Abstract Garden Grows Wild (and a Giveaway!)

I am tickled pink to be part of the Abstract Garden frenzy with Benartex! Because Holy Yummy Colorful Goodness! Also? How cool is it that this is happening Valentine's week and the Benartex blog is called Sew in Love with Fabric? When Christa told me her inspiration for designing Abstract Garden was so that she could get something to grow, I knew I had to create a flower explosion to show off just how much it could! And with her retro vibe it had to be a garden of yo-yos! Meet Mod Garden! Christa's unique sense of clean graphics and rich, bright, saturated colors just makes me happy. Super cheerful, every time. [caption id="attachment_1158" align="aligncenter" width="640"] #mymodgarden featuring Abstract Garden...Read More

These Little Piggies Went to Market

Two things I made are in booths at Quilt Market Houston this year! I'm over the moon excited! It is always a joy to work with Christa Watson. She's really just a super lady. For these pieces, I used her new line called Abstract Garden. I love her saturated colors and the mid-century modern vibe in her geometric prints. My Mod Garden pillow will be with her in the Benartex Contempo booth (pattern coming soon!). Yo-yos are SO much fun and I'm now totally addicted to making them. They're so easy for a take-a-long project or to do while watching a movie. I had enough of her fabric left to make this mini version of my Churned Up...Read More

Modern Marks Blog Hop – (& Giveaway!)

Welcome to the first edition of Full Fabric Friday here at The District -- today it's also the Modern Marks Blog Hop, featuring Christa Watson's new line Modern Marks for Benartex! The Project - Churned Up with Modern Marks When Christa offered me the opportunity to work with her debut line full of vibrant, saturated color and groovy prints, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it. Immediately. I had been playing around with the concept of a deconstructed, tossed-up churn dash block for a few months, but hadn't quite settled on a design. Modern Marks came along and it just clicked -- Churned Up came together and all those bits fell into place. I love how it turned out...Read More