Facet+Plus QAL

Facet+Plus QAL…the ‘Real Life Edition’ and Giveaway

Welcome back everyone for the last post in the Facet+Plus Quilt Along. Did you happen to finish your quilt? No…well me either. That is why I titled this post the ‘Real Life Edition.’ I had big plans to reveal this quilt all quilted and bound, but that did not happen and that is okay! But hey, lets have a giveaway anyway, because progress is progress!

Before I reveal my F+P QAL WIP, lets have a little bit of a blog hop. I am completely honored that these ladies (and a few more that aren’t’ listed) decided to quilt along with me. And each quilter put her own spin on the pattern which is so lovely. Take a few moments, if you would like, to check out their progress and comment on their wonderful work. *I will update the following list on Monday, September 19th 2016 if anyone happens to write a post that day.* **Post links have been updated!**

**Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. (all of her fabric is up-cycled and so gorgeous!)

Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilts (with more progress pictures on her Instagram feed)

Sue @Seven Oaks Street Quilts (wow, do I ever love that black background)

**Tami @Sew Much for Free Time (wonderful use of diagonal color)

So onto the WIP reveal…

I have my quilt sandwiched and spray basted with about 1/5th of the quilting finished. I used Chasing Butterflies by Lizzy House in grape fizz (lighter purple) and it is gorgeous for the backing.
I chose to section the quilt into unequal quadrants on the diagonal and then echo each section using lines 1/2″ apart. I was going great guns and then my quilting-jo disappeared along with my free-time.
I plan to bind the quilt using Mini-Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House in grape and am quilting the top using Wonderfil Konfetti Col. KT614 (light purple). Wonderfil Konfetti is my favorite thread to machine quilt quilts on my domestic machine.

And here it is, the giveaway as promised. You can see that I am a little obsessed with low-volume backgrounds so I wanted to pass on the love. I have also included a few other lovelies as well. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post. If you happen to be a no-reply blogger, please leave some way that I can reach you (either email address, Instagram handle or your blog URL). The winner will be chosen Wednesday, September 21st 2016 and announced here!


Thank you for joining me on this QAL adventure!





2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

2016 New Quilt Bloggers

Welcome to my stop on the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop! A gorgeous bundle of  Cloud9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids, curated by Yvonne @Quilting Jet Girl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter was generously sent out by Cloud9 for all of us to play with. And may I say, what a lovely eye for color these gals have!

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Where do you find inspiration? I happened to be fresh out so turned to Logo Modernism by Jens Muller and Julius Wiedemann (Ed.) to see what I could drum-up. Seeming to be on a plus-kick (I hope pluses hold out for a bit longer), I wanted to see this 3-D plus come to life in quilt form. This block is very straight forward and is simply a modified 16-patch, however has lots of graphic impact!

Below is an image of the Berry Harvest palette from which I have chosen 3 of the 5 colors to work with in my block. *I have a confession to make, I mucked up my mailing address and my bundle did not arrive before the blog hop started. The fabrics I used in the image of my finished blog are not the lucious  Cloud9 fabrics but stand-in fabrics for color at best.* Confession over…back to the blog post. To re-create the block in another palette, solid or otherwise, choose a background fabric along with a light and dark value fabric.


Pattern Notes
  • The block pattern is written using a 0.25″ seam allowance.
  • Width of Fabric (WOF) measures 20″, based on the fat quarters we received for this blog hop.
  • The finished block made using this tutorial measures 12″x12″  (12.5″x12.5″ unfinished).
  • Refer to this blog post by Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. for a lovely tutorial on making HSTs (2, 4 and 8 at a time). For this block tutorial, we will make 2 HST units per 4″ square of fabric for a total of 4 HST units.
Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

Fabric Requirement 3-D Plus

Block Illustration

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Block Piecing Instructions

Step 1: Piece the Half Square Triangle (HST) Units

  • Mark 4″ background squares corner to corner
  • Pin the marked squares (right sides together) on top of the 4″ dark color squares
  • Sew 1/4″ seam allowance on either side of marked line
  • Cut on marked line to yield 2 HST units per square
  • Press HST units
  • Trim HST units to 3.5″ square

Step 2: Piece Block Together

  • Layout block according to illustration above
  • Sew squares together in each row
  • Sew rows together

Voila! You’ve got a shinny new block!

3-D Plus Quilt Mock-up Final

To make the Baby Size quilt use the block size (12″x12″ finished) in the tutorial. For the Lap Size Quilt, up-size the block to 15″x15″ finished. And to make the Queen Size Quilt, use humongous blocks that finish at 24″x24″. Click here for a fun coloring page!

All of the quilt blocks being made by the bloggers for this New Block Hop are being sent to host Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs to be assembled into charity quilts! Check out the other bloggers below to see the lovely blocks they have designed.

*Permalinks have been update September 9th, 2016*

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar

Enjoy hopping around!