July 20, 2018

Fandangle Fabric Blog Hop ➕ Giveaway

I was so honored when Christa Watson of Christa Quilts asked me to take part in the blog hop for her latest fabric line, Fandangle, from Benartex and Contempo Studio.

How could you not love lime green paired with turquoise and teal.  I thought the Beaded Curtain low volume white and aqua would be the perfect background for Crosshatch Crosshatch in teal.

Since I love machine applique, I decided to use the Cute as a Button applique pattern from Modern Plus Sign Quilts and made a mini quilt to hang in my sewing room.  And so you'll know, Aurifil 4182 in dark turquoise matched the Confetti Crosshatch in teal perfectly.

Beaded Curtain is one of my favorites from Christa's Fandangle fabric.

I'm also very fond of the Confetti Crosshatch.  Pictured here is the teal used in the Cute as a Button applique and light grey Confetti Crosshatch, but it also comes in a dark gray.

The fun triangle prints are Triangle Trinkets and are pictured here with the Confetti Crosshatch.

You can see the scale of the print compared to the large spool of Aurifil.

I used the same Confetti Crosshatch in teal for the bias binding and the Triangle Trinkets in teal as the backing.

For the quilting, I attempted something similar to what Christa calls a 'jagged stipple'.  See her Fandangle introductory post with mention of jagged stipple.

I outlined the applique by quilting close to the applique on inside of the plus signs and around the outside of the circles.

Speaking of jagged stipple, the Paper Cuts print was inspired from Christa's jagged stipple quilting.  And here also is the main print, Baubles and Bits.  I just love the mid-century modern vibe going on in this print.

How fun to see Christ's name in print on the selvage of the the Baubles and Bits.

Continuing the theme of the main print is Sparkling Squares.

And, here are a couple more photos of the mini I'm calling Fandangle Button Plus.

Fandangle Button Plus looks a little lost on the large brick wall.

I've only showed you the cool colorway, but Fandangle also comes in warm colors too.

Here are all the prints together taken from the Benartex lookbook.

You haven't seen the last of Fandangle around here because, I'll be making another version of the Modern Plus Sampler from Fandangle, compliments of Benartex.

The Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along is free and is just getting started so it's the perfect time to join in on the fun.  The first set of sewing instructions will be given out on August 2nd.  You'll need the book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, to sew along.  You'll find a link here on where to purchase.  The fabric requirements are here

If you’d like a chance to win an assorted 8-piece fat quarter bundle of Fandangle from Benartex, enter using the Raffecopter widget below! The fabric giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.  And, be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop for additional chances to win.

Here's the complete schedule:

Tuesday, July 17th
Wednesday, July 18th
Thursday, July 19th
Friday, July 20th

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more Fandangle fun: 
Click here to see the entire Fandangle collection.
Click here to visit Christa's website. Find her on IG here.
Click here to read interview with Christa by Benartex.

Linking to:
Finished or Not Friday with Myra at Buzy Hands Quilts
TGIFF hosted this week by Andree at Learning & Quilting 
Show off Saturday hosted by Caroline at SewCanShe

July 17, 2018

Fandangle Fabric Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be part of the Fandangle Fabric Blog Hop this week.  Fandangle is latest fabric line by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts and manufactured by Benartex and Contempo Studio, their modern studio.

The Fandangle Blog Hop announcement is over on the Benartex blog, Sew In Love With Fabric.  The hop starts today, July 17th and run through Friday, July 20th.

Be sure to visit every stop along the way because each participant will  be hosting a giveaway for a fat quarter bundle courtesy of Benartex. 

Here's the complete schedule:

Tuesday, July 17th

Wednesday, July 18th

Thursday, July 19th

Friday, July 20th

 I hope you will stop back on Friday when I share my project made from Fandangle.

July 9, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Alternative Layouts and Fabrics

We hope everyone has begun to think about your fabric selections for the Modern Plus Sampler.  If you are new here, all the details for the quilt Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along are here.

As a reminder, this it the original version the Modern Plus Sampler which includes traditional piecing along with some applique and paper piecing, many elements from the book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts (affiliate link).  Right now, the digital version is only $9.99!

And, the yardage requirements for the original Modern Plus Sign Sampler are below:

Fabric Shopping 

As you are shopping for fabrics, keep in mind the generous Modern Plus Sampler Sponsors:

Honey, Bunny, and Doll Etsy Shop

Honey, Bunny, and Doll has a wonderful Etsy shop that specializes in Kona solids and great quilt patterns (they also carry some wide fabrics and batiks). Their fabrics would work very well in the Modern Plus Sampler.

Needle & Foot Etsy Shop

The Needle & Foot Etsy shop has a beautiful curated selection of prints.  Bernie would love to help you create your own bundle to make the sampler.  I just crurated the June Blogger Bundle and had so much fun shopping through Bernie's lovely selections.

Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop has one of the largest fabric selections online. They have many different solid fabric brands (Moda Bella, Robert Kaufman Kona, and Art Gallery Pure Elements to name a few) as well as a huge selection of the newest fabric collections. The Fat Quarter Shop offers free shipping (within the US) with a minimum purchase of $80.

Backside Fabrics

Backside Fabrics specializes in wide fabrics (104+" wide), perfect for quilt backs that you do not have to piece. But you can use wide fabrics for fabrics used in your quilt top also (and when you do the math comparing one yard of a wide fabric to one yard of regular 40" wide fabric you will see that the wide fabrics are a great value).

Additional Layouts and Yardage Requirements

In this post, in addition to the original layout, the following versions were shown:
  • No Paper Piecing
  • No Applique 
  • No Paper Piecing or Applique, all traditionally pieced

After many requests, today, we would like to share the yardage requirements for the alternative versions of the Modern Plus Sampler.  The yardage requirements are not much different from the original version as we tended to be more generous with yardages.  

This is the all-traditionally pieced version that I made and showed here.


The yardage requirement are as follows for the traditionally pieced Modern Plus Sampler:

I you would like to avoid paper piecing altogether, you may would like this version:

And, if applique is not you favorite, then you may like this version:

Whichever version you prefer, we hope you will be quilting along with us until April 2019.  Share your progress on social media #ModernPlusSampler.