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Modern Marks Blog Hop :: Spools Revisited

Modern Marks Blog Hop with HollyAnne Knight of String and Story

Good morning, friends! 

Many of y'all have already enjoyed Christa Watson's Modern Marks fabric with me during the #PieceAndQuiltWithPrecutsHopAlong, but it's time for the official Modern Marks Blog Hop with Benartex. Woohoo! We're just getting started today, so there's an amazing week of gorgeous posts ahead of us. If you're new-- welcome! My name is HollyAnne Knight, and it's my job to guide you to quilt with confidence.

Modern Marks Blog Hop with HollyAnne Knight of String and Story

Making Spools (which, by the way, is a pattern from Christa's new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts (affiliate link) ) was the first time I had worked with Benartex fabrics, and I was very impressed. The saturation and hand of the fabrics was marvelous! Plus, Christa did a great job designing prints that have enough movement to stand on their own while being "user friendly" enough to also be used as blenders. Modern Marks is a strong collection definitely worth adding to your stash (spoiler: stay tuned to the end for a giveaway!).

After I pieced Spools, I had entirely too much fun graffiti quilting the background and using wood grain quilting and switchbacks to bring the spools to life. If you've never tried graffiti quilting, you simply must-- let me show you how!

If you're going to be doing all that fun graffiti quilting, you're going to need some gorgeous new fabric to practice on-- let's get to the giveaway! You have three one-point opportunities to enter-- one of which can be repeated daily. If you choose to sign up for my newsletter, you'll automatically receive "3 Easy Tips to Improve Your Free Motion Quilting" because it's my job to help you quilt with confidence, and I want to give you all the resources I can! Your fourth opportunity to enter is worth THREE points-- try your hand at graffiti quilting! The Fine Print: Giveaway runs from 12am on November 27th until 11:59pm on December 2nd EST. The giveaway is open to US residents only. Winner will be announced on Monday, December 4th here on the blog. UPDATE: Congratulations, Kathleen K! Check your email for the details! :-)

Thanks for joining me, everyone! I'd love to connect with you on Instagram where I love sharing gorgeous photos and lots of tips and tricks. Above all, it's my job to guide you to quilt with confidence. 

Happy sewing and much love!


Modern Marks Blog Hop with HollyAnne Knight of String and Story

Visit all the stops on our Modern Marks blog hop, including our hosts, Benartex. Every blogger is having a giveaway, too! 


Jen @Patterns by Jen

Hollyanne @String & Story


Kristin @Simple. Handmade. Everyday.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Vicki @My Creative Corner3


Hilary @Aurifil

Pam @The Stitch TV Show


Heather @Quiltachusetts

Andrea @3rd Story Workshop


Tara @The Quilt District

Stephanie @Modern Sewciety

Moby couldn't resist a little modeling 

Moby couldn't resist a little modeling 

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