Diamonds Quilt-along

Hello all you quilters and BERNINA fans!

I’m BERNINA Expert Amanda Murphy and some of you have noticed that some hints recently in videos on social media that BERNINA and I have something up our sleeves for you coming this fall!

Rulerwork Quilt-along with Amanda Murphy BERNINA Q 16

Hmmmm . . . I spy a new BERNINA Q16—and myself with a lot of help in the markup department. What else is something “quilt-y” in this picture?

We do, we do, we DO have something special in store! And I had to keep it secret! But I finally get to let the “quilt-out-of-bag” so-to-speak, and introduce my Diamonds Quilt!

BERNINA Q 16 Diamonds Quilt

My Diamonds Quilt, coming this fall as a Quilt-Along here on weallsew.com

This quilt was developed to showcase the awesome features of the new BERNINA Q16. I used my Every Angle, Every Curve, and Every Circle ruler sets for the rulerwork on this quilt. But don’t worry—you can quilt along on a domestic machine as well and you’ll still learn a lot. This quilt is super-simple to piece – all the detail is in the quilting. I’m going to take you through that step-by-step in videos over the span of 4 months right here on weallsew.com.

BERNINA Q 16 Diamonds Quilt Close-up

BERNINA Q 16 Diamonds Quilt Close-up Quilting

I am SOOOOO excited to show you how to quilt this quilt. We are going to free-motion. We are going to use rulers.  There will be a ton of tips because quilting is my FAVORITE, you know? And on the BERNINA Q 16 it is EVEN BETTER!

BERNINA Q 16 Longarm Quilt-along Schedule

  • October 14, 2020—Piecing
  • November 11, 2020—Quilting Post 1
  • December 9, 2020—Quilting Post 2
  • January 13, 2021—Quilting Post 3

What do you need to do to participate

Download the materials list here.

Then go to your favorite BERNINA dealer.  If you want to quilt a quilt just like my sample you can order a Benartex kit in the Harvest color story through them, along with two coordinating Aurifil thread packs (one with three large spools and one with five small—you need both starting on the the November post).

BERNINA Q 16 Longarm Quilt-along Diamonds Collection Fabric Line

Aurifil Diamonds thread packs—your local shop can order them through Brewer Sewing

If you would prefer to do another color story of this quilt the information you need is listed in the materials list.  There may be some dealers offering kits in the other colors as well.  

Keep in mind this fabric from my new Cotton Shot and Cotton Shot Harmony Collections was just introduced through Benartex so you might have to wait a little bit to see it popping up in shops as it just started shipping this week!

Diamonds in the original Harvest color story

Diamonds in the original Harvest color story

Fabric kit: Diamonds in the original Midnight color story

Diamonds in the original Midnight color story

Fabric kit: Diamonds in the original Sunshine color story

Diamonds in the original Sunshine color story

Fabric kit: Diamonds in the original Midnight color story

Diamonds in the original Mint color story

Happy fabric gathering and hope to see you back here in October!

Amanda

11 thoughts on “Diamonds Quilt-along

  1. Amanda, could you please post what the finished size will be? I am gathering up my fabric an and would like to get my backing and batting as well. My new Q16 is here, just waiting to get it delivered and set up:) YEAH!! Super excited to be apart of this project. Looking forward to making friends along the way.

  2. I purchased the Diamonds Harvest kit. Planned to start piecing but….no pattern in the kit🙃🙃.
    Must we wait till October 14 when the class series starts to get the pattern?? Do we need to purchase the pattern??
    FYI finished size: 56.5 x 85.5.

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