Modern Marks Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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Modern Marks fabric

Welcome to my stop on the Modern Marks blog hop! If you are new here, feel free to have a look around!

This fabulous line is by Christa Watson and manufactured by Benartex. Working with this line was pure joy and fun. The colors are so rich and saturated and there is such a big selection of blues, which are my favorite. But there are also some really fun colors that are a little outside my wheelhouse–like lime greens and orange, so it was fun to expand my horizons. This was my first time sewing with Benartex fabrics and the quality is absolutely first-rate. The fabric is beautifully soft, with minimal fraying.

Modern Marks fabric

The quilt I chose to make was Dot ‘n Dash from Christa’s book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. It is a “pinwheel” (aka jellyroll or 2.5″ strip roll) friendly quilt, for both the main and background fabrics. I used a fun low volume pinwheel as my background fabric, and I love the effect. I cut the 2.5″ strips from yardage, but it would be so fast to just use a pinwheel!

Modern Marks fabric

Piece and Quilt with Precuts (

These fabrics absolutely POP and are so perfect for modern quilts.

Dot n Dash quilt by Christa Watson at


And I especially love this larger-scale “mash up” print for the quilt back. It comes in several colorways–so it’s perfect for so many projects.

Modern Marks fabric by Christa Watson

Another thing that I love about this line is there is a great variety of focus fabrics, small and medium scale prints, and blenders. I’ve already pulled several of these prints for new projects that I’m working on–they have just the perfect amount of punch.

Dot n Dash Quilt |

I was able to work in several quilting motifs that I have learned from Christa’s book and the leftover strips were perfect for a scrappy binding.

Jelly roll quilts |

scrappy quilts |

I’m already plotting my next project for this line–it may be a liberated wonky star quilt. The yellows, lime greens, and oranges are just begging to twinkle.

I blogged about this fabric and quilt in more detail here,  here, and here. To find a shop to buy some Modern Marks of your own, check here.

And now for the giveaway! I know that you want to get your hands on this fantastic line–and Benartex has graciously offered to giveaway a bundle of 8-10 Modern Marks fabrics on each stop on the blog tour!(US residents only please.) You can enter my giveaway below, but make sure to hit every stop on the tour!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Visit all the stops on our Modern Marks blog hop, including our host, the Benartex blog, Sew in Love {with Fabric}, where there is a fabulous interview with our favorite fabric designer, Christa Watson
Hollyanne @String & Story
Hilary @Aurifil
Stephanie @Modern Sewciety


118 thoughts on “Modern Marks Blog Hop + Giveaway!

  1. Kathy E. says:

    The colors in the Modern Marks collection are all my favorites for sewing! I’d make an awesome improv project just for me and enjoy every minute of the creating and keeping!

  2. Jamie says:

    I’m loving your Dot ‘n Dash quilt & the Fabrics. I consider myself a newbie & love pre-cuts, especially jelly rolls.
    I think I’d either make the quilt you did Dot ‘n Dash or Modern Puzzle.

  3. Rochelle Summers says:

    I love your quilt and the print for the back is amazing. I like the idea of stars…they are one of my favorite motifs. No matter what design, it would be a quilt!!

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    I just love these bright fun and bold fabrics that Christa has designed! I know that I would make one lap quilt at least, but what pattern I would use for positive is so hard to decide with all of the wonderful new pattern designs being shared or released right now. Your quilt shows off each of the prints so perfectly. I really like that. Thank you for sharing and for the great chance at winning a bundle of these Super Fun Fabrics! Have a great day!

  5. Susan Spiers says:

    Love this new collection! I really don’t have anything specific in mind-but, maybe an apron or wall hanging? Thank you for sharing, Susan

  6. Nancy A says:

    Love the colors of the fabric and how you have used them. I had another quilt in mind, but I love yours so much, I think I would have to use it to make a quilt like yours.

  7. EllenB says:

    I just found out about a new baby coming into the family next spring, so a quilt is in the planning stage. I really like that neat pattern!

  8. Kathleen says:

    I would make something for my oldest daughter, for her living room. This collection is definitely her style. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  9. Diane Beavers says:

    Kristin, indeed bright! A Wonky Star runner I would stitch up with Modern Marks, add more brightness to our universe. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Linda W. says:

    Love the vibrant colors in this new collection. I’d definitely make a quilt, maybe something for a teenagers room. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love how every quilt I’ve seen with this line of fabric absolutely POPS out in photos! It is quite amazing. And a quilt is definitely what I would make with this line! It is a number one choice for a new baby quilt too!

  12. Janet T says:

    I want to make one of the quilts I saw on this hop, but can’t remember the name of it right now, lol. Love the colors in this collection!

  13. Debbie says:

    Christa’s fabrics are so darn pretty. Love the bright colors. I have a quilt in mind to make with it. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  14. Lori Morton says:

    Love your Quilt!! I would use this make a nice Throw for oldest Grangirlie’s Wedding gift! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too 🙂

  15. I really like what you made. This is one of my favorite quilts in the book. It’s simple, but has a bit visual impact. Thank you so much for posting your version. Thanks to Benartex for the giveaway. I would so LOVE to play with these happy colors. I like the idea of a wonky star for them, too!

    • And I would make one of the great quilts I’ve seen on the hop, probably, though there are some others that I think would be super in this pattern. It might be a baby or lap, but if I made the one you did, it could even be a queen for my bed!

  16. Darrell H says:

    Love Christa’s Dot ‘n Dash pattern as well. Such a beautiful, simple quilt and is a favorites on my to do list. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot ) net

  17. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    The Dot ‘N Dash quilt is striking & has great eye appeal. I would make a similar throw size quilt for my daughter.

  18. Jean says:

    That basket of fabrics is so pretty just sitting there. I think they would make a cheerful child’s quilt. Quilts are the best for tummy time.

  19. I love your version of this quilt! I made a quilt with this pattern a couple months ago (although I wasn’t as ambitious with the quilting as you!). I think this bundle would be great for making a baby sized version!

  20. Helene Christensen says:

    Some of the colors are out of my normal also but they go together so well I would love to break loose and make something with them!

  21. Betty Moll says:

    Dot ‘n Dash is one of my favorite patterns in Christa’s book, and I can’t wait to make it using her new Modern Marks fabrics. Yours is lovely.

  22. Tammy Drugovich says:

    The quilt you made is super cute and I can’t wait to see that stars quilt, those colors with that concept sound really fun. Love, love,, love the Modern Marks line.

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