Modern by the Yard, Issue #5 and FREE pattern

Benartex sent me some of their sun drenched Bali batiks and asked me to think of a way to make a traditional block modern. I thought of Log Cabins. They're traditional, very traditional, right? Here is a quilt I made last year with black, grays and red. Small blocks!

Log Cabin quilt with traditional red center
And my improv version (based on a pattern I created several years ago). I call this Fractured Jewels and it is patterned in the new Modern by the Yard eMagazine:

Improvisational Log Cabin quilt
This is a FREE eMagazine. And the cover is beautiful:

Modern by the Yard, Issue #5
Check it out via the Benartex blog website: Sew in Love with Fabrics. There are FIVE free patterns in this issue. What are you waiting for?


  1. I love it, Debby! I saw your pattern when I downloaded the emag yesterday. With its myriad of gems, Fractured Jewels will be a great home for sashing and binding "leftovers." (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com).

  2. Thanks for the heads up. I had forgotten about this magazine.


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