Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gabrielle in Blues and Yellows

Gorgeous blues and yellows are so cheery! It's one of our favorite color combinations, and we've used it in the Gabrielle collection. Large and medium florals mix with geometric mini prints, tonals, and a fantastic floral stripe. Use these fabrics for a bedroom redo, a cozy quilt for the sunroom, or kitchen accessories! 



Download our free quilt pattern, Signs of Spring, to make your own quilt using the classic blues and yellow from the Gabrielle collection!
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the entire Gabrielle collection.
Click here to find the free quilt pattern.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Field of Dreams

What does your field of dreams look like? Delicate wildflowers, big blooms, rich colors? Our Field of Dreams, a new collection from Kanvas, is packed with gorgeously detailed florals touched with metallic gold. 

Fussy cut this verstaile stripe for borders, sashing, and even blocks. 


The floral prints pop on a black background: 

A garden lover's dream:

Soft leafy and scroll coordinates contrast with the floral prints for maximum impact. 



Sew an elegant butterfly-themed star quilt with the free pattern available on our website: 
Star Crossed Paths by Carolyn Beam

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Click here to see the entire Field of Dreams collection.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Words to Live By Virtual Trunk Show

We hope you've felt inspired by Cherry's Words to Live By fabrics this week! Today we're sharing a virtual trunk show of Cherry's quilts made with her fabrics. Enjoy!

City Block
59" x 77"
"The title says it all. The quilts loo like city blocks with little connecting shapes. It's all appliqued, and it's the same block, just rotated so they connect. I used the appliques to create the transparent effect."
Click here to purchase the City Block pattern.

Bee-utiful

20" x 27"
"This one is fun because it includes words. In my Front Porch collection, I had a bee print and really liked it. I started creating cute little sayings that started with "bee." It's a small and super easy project with a small amount of hand embroidery for the words and spirals."
Click here to purchase the Bee-utiful pattern.


Alphabet Soup
48" x 58"
"This includes appliques for the entire alphabet in upper and lower case, plus the flowers and keys. The pattern comes with instructions to make the quilt shown, but you can also make your own word quilt. I give you the templates and a grid, plus a formula to figure out yardage, and you can build your own. There's also Alphabet Soup in the Hoop - for all the shapes done in a standard hoop on your embroidery machine. You can stitch out each letter with a satin stitch or blanket stitch finish. It takes all of 5 minutes to do a letter."
Click here to purchase the Alphabet Soup pattern.




Buon Appetito
12" x 32" wall hangings
18" x 13" place mats
"I'm teaching in Italy in October, so it was perfect to give this pattern an Italian name. I wanted this line to be home decor friendly. I used the idea of my Bon Appetit pattern but redid it with more elegance--more formal silverware on a pieced background made from the wood grain and lace print. The tables have an educational purpose--most people know where the fork and spoon go, but it's great to have on the kitchen table for when your kids or grandkids set the table."
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Cherry also created a free quilt pattern, Live By Love for her Words to Live by collection using the Love panel. Fussy-cut each block and surround it with pre-cut strips for a quick and easy quilt. 
Click here to download the free pattern.

Missed our previous Words to Live By posts? 

Words to Live By Hop Schedule:
Wednesday: Benartex Design Team
Friday: Mary @ Needled Mom

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.
Click here to read an interview with Cherry about her Words to Live By collection. 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Words to Live By Hop: Day 4

Welcome to our Words to Live By hop, featuring Cherry Guidry's new collection. We're excited to share four projects with you this week. Each day you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of some of the Words to Live By fabric. Enjoy!


Mary @ Needled Mom says, "I chose to do the Disappearing Hourglass pattern to highlight the fabrics. I so enjoyed the beautiful prints in this line and the colors are so calming." Isn't her quilt beautiful? Love that stripe in the border!  Head over to Mary's blog to see more and enter to win a fat quarter bundle of Words to Live By fabrics. 


Words to Live By Hop Schedule:
Wednesday: Benartex Design Team
Friday: Mary @ Needled Mom

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.
Click here to read an interview with Cherry about her Words to Live By collection. 



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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Words to Live By Hop: Day 3

Welcome to our Words to Live By hop, featuring Cherry Guidry's new collection. We're excited to share four projects with you this week. Each day you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of some of the Words to Live By fabric. Enjoy!




Today's inspiration comes from Carol @Just Let Me Sew. She used blocks from the Love panel in her design. Head over to her blog to see more photos of the quilt, including close-ups of her flower applique. You'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Cherry's fabrics. 

Carol: "This quilt is called 'Love Is All You Need' because I love that song and was excited to see that saying in Cherry's love panel." 




Words to Live By Hop Schedule:
Wednesday: Benartex Design Team
Thursday: Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Friday: Mary @ Needled Mom

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.
Click here to read an interview with Cherry about her Words to Live By collection. 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Words to Live By Hop: Day 2

Welcome to our Words to Live By hop, featuring Cherry Guidry's new collection. We're excited to share four projects with you this week. Each day you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of some of the Words to Live By fabric. Enjoy!


Today's project is a tutorial we're sharing right here on the blog for the Happiness Wall Hanging. It's perfect for a kitchen or foyer wall--a visual reminder to find the happy things in life. The wall hanging combines fussy cut sections of the panel with coordinates and sews up very quickly! Don't forget to scroll through the whole tutorial to find out how to win a fat quarter bundle of Words to Live By prints. 



Here are the fabrics we used: 

Materials: 
1 Happiness panel
1/3 yard red words print
1/4 yard gray medallion print 
1/2 yard gray key print (includes binding)
1/4 yard turquoise words print
1/4 yard yellow medallion print
7/8 yard turquoise daisy print for backing*
27" x 43" piece of batting

*This is really tight--if you're having it quilted on a longarm, you'll need a longer backing piece. 

Cutting:
Note: Cutting from panel will be listed in the steps below. 
From the red words print: 
(3) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" strips

(2) 1-1/2" x 21" strips
(2) 2-1/4" x 7-1/2" pieces
(1) 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece
(2) hearts**

From the gray medallion print: 
(1) 3-1/2" x 16" piece
(1) 3" x 24-1/2" strip
(2) 2" x 24-1/2" strip

From the gray key print: 
(2) 2-1/2" x 24-1/2" strips
(4) 2-1/4" x 42" strips for binding

From the turquoise words print:
(1) 2-1/2" x 42" strip


From the yellow medallion print:
(1) 2-1/2" x 42" strip

(1) 3-1/2" x 7" piece

**Download the heart template here. Trace (2) onto the paper side of fusible web. Cut out loosely around the hearts and fuse to the wrong side of red words fabric. Cut out on the drawn lines. 

Make the Rows
Refer to the row labels as shown while you assemble your quilt top. Fussy cut panel pieces to center each design as shown.

Row 1: Fussy-cut (1) 6-3/4" x 24-1/2" Happiness panel piece.

Row 2: (1) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" red words strip

Row 3 and 4: Fussy-cut (1) 3-1/2" x 16" Happiness is a choice... piece. Sew (1) 3-1/2" x 16" gray medallion piece to the top. Sew (1) 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" red words piece to the left edge. Fussy-cut (1) 8" x 6-1/2" Be Happy and Smile piece and sew to the red words piece. Sew (1) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" red word strip to the bottom.

Row 5: (1) 2-1/2" x 24-1/2" gray key strip

Row 6: Sew the 2-1/2" x 42" turquoise words strip and 2-1/2" x 42" yellow medallion strip together lengthwise. Crosscut into (12) 2-1/2" wide segments. Join the segments to make a checkerboard strip. 


Row 7: (1) 2" x 24-1/2" gray medallion strip

Row 8: Fussy-cut (1) 5-1/2" x 21" If you want to be happy... strip. Sew 1-1/2" x 21" red words strips to the top and bottom. Add 2-1/4" x 7-1/2" red words pieces to the short ends. 

Row 9: (1) 2-1/2" x 24-1/2" gray key strip

Row 10: Fussy-cut (1) 8" x 3-1/2" If you want to find happiness... piece. Sew to the left side of (1) 7" x 3-1/2" yellow medallion piece. Fussy-cut (1) 14-1/2" x 4" There is no way to happiness... piece and sew to the bottom. Fussy cut (1) 10-1/2" x 7" The happiest people... piece and sew to the right side. Fuse two red words hearts to the yellow piece. 

Row 11: (1) 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" red words strip

Row 12: (1) 3" x 24-1/2" gray medallion strip

Assemble the Quilt
Sew the rows together in the order listed. Layer the quilt top with backing and batting and quilt as desired. Use the (4) 2-1/4" x 42" gray key strips to bind the quilt. 


Isn't the daisy print perfect on the back? 

Simply wavy lines add quilting texture without distracting from the words in this wall hanging.



For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Words to Live By prints, leave a comment below letting us  know how you follow Benartex. Please also tell us which of Cherry's three panels you like the best: Love, Happiness, or Joy. Giveaway is open to US residents only through Sunday, September 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. 



Words to Live By Hop Schedule:
Wednesday: Benartex Design Team
Thursday: Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Friday: Mary @ Needled Mom

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.
Click here to read an interview with Cherry about her Words to Live By collection. 
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Words to Live By Hop: Day 1

Welcome to our Words to Live By hop, featuring Cherry Guidry's new collection. We're excited to share four projects with you this week. Each day you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of some of the Words to Live By fabric. Enjoy!



Today Alison from Little Bunny Quilts is sharing a tutorial to make her Chit Chat Placemats using 3" squares of the fabric. Fun and easy to make! Head over to Alison's blog to check out the tutorial and enter to win a bundle of fabric. 


Words to Live By Hop Schedule:
Wednesday: Benartex Design Team
Thursday: Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Friday: Mary @ Needled Mom

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.
Click here to read an interview with Cherry about her Words to Live By collection. 
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