick 1 hour–been there, done that! Great quilt in the end.

  39. Love the quilt! The fabrics are perfect choice for it. Love the snow shots.

  40. Tracie says:

    I love your quilt in Flower Mill fabrics! And the snow photos were a great bonus! Another snow storm is coming to Minnesota this weekend.

  41. Kate says:

    Your version turned out beautifully! The more quilts I see on the blog hop, the harder it’s getting to decide which version to make first. Love your snow shots. Sorry you didn’t get to go to the show, but at least you had a great time with family.

  42. Lisa Marie says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! And I got a laugh out of your outtake photos. Thanks for sharing.

  43. I forgot, those straight lines are a perfect quilting finish for this one.

  44. I can just be there hearing you yell out!!! What wonderful pics there with the snow, and a superb choice for the fabrics.

  45. usairdoll says:

    Love your quilt and your saved FQ bundle was perfect for this quilt, Beautiful! Looks great with the snow as the backdrop. Love the out takes, hehe. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Such a lovely version of the quilt and I love your choice of binding. Great pics, you look like you were having a wonderful time, priceless.

  47. sue7oaks says:

    The colors in this fabric line are just great and work beautifully in this quilt! I love that last photo – it looks like such a fun time.

  48. Liz W. says:

    How beautiful! Corey was at our quilt guild last month and she talked about her design process for fabric design, and it was so interesting. I love that striped binding too, of course. And your outtake photos are hilarious, so charming and so real!

  49. Facetfully says:

    What a fun post! Love it in every way!

  50. Oh my goodness, look at that last photo. It is full of just joy it made my heart swell, Beth! I love this version and think it looks like it will be a great quilt to cuddle underneath.

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