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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Quilt On,




  1. Love it. This is one quilt you can knock out fairly quick as a last minute project for that special someone for the holidays, yet can be used ALL year!

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  2. Loved your video. This quilt pattern really shows off the beautiful fabrics Christa designed. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  3. Vicki, Gridwork is a stunner! You captured that so beautifully in that garden. Modern Marks is perfect for Christa’s Gridwork pattern and I’m so excited for her too! Thank you for sharing .

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  4. The Gridwork pattern is just perfect for showing off the Modern Marks fabrics! You made the quilt even better with the outstanding quilting! I’ve wanted to try the Hobbs batting, so I know I will need to use it on my next quilting project. Awesome photos and inspiration! Thanks! duchick at mchsi dot com

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