Blog Hop, Giveaway

Modern Marks Blog Hop & Giveaway

I am really excited to share more about Christa Watson’s (Christa Quilts) debut fabric line, Modern Marks, for Benartex with you today. I had a pleasure of getting to work with a selection of Christa’s Modern Marks a few months ago. Before I talk about my experience using Modern Marks, I want to share what the full fabric line looks like.

The colors are really just as bright and saturated in person as they are shown in the swatches! Modern Marks is made up of fantastic modern blenders, and I was especially drawn to the prints that blend between two of the colors in the line, like the Half Ovals and Quirky Triangles. And the feature print in the collection, Modern Marks, ties it all together beautifully.

Modern Marks by Christa Watson for Benartex

Modern Marks by Christa Watson for Benartex

Saturated colors and prints that blend from one to another? Totally up my alley!

You know I love transparency design, and I have really enjoyed creating the same design using both solid and prints this year. I think that the detail that Modern Marks adds to the Transparent Ribbons design gives the quilt extra depth and visual interest.

Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks - Detail

Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks – Detail

The pattern for Transparent Ribbons is included in the full-color, glossy companion magazine that is included with the 2018 Quilter’s Planner.

Visit all the stops on the Benartex Modern Marks blog hop for more chances to win!
Hollyanne @String & Story
Hilary @Aurifil
Stephanie @Modern Sewciety


Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for a chance to win a bundle of 8-10 Modern Marks fabrics. The giveaway is open through Friday, December 1st, at 11:59 PM Eastern. By entering to win, you are verifying that you are 18 years of age and have a US shipping address (because of the size of the giveaway (11 bundles!), Benartex is limiting it to US only to keep shipping costs down). I will email the randomly selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply with their shipping address or I will select a new winner. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

P.s. Today is #GivingTuesday, and Ultimate Bundles is going to donate 25% of today’s Handmade with Love Super Bundle net profits to Mercy House Global, which not only provides pre-and-post-natal care, vocational skills, life training and more, they employ women throughout the world through their Fair Trade Friday program and Mercy House Global Market.

When you buy the Handmade with Love Super Bundle today (11/28/2017) for $29.97, you’ll get 200+ patterns, projects, and step-by-step instructions on a bunch of different types of handcrafts. Plus you can pick out a Craftsy class of your choice as an extra bonus, too.

Today, you can make a purchase and make a difference. Even if you don’t buy a bundle, be sure to harness the power of your community by sharing #GivingTuesday on social media.

152 thoughts on “Modern Marks Blog Hop & Giveaway

  1. Pamela Beck says:

    I absolutely love these bright colors. I’d think about some spring and summer table toppers or place mats. They just shout flower colors to me. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs.
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

  2. Linda L says:

    I’d make a quilt to cheer up my grandson

  3. Teri says:

    These fabrics are so bright and cheerful I would love to make them into a lap quilt.

  4. JoyceLM says:

    Love the fabrics – I’d make a quilt for my sister-in-law. Thanks.

  5. Kathleen says:

    I would make something for my oldest daughter, something for her living room couch. This collection is definitely her style.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  6. Your choice of colors for your quilt was perfect! I really am drawn to strong saturated colors! These fabrics look perfect!

  7. Lee says:

    Great quilt! I would use the bundle for a quilt for my son! thanks!

  8. Tina says:

    I would make some gorgeous pillows to perk up my living room.

  9. Donna W says:

    I would make some really fantastic bags!

  10. Diane Beavers says:

    Yvonne, thank you for sharing Trnsparent Ribbons. My eyes are just mesmerizing these saturated Modern Marks prints. Bright is me so a summer weight quilt is in order with this bundle. Actually it would brighten a dreary cold winter day and eve so a table topper too:)

  11. Ann O. says:

    So many ideas running through my head! I love those saturated colors! I think a lap quilt might be just the thing. Thanks for the chance!

  12. lewisnancy54 says:

    I would make a quilt with this bundle. Great colors to play with!!

  13. Jean says:

    The transparent ribbon patterm looks great.

  14. vicki says:

    Without a doubt, I’d make Christa’s Rainbow Taffy quilt!!

  15. JulieG-AZ says:

    A lap quilt for sure!

  16. Heidi says:

    A quilt for DH! This is the first time he has shown such interest in a line, and began talking patterns straight off!

  17. Quilting Tangent says:

    I would make a quilt with these vivid colors.

  18. Helen Glover says:

    Love your quilting ideas. These colors are so pretty and the designs would be new to my experience. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. These fabrics would be gorgeous in a quilt for my 1st and upcoming grandbaby! Momma is excited!

  20. Janet T says:

    I would make a quilt. I like the one you made with the blending of the colors, as well as another one I saw on this hop, but can’t remember the name of. Great colors in this collection.

  21. Nancy Menninger says:

    I love your work!

  22. usairdoll says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I’d love to make one of the quilts I’ve seen here on the hop. I’d just have to decide which one, hehe.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. MARY D says:

    I would include these bright fabrics in a quit for my cousin BFF.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. debbie says:

    The fabric line is so pretty. Great job Christa. I love it. I have a quilt in mind already to use it. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  25. Karen A says:

    I would love to make a bright happy quilt from these fabrics.

  26. Hilary says:

    I would love ro use this in a fussy cut sampler quilt

  27. Lori M says:

    I would make a large Throw for our oldest Grangirlie’s Wedding gift. Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too 😀

  28. gibbspeggy says:

    I’d make a quilt for charity.

  29. Kim M says:

    These bright colors would really pop as a mini quilt on my wall!

  30. Cathy Calloway says:

    Your quilt is stunning! I would love to try something like one of your transparency quilts with this bright bundle

  31. Becky Hartley says:

    I love making quilts to give for a new baby! These bright colors would be great for a “tummy time” quilt!

  32. Peggy says:

    Great quilt – as usual! I am planning on joining a quilt along with Christa for the new year and would use this bundle for that project. Thanks!

  33. Christy says:

    I would love to make a bright and cheery art quilt with these colors. How fun!

  34. Emily C says:

    I’m not sure. I do love your transparency quilts, though, so that is someplace to start!

  35. L84quilting says:

    Yvonne, as always you nailed it! Nice work! Really and truly! I have the calendar already, so I will see where this takes me!

  36. Linda Cejnar says:

    I would make tablerunners, or buy more fabric and make a quilt. Yours is lovely! I love these saturated colors!

  37. LynneP says:

    This is a great grouping of fabric which I’d use to make a quilt or perhaps a large tote.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Bec says:

    Love your transparency quilts. Christa’s fabrics look great in them! You guys are so talented!

  39. Joy says:

    I would have to hoard and pet the fabric for a while then make a quilt just for me.

  40. Nicole Sender says:

    I would make a quilt! The colors are just great in this fabric collection.

  41. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    I would love to make Christa’s “Dot ‘N Dash” quilt with the bundle of yummy fabric.

  42. Laura Piland says:

    These fabrics would make a fun baby quilt!

  43. Alina Polta says:

    Love your quilts! What beautiful, vibrant fabrics!

  44. Susan says:

    I’m thinking there is an American Hero Quilt hiding in that bundle, and maybe a baby quilt, too! Thanks to Benartex for the donation to win. I like your quilt/fabric choices. It almost looks like a blurry photo.

  45. Helene Christensen says:

    I have fallen in love with these fabrics!

  46. What a striking line of fabrics! And I love what you did with them.

  47. Betty Moll says:

    I have several patterns in Christa’s new book that I want to make with her Modern Marks fabric. I think Dot ‘n Dash will be my first one. Her fabrics really make this Quilt sparkle.

  48. Sandy Borglum says:

    I’d make a bunch of mini quilts so I could use them all and hang all of them up.

  49. Judi Rutherford says:

    I would use them for 2 quilts, Churned Up and a HST quilt probably in a star design.

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