As I head off to quilt market later this week, I’m excited to introduce my third fabric line – Abstract Garden – from Benartex Contempo Studio. It mixes well with my other two lines, Fandangle and Modern Marks, but it features all new prints and some new colors, including purple!! It will ship to stores December/January.
Abstract Garden was inspired by my love for gardens, even though I have a hard time keeping anything alive!! I prefer abstract, geometric designs to realism so you won’t even find an actual floral print in any of the designs, yet they evoke things you might find in a “real” garden: Raised Beds, Trellis, Blooming Roses, Picket Fences, Tracks, and Seeds.
Abstract Garden Fabric Designs
I created this collection of 20 prints divided roughly into color groupings of red/pink, yellow/orange, blue/purple, and teal green. It includes a total of 6 different prints with a few lighter hues to give a bit of sparkle to any quilt or fabric project you’d like to make!
This large scale print incorporates elements of the other prints in a really cool, graphic layout. This print is perfect for quilt backings, borders, bags, clothing, and and other projects where you really want to show off the fabric. It comes in two colors – orange and purple.
This is my version of a “modern plaid” – asymmetrical and a little bit irregular, but full of color and movement. It’s also reminiscent of one of my favorite walking foot quilting designs that I like to do – wavy plaid. Each of the “squares” measures about an inch and it comes in three colors – red, orange and blue.
This is definitely my favorite print of the group, inspired by one of my favorite machine quilting designs, swirls! I really wanted to make this print in every color of the rainbow, but I had to stop myself at five colors – fuchsia, orange, green/aqua, blue, and purple.
This is my other favorite print of the group! I originally came up with this design back when I was creating my first line, Modern Marks. I couldn’t make it work with that line, which is why I’m thrilled that I was able to tweak it and include it now with Abstract Garden. It comes in three colors: fuchsia, mustard, and green/aqua.
I love dots! But rather than going with the standard polka, I wanted my dots to have some personality and work with the theme of the collection! Seeds features splotchy spots on a colorful background in three different hues: red, yellow and turquoise.
Of course you are going to find tracks in your garden! But what kind of tracks? Are they bunny tracks? Tire tracks? Your imagination is the limit!! I needed a few lighter prints to soften up the line and am pleased to offer it in four colors: pink, light green, light blue and light purple.
Show Your Work
Now I’m excited to see what folks start making with my fabric! It will be hitting stores this December so be sure to ask your local quilt shop to contact Benartex to place an order. Be sure to use the hashtag #abstractgardenfabric on social media so I can see what you create!
Links at a Glance
- Click here to see hi res images of Abstract Garden on the Benartex website.
You can save the images and reuse them for marketing or design purposes.
- Click here to preorder Fat Quarter or Half-Yard bundles of Abstract Garden
- Click here to pre-order print versions of my Abstract Garden quilt patterns
- Click here to pre-order PDF versions of my Abstract Garden quilt patterns