Monday, December 21, 2015

Outlined Plus Quilt Along with a pattern giveaway

How about a new project to start off 2016?

About a month ago, I was chatting with a friend from St Louis and she was telling me about a Plus quilt that she saw on Instagram. When she texted me the photo, I immediately knew I had to make it. After some investigation searching for the pattern - come to find out, it was designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. For me, that was pretty exciting! I know Cheryl! She is the president of our Modern Quilt Guild and my first quilty friend in Greenville!

So I've decided my first project for 2016 is the Outlined Plus Quilt! It's such a great but simple design and I'd like you to join me! Be sure to scroll down for the giveaway!



For my quilt, I've decided to use Fleet and Flourish.


When the fabric arrived last week, I had to give it a try...


And one block became four...


The Quilt Along will start January 4th! We'll share our quilts on Instagram using the #outlinedplusquilt. I'll be posting some tips here on the blog. Things like choosing fabrics, working with stripes and directional fabrics, matching seams and staying organized. You can make your quilt at your own pace, but those who finish the top will be eligible for a fun little prize!


It's a busy week - and all you have to do now is get your pattern. The pattern comes with directions for multiple sizes and options for single fabric or multi fabric choices. Cheryl is offering it on sale for $6 until January 1st. You can find it here or here!

And the good news! Cheryl has offered one pattern as a giveaway! Leave a comment below and I will pick a winner on Thursday morning. That way, on the slim chance that you don't win, you can still pick up the pattern before the 1st. What fabrics would you use?


107 comments:

  1. Live it with the print centers! I'm in! Thanks!

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  2. As a dedicated Red Cross volunteer, what a perfect quilt to make! Maybe even two? One to keep and one to donate???? Don't know what fabric yet, gotta think on that one but definitely all RED crosses!

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  3. Loved your post on instagram and just bought my pattern! Im in.

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  4. I really like the design. I think I would sort through my scraps to make it crazy scrappy.

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  5. I am In as well. I just bought my pattern last night. I think I might cut into my bundle of Skopelos for this quilt.

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  6. Yay, I love this pattern and your choice of fabrics is gorgeous.

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  7. I really like Fleet and Flourish - I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  8. I love Maureen's fabrics and Cheryl' s quilt designs so I know your quilt will be a winner. Quilting along might be fun! Thanks!!

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  9. Count me in! I love this pattern and am looking forward to your quilt-along.

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  10. Count me in will use Evergreen by Moda !!!!!

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  11. I love plus quilts and especially this variation! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. Cool pattern! I think I need it for all (some) of my scraps.

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  13. Looks like a fun QAL, I would probably use scraps, and I think switch between solids and patterns for the plus sign/background and a single color for the outline of all the plus signs

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  14. Your blocks are lovely, I can't wait to see more. Wow, what fabric? A Sweetwater bonanza maybe, or my Cotton and Steel collection, possibly all Denyse Schmidt? All the fabric? I can't decide.

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  15. Looks like a great pattern! I have lots of fun novelty prints and I sew charity quilts for Project Linus. I think this would look great in bright colors with a few really busy prints from my stash :-)

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  16. The question is - do I use fabrics from my (really large) stash or do I buy something specifically for this?? I LOVE your blocks in Fleet & Flourish :D Do I copy you? I don't know! Can you tell me if you are using Fat Quarters for this? The pattern doesn't specify an amount of FQ to get, just yardage.

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  17. I was gifted a FQ bundle which I think would work well with Cheryl's pattern.

    Anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  18. Cute. I recently purchased several art gallery fabrics which I will have leftovers from another's quilt. Those would be perfect for this quilt.

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  19. Great pattern and love what you've done so far. I've been building a stash of coral, slate and butter-colored fabrics that's made for this!

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  20. Looks like a fun pattern to put together. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. Looks like a fun pattern to put together. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. What a beautiful quilt. I'd like to try it in some of my Tula Pink stash. Thanks for the opportunity and Merry Christmas🎄

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  23. This is a super sweet Plus design! I have some Curiosities, or maybe some Denyse Schmidt fabrics, either of which would look great with this pattern, I think...but random/scrappy might be nice too...Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

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  24. I love this. I'm in. Great way to use a bunch of prints.

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  25. Your blocks look lovely! I would probably use some of my Bonnie and Camille stash to make the Outlined Plus quilt - thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Such a cute quilt! Thank you for the chance to win! I am sewing my stash this year so it would be fun to revisit some old friends!

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  27. This is beautiful! I would do one in all solids or with my hoarded Cotton + Steel.

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  28. I would do it scrappy with the inner outline in solid white or light grey. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I've got some cotton + steel fabric with +++ that would be great for the centers.

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  30. Cheryl's patterns are always so clearly written. This is such a clean design.

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  31. Such a cute pattern I would love to win a copy!

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  32. I can't believe you matched the stripes on that first block! Too cool! I have been wanting to make a "plus" quilt for some time, just couldn't decide on a pattern. This one is beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

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  33. Great pattern and fabrics. I think it is time for me to win!

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  34. Beautiful pattern I need to join in.

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  35. I would do it scrappy with either white outlines or even charcoal grey outlines

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  36. What a fun quilt, and a great idea for a quilt along!

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  37. Need to make a quilt for my granddaughter who will soon be ready to move to her "big girl bed"....I think this pattern is the one!!

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  38. I like your blocks. I read a post yesterday where it said that the original block was made as part of one of the "100 best blocks" publication. Does the designer of the original block get credit for that? I'm asking as I really don't know very much about copyright laws, etc. thanks. Howlandquilt (@) gmail.com

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  39. Love this quilt pattern. Pick me! Would love to make this with some French General fabric.

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  40. Love this pattern, it's such a great modern variation of a plus quilt. I think I'll use my treasured Carolyn Friedlander fabrics for this quilt, a mix of Botanics & Doe. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern.

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  41. Decisions. Decisions. What size to make? What fabric to use? So much fun!

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  42. I love this plus quilt! I'm been wanting to do one for a long time!! Hope I win!!

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  43. nice variation on all the plus quilts that I have been seeing in blogland

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  44. Cheryl's designs are marvelous, and her directions are top notch. I'm currently participating in her mystery quilt, and love it! It's so tempting to join the QAL on this one... it would be perfect for the fabric I'm hording.

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  45. I love your plus quilt! I'm looking forward to joining this QAL! :)

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  46. I love your plus quilt! I'm looking forward to joining this QAL! :)

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  47. This looks like fun! Maybe a Christmas theme for next year!

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  48. This looks like a fun quilt. Not sure on fabric as of yet...

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  49. Cindy, so looking forward to the quilt along! Already had most of the fabric and have ordered a few to fill in...all Cotton+Steel.

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  50. I am so excited to start this quilt! I just moved to Japan and I'm excited to have a way to stay connected with the quilty community through a quilt a long. I will be using Moda's Fresh Cut fabric mixed with some low volume text prints. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

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  51. I really like this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I have been eyeing this quilt for a bit and it would be awesome to win and join in the qal.

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  53. Plus quilts have been my jam this year. Excited to see a variation on it. I have some Lotta Jansdotter bundles that would be great for this quilt along.

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  54. I have been admiring the plus quilts for some time now. The time may be right to jump in.

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  55. I'm in, too! January 4th? That's just enough time to get my fabric pull together. : )

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  56. Oh nice! A great first modern quilt for me, as I branch out. Thanks for the chance!

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  57. I kove this quilt! I have a layer cake of best day ever that would be perfect - depending on the measurements!

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  58. I've hardly done any sewing this year, this quilt a long looks like just the thing to get me going again.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  59. I have a fq bundle of girly birds and flowers I bought a long time ago, I think this would be perfect for it!
    Great job on customizing an already great pattern!

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  60. I love yours in Fleet and Flourish, I have some Wind and Free that would work also, great pattern and fabrics!

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  61. I would love to win a copy of this pattern. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. Thanks for a chance to win! I think this pattern really suits using some of those larger prints (like from Bonnie and Camille) for the backgrounds.

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  63. I so want to make a cross quilt and I do like this one. I have several FQ bundles to choose from plus an assortment of other fun prints. Not sure which stack of fabrics I will get inspired by yet. There is still a few days left to decide.

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  64. I have a collection of Joel Dewberry fabrics that I'd use to make this quilt...I think it would look fabulous!

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  65. Love this!!! Would use up bunch of my scraps!! Yay! Thanks for chance to win the Pattern! :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!!!

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  66. Lovely pattern. I'd love to use it for my scraps.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  67. I like it with the centers but really it's what you like.

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  68. What a fun pattern! I'd use fabrics that read as solids for the backgrounds and patterns in the centers. :)

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  69. Beautiful with those fabrics!
    J_dobler@msn.com

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  70. I would use my stash and I look forward to your tips on striped fabric. Thanks for sharing

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  71. Love the quilt!! Thank you for the giveaway

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  72. I would love to make this quilt. I would use my Tula Pink, or maybe Amy Butler.

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  73. Interesting pattern - exciting - love your fabric selection - thanks.

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  74. I love this pattern. I'm not sure what I would use yet. I have several fun lines to pick from in my stash.
    ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

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  75. Love this! On my list to do soon!

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  76. A fun design. I've been collecting Denyse Schmidt fabrics that would be great for this quilt.

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  77. Nice to meet you . ..I'm signing up for your blog . Would love to win the pattern !

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  78. Nice to meet you . ..I'm signing up for your blog . Would love to win the pattern !

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  79. I might be too late for the Thursday give away but I just love this pattern.

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  80. I hope I am not too late for the giveaway. I like Cheryl's designs.

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  81. I'm very tempted to join in ... and a free pattern would seal the deal! thanks

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  82. I'm very tempted to join in ... and a free pattern would seal the deal! thanks

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  83. a beautiful quilt & I think I need this pattern. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  84. I think that this is a project I will just have to join in and make. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

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  85. I'd love to join in but I'm sorry to say I have no time.

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  86. I hope to join in but fear I found the email too late to win the pattern. It will be in Thimbleberries for sure....

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  87. I might would use either Crazy Mom Quilts who is Amanda Jean Nyburg or Tulane Pink fabric. Love this pattern. If a person is not a blogger, can they still do the quilt along?

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  88. I might would use either Crazy Mom Quilts who is Amanda Jean Nyburg or Tulane Pink fabric. Love this pattern. If a person is not a blogger, can they still do the quilt along?

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  89. yeah yeah! Such a lovely quilt along! Hope I win the pattern so I can use some Indian fabric to make the quilt.

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  90. Looks like a fun quilt and it would be fun to quilt along, and I have lots of fabric in my closet to pick from. thanks

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  91. That's a really sweet quilt and with so many options - I was thinking maybe a single background color, or maybe very low volume in white and grey. All solids would be nice too or a mix of solids and patterned fabric ...
    I would probably go to my stash, but f I had to buy new fabrics for this quilt I think I would go with Cotton and Steel or Tula Pink
    (ebercast at gmail dot com)

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  92. What a fun quilt! Scrappy would be the way to do it!
    Carol S.
    Sandyzoo 45@comcast.net

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  93. It is indeed a fun quilt a would love to have a shot at it to win the pattern.
    The fabric that i would use is my stash. I have been collecting over a year now modern fabric.
    Would really love to use it for this.
    Thanks for the chance.

    Warm regards,
    Marga♥

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  94. Cheryl's patterns are always great. And I absolutely love the Fleet and Flourish fabrics. They are on my want list. I'd have to play out of my stash, however!

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  95. Love this pattern! No idea what fabric I would use but who can't use a good reason to buy fabric? Who am I kidding - who needs a reason to buy fabric?

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  96. Hi Cindy. I like the new look of your blog, especially the cute picture of your on your side bar. Hope you are doing well. I have been a follower of your friend Cheryl for some time and what a surprise to hear she is your President of the new guild. Throw my name in the hat too. You never can have too many patterns for scrappy type quilts. Hope you had a great Christmas and an even better New Year.

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  97. I would love to play along Cindy. I have the pattern... I have the fabric! Ready, set go!

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  98. I would love to win this pattern, I don't usually join up as I have plenty to do but I like this pattern and what a great day to use up stash!

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  99. I think I'm going to jump in on this one...my first one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  100. Cool variation on the plus design

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  101. Cool variation on the plus design

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  102. I love this pattern and just purchased it. My fabric will be lots of different Bonnie and Camille that I have collected. I'm going to work on my test block today.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!