Sunday, October 27, 2013

Modern Yardage


Modern Yardage is an online company offering quality, affordable fabrics that are unique (digital printing) and designer quality. Modern Yardage uses environmentally friendly inks. All their fabric is printed in the USA. Customers choose design, size and scale of the fabric and it is printed upon purchase. Giving the consumer the ability to mix and match scales, choose colors and come up with something truly bold and beautiful on their own! Most impressive Modern Yardage was voted by Martha Stewart, American Made, a 2013 Technology Finalist
. Winning the Technology category!

I approached April Cobb in August about making a quilt from the Modern Yardage fabric. We discussed several options and decided on a quilt made from designer Karen Harris' fabrics. She said she had never seen a quilt made with Karen's fabrics and agreed to let me choose fabrics to include in the quilt. I was very impressed with the owner of Modern Yardage and the internet site. First you choose the design/color options you want, then the scale (small, medium, large), and size of fabric you want to purchase. I used some of each option to give this quilt some variety.

Karen Harris, of -ize on design
Modern Yardage October Feature Designer

Karen's work is modern and bold. She loves shapes and the space between shapes. Second only to shapes is her love of color. Karen says, "It is my goal to be the 'go to' place for all things big, bold and graphic. My prints and patterns are always abstract by design. Everyone gets to identify what they see in the design; it makes each design very personal to the individual. It makes the design more of an experience than just an aesthetic and I love that. I develop my unique motifs and silhouettes from my original pen & ink drawings…and translate them into energetic two-dimensional and three-dimensional art for products and spaces.
(Information taken from the Modern Yardage Newsletter).


Poetry in Motion, Autumn Breeze Colorway

I hand stitch with Aurifil 12 wt. thread around each hexagon to help color pop the quilt! The Modern Yardage fabric took a lot of abuse from my needles, hoops, and scrunching. It took it and held up great. Much better than most fabrics. I was also impressed that there was very little or no fraying! Which is awesome! I will definitely use this fabric in the future and I hope you will too!


Quilt Stats

Cool Breeze
57.5" x 67"


Piece by: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)
Quilted by: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)
Binded by: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)

Fabrics
Hexagon Blocks - Poetry In Motion, Autumn Breeze Colorway, Karen Harris, Modern Yardage
Background - Ash, Kona Solid, Robert Kaufman Backing: Sage, Kona Solid, Robert Kaufman; 2 1/2 strips from Merlot & Pacific Jelly Rolls; green scrap (older than my color chart), Kona Solid
Threads
Piecing - Aurifil thread 50 wt. #2024 White
Quilting - Aurifil thread 50 wt. #2600
Binding - Aurifil thread 50 wt. #4662
Hexagon outline - Aurifil 12 wt. #5004, #2235, #1231, #4663


April has graciously offered a set of 5 quilt tags made by Modern Yardage designers as a giveaway!

To enter Giveaway!


1. Like Modern Yardage on Facebook - Please leave a comment saying you liked!

2. If you follow "In The Boon Docks" you get another chance
(new followers always welcome) - please leave another comment

3. Sign up for the
Modern Yardage Newsletter ( At the bottom of their homepage)!
- please leave another comment

3 chances to win!



If you made it this far, thank you for reading today! I highly recommend you try this new innovative fabric and support Made in America!

Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

59 comments:

  1. I signed up for the MY newsletter!

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  2. I like how you stitch around the pattern, I do that and it's part of the enjoyment process as well as making the pattern stand out. Love your colors!

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  3. I follow you! That's a great pattern to show off those fabrics and love the hand quilting!

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  4. I get the newsletter! I got some modern yardage fabric and was really impressed with the texture and quality. Love all the pattern options too!

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  5. I follow you by e-mail, and I already get their newsletter. I've been quite happy with the things I've ordered from them. The little extras in the borders are great. I think I got oven mitts last time!

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  6. I follow you. How fun are those tags! Especially "This took me forever!"

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  7. I liked Modern Yardage on FB. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I signed up for MY newsletters.

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  9. I like Modern Yardage on Facebook.

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  10. I receive Modern Yardage newsletter.

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  11. I follow your blog via Bloglovin. Thanks of rthe chance to enter . And thank you for the info on a new to me fabric site

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  12. I am now folowing Modern Yardage via their facebook page

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  13. You talked me into it. I signed up for their newsletter on my yahoo account.

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  14. I follow Modern Yardage on FB

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  15. I already subscribe to their newsletter

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  16. I like Modern Yardage on Facebook.

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  18. I am a follower of yours. The quilt pattern is great, I think hexies are my fave.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I already get the newsletter!

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  20. I like Modern Yardage on Facebook

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  21. I'm signed up for the newsletter!

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  22. I already like Modern Yardage on FB

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  23. I already get the Modern Yardage newsletter

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  24. I already get the Modern Yardage Newsletter, and like them. I now follow In The Boon Docks through Bloglovin. And I have shied away from geometrics and some contemporary fabrics because they were popular in clothes in the late 60's. I was a chunky middle schooler and couldn't wear them. So now if I won, I would use the opportunity to challenge myself and make a quilt with them, post it on my blog and fb page.

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  25. I liked Modern Yardage on Facebook.

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  26. I already get the Modern Yardage newsletter.

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  27. I also signed up for their newsletter.

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  28. I have been following you for months and months, love it!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  29. I am a follower :) Hope you have a good day.

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  30. I'm singned up for the newsletter. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I "like" Modern Yardage on Facebook

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  32. I've been following you for a while now.

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  33. I liked Modern yardage on facebook.

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