Modern by the Yard is a quarterly e-zine featuring modern/modern traditional designs and quilt designers. This first issue features Benartex's solid basics and blenders because nearly every modern quilter loves those, right? :) I used Color Weave white and Quilt Block Solids in 2 purples (Iris and Royal Purple) to create contrast in my pattern for the Deconstructed Churn Dash:
This pattern is on pages 12-13!
The churn dash is my favorite quilt block of all time, and I was itching to create one that looked improvisational yet simple enough to write a pattern for. This mini quilt would bring life to any modern home. I'd love to make a larger one! Did I mention how much I love the staging in this photo?? The orchids are perfect (hello purple, my favorite color) and the green wall is a great, bold contrast. I'm thrilled to see my work in such an awesome photo.
This issue also features patterns by my friend Chris Dodsley, Lisa Swenson Ruble (who is also the editor), and Stephanie Sheridan. Also, there are articles featuring hexagons by Debby Kratovil and Geta Grama's 3-D quilts, plus modern quilting internet inspiration!
All photos courtesy of Benartex Fabrics and Modern by the Yard.
If you turn to page 32, you can win fabric by helping to spread the word about the e-zine. Remember, it's free and has four free patterns + articles and resources - it's worth checking out!
I hope you enjoy! You'll always be able to access this issue and find out about future ones over on the Benartex blog, Sew In Love With Fabric.
If you make a Deconstructed Churn Dash, please send me an email or post it on Instagram and tag me (I'm @quiltyhabit) and include #deconstructedchurndash!