[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