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!



79 thoughts on “2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

    1. Wow, lovely!!! There were quite a few blocks in this hope that are on my ‘must make’ list. My fabric has not arrived yet, I’m pretty sure it is lost. I will follow up with Yvonne and Cheryl as to why my block is absent from the charity quilt. Was such a fun hop! Cheers.


    1. Thank you Sylvia! I’ve got so fabric all picked out to make a baby size quilt. I think I might start another wip, I’m sure I need another one 😝😝😝.


    1. Yay, thank you for your kind words Shannon! It’s calling my name too, might have to start another wip! Thanks for stopping by.


    1. Thanks Ann for your comment! I am going to develop the block into a full pattern in a variety of sizes and plan to make a queen size one for my bed. I better get collecting fabric! Happy hopping!


    1. Thank you Carrie! I working on a pattern, which will not be difficult at all. And I think I will make a queen size for my bed! Cheers!!!


    1. Thank you Sola! This tutorial was lots of fun to put together, although I cheated a bit and used one of Amanda’s HST tutorials. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m looking forward to Wednesday and your tutorial!


  1. I’m going to repeat what everyone has already said; this is such a great block with so much potential. I love the 3D effect and I really like how you used one alternate color block in the quilt. A great modern design!

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    1. Thank you Ioleen! This blog hop was lots of fun to participate in! Are you still a part of the EMQG? I was thinking of joining again this year, but will have to miss September’s meeting because my husband will be out of town. Cheers!


  2. I love the 3D look of the block! Another thing that I really like is that you suggested resizing the block rather than making more blocks to change the size of the finished quilt. The mock up really helps readers visualize what the block will look like in a finished quilt. I definitely think it would look great as a scrappy quilt!

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    1. Thank you Marla for your lovely comments! I agree, a scrappy version would be lovely! I am going to make a queen size version and develop the block into a quilt pattern. Cheers!

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  3. I really like your block design – not only does it have the great 3D look, but I also like how the shadow looks a bit like a summation or Sigma which is also another way to think of a plus symbol. I love that! Thank you so much for joining the hop and being so wonderful about dealing with the shipping difficulty.

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