I've recently had the opportunity to work with some fabric from the new manufacturing company based here in Utah called Modern Yardage. I met April Cobb, the owner, at Sewing Summit last year. When she told me about her idea for this new way of digitally printing fabric on demand, I was really intrigued by the idea. (I secretly wished I could have a machine like that of my own.)
If you want to learn more about this company, Craft Buds wrote a great article during the company's launch in March. You can read it here.
One of the great things about Modern Yardage is that your order is printed in a resourceful way. This shows two yards printed in fat quarters on the least amount of space possible.
The width of fabric is 58" so you can fit a full yard, and there's extra space for instructions, designer highlights, advertisements, etc. This feature is about Emilie Daly, designer of the Personality line, which I received in the Carefree colorway.
After receiving the fabric, I cut up the fat quarters and set to work on a quilt based on the Quick Curve Ruler star block from Sew Kind of Wonderful. Another cool thing about the way Modern Yardage prints is that since they use environmentally-friendly inks, the process is eco-conscious and the colors are really vibrant. You can also choose the scale of each print. So if you're working on a project where a lot of the fabric is visible, then you can use the large scale prints. In my case, I wanted small to medium scale prints since I knew I'd be cutting the pieces up a fair amount.
Here are the twelve blocks I made.
The background is Kona white and the Modern Yardage fabrics actually feel a lot like Kona cotton to me.
I've pieced the blocks together, but still plan on adding an outer border. I'll post about the full quilt as soon as I finish it (which will hopefully be soon since I've loved working on this project).