Modern Marks Blog Hop + Giveaway

[GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED} Christa Watson‘s debut fabric collection with Benartex, Modern Marks, is filled with saturated colours. These fabrics are useful for a bold punch of hues wherever needed. The abstract markings are also in strong colours, making for some great colour combinations!

For the the Modern Marks blog hop, I chose a limited palette, as is my way of doing things. I was excited to use all the values of blue. I scaled up one of my new Dancing Narwhal patterns by 150% to 24″ square to let those prints tell their story. The “solids” are from Benartex’s Color Weave collection, which read like a solid with a bit of texture.

I decided to change Dancing Narwhals #2 a little bit to animate the background — the narwhal jumps out of some icy arctic waters. This will become a baby quilt down the road… (The road that leads well into 2018, that is!)

Modern Marks screams fun – think of all the rainbows and confetti you could make with these! In fact, there are a couple of colour-bright patterns that you can download for free, Rainbow Taffy and On Your Mark. I like that the assortment of 28 prints really spans the spectrum so that you can treat them like a painter’s palette.

Along with being a fabric designer, Christa is also a fabulous teacher. She is an expert in domestic machine quilting and she wants you to be, too. I learned a ton from her Craftsy class, “A Quilter’s Path”.

{Giveaway CLOSED}

Enter for a chance to win a bundle of 8-10 Modern Marks fabrics by leaving a comment on the blog post. The giveaway is open through Monday, December 4th, at 11:59 PM Eastern. Giveaway is limited to U.S. residents (sorry, compatriots!). Because of the size of the giveaway — 11 bundles! — Benartex is limiting it to U.S. only to keep shipping costs down. I will notify the selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply with their shipping address. Good luck!

Visit all the stops on the Modern Marks blog hop!
Hollyanne @String & Story
Hilary @Aurifil
Andrea @3rd Story Workshop <– You are here!
Stephanie @Modern Sewciety


124 thoughts on “Modern Marks Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Anita says:

    The color palette you chose for your quilt is awesome, and very appropriate for the season. I love the narwhal and the way it is coming out of the icy sea!

  2. Linda W. says:

    Love your new pattern and Christa’s new fabric line. The colors are so vibrant and really pop. Thanks for sharing, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  3. Donna W says:

    The colors that you chose are fantastic and your quilt remind me of the Bluejays that come to our yard and sit in the trees outside the family room.

  4. Karen says:

    I love Narwhals. I made a stuffed one for my youngest grandchild and our local theater produced “Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea” last year.

  5. FATIMA says:

    He/she is sooooo adorable. I have your pattern and can’t wait to try him out in some of those awesome brights on this drab and dreary day.

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    I really like the design that you have created for your quilt! I am glad that you have shared your spectacular artistic talent with us in making this quilt. I would love to win a bundle of these bright and such variable usage prints to use in my quilting. Thank you again.

  7. Suzy K says:

    Great use of one color.. This collection is so bright and cheery.. Great seeing just one color pulled… Thanks also for using the Nrawhal… i had never heard of and looked it up , learned something new today.

  8. Ellen Liliedahl says:

    Love your icy arctic waters, the innovative narwhal and the Modern Marks/retro fabrics. I want to try paper piecing again, but am a little intimidated by it. It’s really great for that modern look!

  9. Kathy E. says:

    Wow! Those blues look amazing together and really show off your narwhal! How fun that you placed him to be jumping out of the water. So creative! I do love all of these fabrics in the Modern Marks collection and would be tickled to sew with them!

  10. Diane Beavers says:

    Your chosen blue(s) color palette for the Norwahl is awesome. Truly deep, very life like jumping from the Artic waters.
    thank you for sharing and please share the baby quilt in 2018.

  11. Marilyn Robinson says:

    I agree with those above who said the blues and narwal are wonderful together. Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous colored fabrics!

  12. Lori Morton says:

    Love this Happy Bundle of colors! & thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too… You did Awesome job on your Narwhal..the blues are perfect! Lucky baby that gets your Quilt! 🙂

  13. Kristal Jacobson says:

    I love your blog! I’m so glad I joined this hop. Now if you will excuse me, I’m off to read more of your articles. ( Love to your inspired log cabin mini)

  14. Janet Sabol says:

    I love those different shades of blue in the Modern Marks, too. Doing the paper piecing really highlights the nalwhales! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Mary D says:

    I like the limited palette idea and the blues. I just love the blue herringbone print. Love the narwhal emerging from the waters. This will be a special quilt.

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  16. Susan says:

    I really, really like your Narwhal. The use of some of these fabrics as icy water is so perfect! What a great design for a baby quilt. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks to Benartex for the giveaway fabrics.

  17. Jessica says:

    I adore these fabrics! I love your quilts too! My granddaughter would be screaming for a narwhal quilt if she saw yours!

  18. Gene Black says:

    I love love LOVE the navy blue with v-marks on it. You did such a lovely job of showing off the fabrics. I confess that I had to look up the narwhal as I did not know about them.

  19. Renee says:

    I love the color palette that you chose… of course I love blue! It worked great with your Narwhal pattern. I just love this set of fabric so bright and cheery!

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