Fabric Fun with Benartex
A while back Lisa Ruble with Benartex got in touch and asked if I’d like to take part in a feature in their ezine, Modern by the Yard. I said yes!
If you haven’t discovered Modern by the Yard, this is your invitation. It’s full of inspiration in the form of new fabrics and complimentary quilt patterns. What’s not to love?!
If you don’t think of yourself as a modern quilter, not to worry. There are plenty of projects with broad appeal, like Prismatic Shadows by Jen Shaffer, above.
Look at some of the fabric lines featured, like Crescendo by Amanda Murphy, above. Isn’t it pretty? I think the lines between modern and traditional or any other type of quilter and quilt practice are becoming less distinct.
I’m a fan of Radiant Paisley, above. Won’t that make a great fall quilt?
My part in Modern by the Yard was to curate a fabric bundle from current Benartex, Kanvas and Contempo collections. It was great fun!
Three “modern quilters” took on this task and our selections became the Mix & Match feature. I named my group (bottom right in the photo above) Merry Merry Mod, because I envision making a Christmas quilt from it.
It’s what you might call an alternative holiday palette, but I love it! And yes, I’m dreaming up Christmas quilts because I do that all year. I want to add to my Jingle Bells Trunk Show all the time to keep it fresh!
My favorite quilt design in this issue is by Charisma Horton and is called Connections. Those colorful triangles in a sea of white are so peppy! The fabrics are from the Good Vibes line by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts.
I found some of these at my local quilt shop and let me tell you, the hand is fabulous!
Oh! Did you know…
The way that a fabric feels to the touch is called its “hand.” And these Good Vibes prints have a luxurious, silky, drapey hand that I love. They’re a pleasure to sew.
I enjoyed being part of Mix & Match and I hope you’ll check out Modern by the Yard soon!
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