Modern Puzzle is a quilt I designed and made to show off my debut fabric line from Benartex, called “Modern Marks.”
It’s full of brightly colored geometric prints that are perfect for quilts in any size and style!
I used Modern Marks from Benartex/Contempo for this quilt – it’s bright and cheerful!
Modern Puzzle is a remake of the design I originally created called “Puzzle Box” that showed off some solid fabrics, but I never actually made the quilt. Now that my fabric is out there in the world, I was excited to see how well this design looks using prints!
Modern Marks prints and Colorweave coordinates
Modern Puzzle is super fast and easy to make from 2 sets of precut strips – one bundle of colorful prints, and another set for the background. Benartex calls their precut strips “Pinwheels” but they are also known as Jelly Rolls, Pixie Strips, Rollie Polies, Roll Ups, etc. depending on the manufacturer. Each precut bundle includes 40 strips, 2 1/2″ x 42″.
For my quilt I used one Pinwheel of Modern Marks plus one neutral background bundle in gray/white that I asked Benartex to offer along with my fabric. I love how the neutrals really allow the brighter prints to pop!
Because the fabric images are finalized months before the fabric was ready, I was able to play around in Electric Quilt software to come up with lots of fun designs using my fabric. When I show the “real” quilt you’ll be amazed at how much it looks like the original drawing!
Modern Puzzle Designed Using EQ
Don’t you just love a snuggly, colorful quilt?? Full reveal coming soon!