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 with all that color!
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Y’all, this fabric feels wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that I have been sleeping with and cuddling with my finished quilt for a couple of weeks now without washing it first! I always give my quilts a wash after they’re finished, but this one is just so soft already that I might not for a long, long time. This was the first time I’d worked with Benartex fabrics exclusively on a quilt top, and I very much look forward to doing it again. I’ve worked with a lot of fabric lines, and this one is definitely in the top of its class.
And now, I have a confession: I have a favorite. My favorite print and colorway is the Half Ovals in Fuchsia. *swoon* She had me at pink and orange together. I bound Churned Up in it, and you can bet you’ll see it again in another quilt I make. The ideas are already swarming around.
Which is your favorite? Seriously. If you love color and crisp, fresh prints, you are going to lose it over this line when you get it in person.
Where to Buy
I picked up this list from Christa’s site, because I know you’ll want to get your hands on Modern Marks! You can also request your local quilt shop carry it!
- Dave’s BERNINA – Utah
- Bear’s Paw Fabrics – Maryland
- Christmas Goose – Nevada
- Christa Quilts – Online Only
- Cupcake Quilts – Texas
- Kirsten’s Quilt Shop – Denmark
- Rossville Quilts – Indiana
- Sew Yeah Quilting – Nevada
And now for the giveaway details! Benartex is generously giving away a fat quarter bundle of 8-10 prints here at The Quilt District (and all the other 10 stops in the hop).
To enter, simply comment on this post and leave your email address (your address will not be displayed, but I’ll need it to contact you), and have a US address where Benartex can send your bundle.
And an EXTRA Giveaway!
To enter to win a free copy of Churned Up plus a pack of 10x10s of Modern Marks on Instagram:
If you’re new to me on IG, follow me there between now and 11:59 pm on Wednesday, December 6th. If you already follow me there, comment on today’s IG Blog Hop post and tag a friend! (US only)
All entries must be received by 11:59 pm EST, Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
The winners will be selected using a random generator and announced on Thursday the 7th.
If you haven’t already, make sure you pop in and visit each of the ladies on the hop — they have all made some beautiful things with Modern Marks!
Jen @Patterns by Jen
HollyAnne @String & Story
Kristin @Simple. Handmade. Everyday.
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Vicki @My Creative Corner3
Pam @The Stitch TV Show
Andrea @3rd Story Workshop
HERE @The Quilt District
Stephanie @Modern Sewciety
~~ With Gratitude ~~
First, I want to thank Christa for the opportunity to work with her and with Benartex. You made my year, Christa.
Second, HUGE thanks to my dear friend Jennifer Digiovanni, who proofed and tested her heart out. She rocks!
Third, this is the first quilt I have ever made that I did not quilt myself. (I know, somewhat blasphemous given Christa is the Queen of Quilting on the domestic machine!) I just didn’t have the time to do it justice. It needed to shine, and Kathy Nesler really made that happen. She gave this quilt beautiful movement!
And, last but not least, to my husband (should we call him Mr. District?) for wrestling with the quilt at the park on photo day!
109 thoughts on “Modern Marks Blog Hop – (& Giveaway!)”
I think this is one of the most striking collections I’ve seen in a while. It brightens my day to look at it. I would love to make a quilt for myself from this!
Love the cool blues and greens of Modern Marks fabrics but also love all the colors together for the scrappy looks of your churn dash quilt.
Wow Churned Up turned out beautiful! I sure would love to win ! What a Christmas gift that would be!
What I “need” is more bright colorful fabrics for my stash!
Love the vibrant fabric line. Like it paired with white in your pattern!
Bright is right. Love the colorful fabrics.
What a gorgeous quilt. I love the photo of it on the rocker!
I love these funky, colorful fabrics!! Who can resist a line that starts one’s head spinning with ideas that must be sewn, like these do?! Kudos to Mr District for being the quilt stand. ☺️
Thank you!! I love these fabrics!!
Beautiful fabrics! Thank you for your post about trimming jagged edges from precuts.
Wow looks like a fun quilt but I bet it could be easy to get turned around….I love the colors you picked .. I just started to follow you. So this could be intresting… firstname.lastname@example.org
What a lovely bundle! Thanks for the chance to win it.
Those colors are truly vibrant-my favorite kind.
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Commenting from your jagged edge precuts – I don’t run into too many of those but I will sure use your technique to straighten them out.
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thank you for the great tip about trimming the jagged edges! And thanks for being part of the blog hop – it’s a great way for us to find you and decide to follow!
Your quilt is beautiful.
Tara, it’s cool to discover you and Quiltdistrict via Christa’s first groovvvvy fabrics! Love the merger of Churn dash into Churned Up. Indeed Modern Marks are vibrant as the sun. “Mr District “ did a superb job keeping it from becoming a kite 🙂
Love your quilt. The pattern is very exciting. This fabric line has me over the moon. Love brights and these are awesome.
Your pattern really lets the colors POP.
I absolutely love the colors in this line. It looks like it would be so much fun to work with.
Love your quilt pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
this collection looks like so much fun!
Your quilt is awesome! I love this line! I’m really hoping to win one of the bundles. ?
i love the saturated colors in this collection; would love to get my hands on some of them.
Love the colors of the fabrics and your pattern.
Great saturated colors. I would love to win a bundle to play with. This quilt is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
The colors are so rich and vibrant. I love the top navy piece and the blue/green half ovals toward the center of the stack. I want to work with these luscious prints.
I’m loving the deep blues of this collection. The fabrics work beautifully for this quilt.
I just love a scrappy colorful quilt and this ‘Churned Up’ quilt is no exception. And Christa fabrics are so bright and beautiful that it makes this design just pop. I love it.
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Love your quilt. Hoping to get a bundle of Christa’s fabric for Christmas. The blues are my favorite but the whole collection looks fantastic.
Thank you…great quilt and fabrics!!!
The colors of Modern Marks just couldn’t be any more vibrant, rich and beautiful! This line is perfect for my taste and I’d love to create something awesome with it!
I really, really love this quilt in the Modern Marks fabrics. I had the privilege of picking up some of Christa’s fat quarters and yardage from her when the fabric come to her. It’s got great feel and can’t wait to use it. So far, it looks like Churned Up will be my pattern of choice. Thank you for the giveaways here and on Instagram!
This fabric is amazing! I’m especially in love with the green fabric with all the designs on it. bad(dot)alice13(at)gmail(dot)com
Cute quilt! Looks like it would be fun to make. I want to grab the blues! And the greens…and the pinks…okay ALL of them!
Outstanding quilt! Love the colors! IG follower: @minibea123.
Beautiful vibrant colors and color combinations !
Oh my gosh! Love your Quilt! Colors are Beautiful & perfect for this Pattern!! Super job! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too 🙂
Love the fabrics – the colors are gorgeous & so is your quilt. Thanks.
Lovely colors make your
quilt really shine! Love
Carla from Utah
What a terrific pattern! The bright happy colours shiwnit off so well!
What a beautiful quilt! Great fun colors and a wonderful pattern to show the fabrics off. Score!
Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed ;-D
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Love these bright colors and your quilt really show cases them!
I’d love to win these beautiful fabrics for my charity sewing.
It’s a fabulous line of fabrics. Love how your quilt came out. Thanks for sharing, and for the awesome giveaway!
I have totally fallen in love with this bright wonderful fabric collection! Now with your quilt in the mix it makes this fabric shine all that much more! Your quilt is superb! I would love to win your give away!! Thank you for the opportunity! Have a great day!
That’s a great quilt. Love the purples, but those blues are calling my name!
Love everything about this quilt! Great pattern, great fabric! Congrats on your first pattern Tara! Hope to see it live in person Sunday at Atlanta Modern Guild meeting.
I just clicked on the “Follow” button on IG–looking forward to seeing lots of quilting eye candy!
Churn Dash is a favorite! love your Churned Up interpretation!
Love your pattern! It worked really well with Christa’s fabrics but I can see it also being a stunner with Alison Glass fabrics. Thank you for the
pattern discount and sharing your quilt with us!
I love this fabric, and the quilts!
Live the fresh look!
Great quilt (and nice of your husband to hold it while you were photographing – where would we be without them!!!) Gorgeous colours! (following you on instagram tooo!!!)
Love your quilt and all the colors you use in it. Really like the red and blue and green and blue fabrics
I am a new follower on IG.
Love the colors of the fabric. Your pattern shows them off well.
Love, love you quilt and how it turned out in these fabrics. Would love to win!!
I love your quilt, and love the fabrics!
Your quilt is fantastic! The fabric does it for me!
My favorite is the pink with gray marks. I love the saturated colors in this collection.
I love the chartreuse colors – I love citrus colors. And I love black cats!
I love your quilt — so bright and whimsical! These prints are just the kind of fabric I love to work with and I would be thrilled to win! Thanks for the chance.
Wonderful, vibrant design that really showcases this fabric collection. Great job!
Fabulous fabrics! Would love to win them!
Love what you did with the fabrics.
Love your quilt made with those amazing fabrics!
This is such an interesting and unique pattern. And such cheery fabric for it! Lovely!
Love the way these fabrics brighten the pattern! Awesome quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m a new follower on IG!! Love your colourful quilt!!!
I am following you on Instagram.
Love the quilt you made with this fabric. The colors are wonderful. Thanks
What a fun looking quilt. I can see some parts of a churn dash block in it. I love Christa’s new fabric line. I love the palette and the fabric designs. Yes to pink and orange. and also to the blue herringbone print. I love them all.
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Your quilt is fantastic! The colors just pop.
The fabrics are perfect for your quilt pattern. Lovely.
This is a beautiful quilt and though I’d like to do all the stitching on my own quilts, sometimes it’s necessary to have someone else do the finishing. Where would we be without the tall men in our lives to help in a pinch!! Great pattern and great article.
Love the colorful quilt.
I think the entire fabric line is delicious. I can’t pick a favorite! I’ve enjoyed the blog hop this week — lots of new-to-me quiltmakers/designers/bloggers. Thanks!
OMG that fabric looks awesome! So vibrant! I can see why it inspired your quilt!
I love the playfulness of your deconstructed churn dash. Modern Marks is so rich in color that I cannot actually say I have a favorite. Maybe one of the aqua-blues. Then again I do love the oranges.
The colors in this line are so wonderful and you quilt makes me smile.
I really like the dark blue fabric on top. Such a beautiful color! I know what you mean about the orange and fuchsia combo. There is something about that combo that attracts me, too! ndfromsd at gmail dot com
Awesome use of fabrics. It is not overwhelming, but very striking. THANK YOU!
Beautiful happy quilt! Love the fabrics!
What a beautiful quilt to showcase these bright and bold fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win a bundle !
This is a super fun and easy quilt to put together! The pattern is incredibly easy to follow with amazing graphics! Other color ways to come 🙂
Congrats Tara – so happy and proud of all of your hard work!
This pattern was so perfect for these colors. You look at both at the same time, design and fabric. Great job.
I can’t pick just one favorite fabric in this line!
No IG account but great quilt pattern and I love the fabrics.
I’m with you on the pink and orange combo, combined with a black cat makes it irresistible
OMG love this pattern and fabrics!
Beautiful fabric and quilts! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!
I love the pattern. The fabrics were perfect for it. There is a lot of movement. Great job! Thank you for an inspiring post!
Love your pattern!! So creative! And it looks great in Christa’s fabrics! Thanks for opportunity!
Your quilt is just wonderful! Love the bright colors & prints of this collection ( especially the vibrant blues)! Thank you for sharing, Susan
I love how your quilt looks scrappy even though it was made with all the same fabric line! Yay for crossing off a “first” too! I definitely prefer finishing all mine myself too, but sometimes it’s just worth the wrestling on the bigger ones!
Your quilt is beautiful and really shows of this collection well
Pretty quilt, love the vivid colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com
Love the pattern you selected to highlight the fabrics. Perfect match. The background fabric added to the beautiful quilt. Binding selection just added another pop of color.
Love the fabric and thanks for the giveaway!
I love your twist to the churn dash.
Love your creative quilt …so many ideas and so little time to do them all.
That quilt looks wonderful. I don’t send my quilts out for quilting. That is probably why I have a lot of quilts that are just sandwiches and not quilted yet.
My favourite of the fabrics is the blue black and green, just for that surprise of green.
Love the modern marks fabric line christa is amazing with color. You have designed a wonderful quilt! Soo glad this hop has led me to find you!
Christa’s fabric collection is awesome and your quilt is gorgeous!
Hi Tara! Your quilt design is perfect for all these delicious colors! Congrats! The print my eye seems to keep gravitating to is the blue with all the marks and colors(top row, right)…but I am with you on the pink/orange combo….such fun!
I send many quilts out for someone else to quilt~ Take pride! It is a gorgeous accomplishment! I follow you on Instagram. – The colors in the bundle? I love all those blues and greens! Actually! I love them all! Thank you for sharing with us!
I signed up to follow along on IG and FB. Congrats on starting your blog.
Love Christa’s debut fabric collection. She really hit it out of the park with these vibrant colors and graphic designs. I’m sure she’ll have much more to come. Loved your quilt design and I’ve sent quilts out to be done because I just didn’t want to mess something up quilting it myself. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com