Tu-Na Quilts: It’s Happening – The Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop

There’s a new book on the shelf – Modern Plus Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander.

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Cover

Photo courtesy of C&T Publications

Signed copies of this book are available for purchase either at Cheryl’s Etsy site here or Paige’s Etsy site here. The book is also available in softcover as well as a digital version through Amazon here.

I’ve had a sneak peek at this book and I can tell you that the pictures of these modern plus sign quilts are beautiful and the quilts themselves are amazing. You’ll be looking at them and adding many to your “Must Make” list. Here’s what Amazon suggests about this book:

“Add to your quilting repertoire with the universally popular plus sign! These 16 bold, graphic designs range from modern to traditional, with something for every skill level and style. Detailed instructions and illustrations walk confident beginners and intermediate quilters through traditional piecing, paper piecing, and fusible machine appliqué to create baby quilts, throw quilts, bed quilts, and more. “

About two years ago, Paige emailed me and asked if I’d like to sew a block that would be included in this book. Of course I said yes. I was asked to keep it a secret so I didn’t even take pictures of it. And then I forgot about it. I sewed one of the smaller plusses for the quilt featured on page 37. I guess you’ll just have to buy a copy to see it.

The blog hop for this book starts today, Monday, and showcases many bloggers featuring projects made from their interpretations of one of the quilts from the book. I’ll be posting on the 20th but I thought you might like to know now. There are also prizes. In fact, visit Cheryl’s and Paige’s blogs today to enter to win 8 fat quarters of Tula Pink fabric (Enter soon as this giveaway is only open for 6 more days). 

Monday, March 12th   

The big kick-off of the blog hop from the authors including a giveaway!

Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs

Paige @ Quilted Blooms

You won’t want to miss any of these upcoming posts from these bloggers each featuring their take on one of the two featured daily quilts. 

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


Monday, March 19th

Faceted Rings

Jessica @ Quilty Habit

Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs

Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter

Petal Plus

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter


Tuesday, March 20th

Message in a Bottle

Tish @ Tish N Wonderland

Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine

Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

Cute as a Button

Wanda @ Wanda’s Life Sampler

Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats Join me as I buckle down and button up a project that is super cute! (Update: This project has now posted here.)

Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good


Wednesday, March 21st


Anja @ Anja Quilts

Kate @ Smiles from Kate

Sue @ Sevenoaks Street Quilts

Pinwheel Plus

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

Bear Claw Plus

Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting

Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne


Friday, March 23rd

Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs

What I Learned Today:

  1. I am very good at keeping secrets.
  2. I’d like to write a book.
  3. I have no idea what I’d say. That would be a first for me—being at a loss for words.

Question: If you wrote a book, what would it be about? My mom has always said that I should be writing children’s books. But I’m thinking there’s no way I could top Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. Maybe I just haven’t given it serious thought.

Thanks for stopping by and do come again.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

7 thoughts on “Tu-Na Quilts: It’s Happening – The Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop

  1. Liz W.

    It must be fun to completely forget that you sewed a block, and then to realize it’s in a book! I’m looking at page 37 right now, and though I don’t know which block is yours, it’s a fabulous quilt that resulted!


  2. smilesfromkate

    Looking forward to seeing your version of the quilt Karen. I don’t think I would ever write a book, too stressful, I know my husband is writing his second, he doesn’t get stressed but I do. I can’t tell you how many times I had to read the first one, I was nearly brain dead, this one however is a completely different type of book and very funny, I look forward to getting the next chapter.


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