The latest issue of Modern by the Yard was just published by Benartex. It’s a free quarterly online magazine published to help promote their fabric collections and it always features lots of amazing designs.
My friend Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts designed and made this gorgeous quilt, Teal Appeal from Fandangle, which is featured on the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous?
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The pattern includes a complete materials list and step-by-step full color illustrations. I think it’s so clever that Vicki chose the teal confetti crosshatch print as the background. I’ve really been enjoying seeing what other designers have been making from my fabrics. It’s always fun to see how folks combine the prints and really make them sparkle!
In the issue, there’s also an interview with me and fellow fabric designer Amanda Murphy about how our machine quilting designs often influence our fabric lines, so be sure to read about that, too!
There’s also a really fun block-study in the ezine called “Modern with a Twist.” Three designers are each challenged with putting a modern spin on a traditional block and this issue’s block is the drunkard’s path.
Chris Dodsley came up with this really cool variation that showcases some of the cool-colored Fandangle prints. She even went the extra step and created a fun layout which she talks about more in depth on her blog -click here to see more.
Block Study – Drunkard’s Path
I hope you check out Modern by the Yard from Benartex. I love that they offer a source of inspiration to make fun things from their fabrics, and can’t wait for the next issue!