Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Book Blog Hop Winding Down

Welcome to the final day of guest bloggers on the Modern Plus Sign Book Blog Hop. I had the absolute pleasure to be part of this hop. The first part of my quilt was what I called the dark block. A plus sign in the centre of a bear paw. I wanted my fabric choices to be somewhat masculine and thought of black bears and grizzly bears when I was scouting my stash for something suitable.

If you missed the first week of the blog hop and have time to visit the bloggers who highlighted the first patterns shown from the book here is a list that connects directly to their blog post.

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


The second component is one I call the light block. Again a straightforward, no issues quilt block. The book is well illustrated and the directions are very easy to follow.

The end result when the two blocks are combined is this lovely Bear's Paw Plus Quilt. It is so nice to say this quilt is finished and once the blog hop is over will reside on my hubby's easy chair. He has needed a new quilt for some time and this one is just the ticket. 

I used my walking foot to straight line quilt the grid on this quilt. Cheryl and Paige will wrap up the hop tomorrow. If you have been following you will know by now what a great book this is. You can obtain signed copies directly from them. Thank you Cheryl and Paige for letting me part of the blog hop for your fabulous book.  Piecefully, Joanne

Here are the links for this week's Blog Hop participants.

Monday, March 19th
Jessica @ Quilty Habit

Tuesday, March 20th
Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

Wednesday, March 21st
Anja @ Anja Quilts

Thursday, March 22nd
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne

Friday, March 23rd
Paige @ Quilted Blooms


  1. I don’t see many browns just now and this makes a refreshing change. It’s a lovely combination and a great man’s quilt. You made a great job it’s wonderful, a great version I may just have to copy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great version of this quilt, Joanne. I love the masculine feel and your colour choices definitely bring the woods to mind!

  3. Joanne, your contrasting neutrals are lovey and perfect for guy's easy chair. The dot is so fun! I didn't see it before, but the block is spaced nicely for grid quilting and I love walking foot quilting! Thank you so much for joining the hop!

  4. Great version! I love the brown prints and you have a very lucky husband. Thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

  5. This make so much sense--bear paws=brown. A great DH quilt!

  6. I love how your fabric choices look with this pattern, it really is perfect for a man quilt, and that's hard to do! Beautiful finish!

  7. How awesome that your husband is going to get a new quilt to enjoy. Your version is striking!

  8. Love this design and your quilt is perfectly manly!!

  9. It's so pretty in these two alternating colors. This might be my favorite plus setting.

  10. A nicely manly quilt - love it! Enjoying this hop! Thank you for being a part of it, Susan

  11. Really pretty! I like the light and dark pattern.

  12. It's stunning and wow what a great guy quilt.

  13. Great quilt! The alternating dark and light blocks really make this design interesting. I hope your hubby enjoys his new quilt.

  14. This quilt is fabulous! Love the dark, masculine browns that give so much contrast to the white so the bear paws really stand out. Great job!

  15. Very lovely. I just may need to make one like it for my husband.

  16. This is so right for your man, and the lines of quilting perfect with those fabrics. I am sure he will be thrilled to have his own.

  17. It does look like a great quilt for a guy. Sometimes it's hard to choose fabric that a guy would like. Well done!

  18. This looks great! I like the brown as I, too, associate bear paw blocks with brown. So glad it will find a home in your home! Beautiful quilt!

  19. I love the simple, masculine feel of your quilt. It is beautiful and very nicely done.

  20. I got the book before the block hop but I am really loving seeing all these different versions of quilts. Your brown bear quilt looks so cozy and I think your husband will love it.

  21. Your version looks so warm and cozy and like it'd be perfect over an easy chair. Hope your hubby enjoys it. Great job!

  22. Your quilt is so nice. Were you thinking of brown bears as you were making this bear paw plus quilt? It is nice to see such variety on this blog hop.

  23. This was a challenging pattern and you slayed it! Your brown bear sure has some sharp pointy claws. Very nice work.

  24. Beautiful, I think this is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

  25. Yay for a quilt for the husband! Mine gently asked me last week about 'his' 'Aren't you making me a quilt with those skull fabrics?' This one will be a great guy quilt!

  26. This is a really striking version of this quilt - great for a man and so glad to hear it is already in use!