Modern Marks Fabric and a Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sew In love Fabrics Blog Hop! My name is Vicki Holloway and I made a really great quilt using Benartex fabrics. It is the Modern Marks fabric collection by Christa Watson. This is her debut as a designer and I must congratulate her on this accomplishment!

Go to to see all the things in this hop! Here is the schedule for the week:

Visit all the stops on our Modern Marks blog hop!
Jen @Patterns by Jen
Hollyanne @String & Story

Kristin @Simple. Handmade. Everyday.
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Vicki @My Creative Corner3

Hilary @Aurifil
Pam @The Stitch TV Show

Heather @Quiltachusetts
Andrea @3rd Story Workshop

Tara @The Quilt District
Stephanie@Modern Sewciety

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I chose to make a quilt named “Gridwork” from Christa’s book, ” Piece and Quilt with Precuts”,  pictured above. The pattern is a fun, modern, playful pattern that has lots of room for free motion quilting, which is what I love!

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This fabric is amazing. It has such gorgeous saturated color. It has a wonderful hand and the quality of the fabric cannot be accurately captured in a photo or word description. It really is a dream to sew with and quilt.

Some of the blocks are shaping up and I am having so much fun arranging them! I have lots of options for color combos and I don’t lose all those incredible geometric shapes as I make the blocks!

I chose an all over curl and a mini switchback for the free motion machine quilting. I did sharp stippling in the little squares. LOOOVE the texture and you can see that the fabrics don’t lose their pattern or intensity of color when I quilted it up!


Fresh off the frame in this photo. I have to say I love this wool/cotton batting by Hobbs and the Superior Sew Fine thread in a grey color . It is all coming together! I am so happy with how the fabric worked up and it has enough breathing space in it to do a ton of quilting without losing any of the detail of the design. And the patterns in the fabric collection are all over patterns— so when you cut it up for blocks it isn’t directional, a must for me—check that out in the picture above!


We had one last perfect day of sun for a trip to the public garden for a few photos!!!


Slide show of the Glamor shots on that day of perfect lighting and nature’s grandeur!

Benartex is doing a giveaway of Modern Marks Fabric! Leave a comment below for your chance to win a bundle of 8 to 10 fabrics in this collection! The giveaway is open until Midnight Friday December 1st when the winner will be chosen.  US residents only and be sure to include your email so we can contact you if you win!!

Make sure you check out the other bloggers in the hop for additional chances to win and to see what amazing quilts they made with this fabric!

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  1. I couldn’t see any of the pictures, except the book, the fabric and the video, but I bet it’s a gorgeous quilt, because these are pretty fabrics. Thanks to Benartex for donating the fabric to give away. It’s beautiful!

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful! I bought Christa’s new book when it first came out and have been waiting for the fabric to debut. I’ve picked out several of her designs and can’t wait to get my hands on her fabric to make them. The colors are wonderful. Love your quilt and the quilting is perfect!

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