Modern Marks was my first fabric line that I designed for the Contempo division of Benartex Fabrics. They released in September of 2017, and because Benartex reprints fabrics as long as they are selling, most of them are still available. Although I’m now promoting my second fabric line, Fandangle, (which ships to stores this month), … Continue reading Modern Marks Fabric Swatches Archive
I’ve been getting a lot of positive support for the idea of sharing more of my behind-the-scenes work, so thank you for the enthusiasm! Today I thought it would be fun to share something I don’t think many designers do – my fabric rejects, or those that didn’t make the cut when I designed my … Continue reading On Fabric Design and Rejects – Those That Didn’t Make the Cut for Modern Marks
At long last, I’m excited to show you the finished version of Squiggles, made from my first fabric line with Benartex, Modern Marks that released late last year. Squiggles version made from Modern Marks with black background You may remember that the original version, shown below was made from precut squares with a cream background … Continue reading Finished Quilt – Squiggles Made from Modern Marks Fabric
I’m excited to be a part of my friends Cheryl Brickey & Paige Alexander’s blog hop for their brand new book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts! Modern Plus Sign Quilts is published by Stash books, a division of C&T Publishing. Not only is it a fabulous book, but it was my turn to help share the … Continue reading Modern Plus Sign Quilts Book Hop – Transparency Chains in Modern Marks
Whew! It’s been a busy week! While I’ve been having a blast teaching machine quilting this week at Road to California, my fabric has getting out in the quilting world in a big way. I have a roundup of educational tips and tutorials, patterns to share, and loads of inspiration! Spray Basting Tutorial While I … Continue reading Update: Free Patterns, Basting Tutorial, EQ8 Fabric Swatches, and Modern Marks Inspiration
To celebrate the release of my new fabric line, I have a free pattern for you, plus loads of inspiration on what you can make with my fabric! Take a look at Rainbow Taffy, a bright colorful quilt made from 5″ squares of Modern Marks, + white background: Click here for the Rainbow Taffy pattern … Continue reading Modern Marks Inspiration and a Free Quilt Pattern!
Now that Modern Marks is making its way to stores, I’m excited to see it reach a wider audience. However, being a minimalist, I now need to clean up from all the quilts I’ve made from Modern Marks and get rid of the excess fabric I don’t need. So my loss will be your gain! … Continue reading One Time Only – Modern Marks Fabric Destash
Awesome news! I just found out my shipment of Modern Marks yardage will be arriving much earlier than anticipated! This is my debut fabric collection with Benartex and I can’t wait to share it with the world!! My fabric delivery is scheduled to come while I’m teaching at MQX Quilt Festival next weekend, but you … Continue reading Get Modern Marks Fabric Bundles For a Limited Time!
Be sure to join me for my upcoming creative webinar, The Hallmarks of Modern Machine Quilting. Registration is free to all Modern Quilt Guild Members, and the webinar will go live on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6-7:30 PM Pacific Time. There will be a Q&A after. In the webinar, I’ll explain how the modern … Continue reading The Hallmarks of Modern Machine Quilting Free Creative Webinar April 14
There’s been a lot of buzz about modern quilts since the debut of QuiltCon in 2013. And with my recent announcement that I’m part of the QuiltCon 2016 faculty, I thought I’d throw more of my voice into the mix. It thrills me to no end to see so many quilters embracing the modern style … Continue reading Christa’s SoapBox – Hallmarks of Modern Machine Quilting