Save the Date: Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along Begins the week of September 10

Want to practice your piecing and quilting skills? Join BERNINA ambassador and domestic machine quilting expert Christa Watson as she walks you step-by-step through the process of making a quilt from start to finish.

Christa Watson, BERNINA Ambassador

The quilt along kicks off the week of September 10, 2018 and will feature a fun, free pattern Christa designed called Beaded Lanterns. It’s a striking quilt with a modern vibe made from precut 2 1/2″ strips. Christa will be making her version using her latest fabric line, Fandangle from Benartex Contempo Studio. Fandangle means excess embellishment or ornamentation, a tongue-in-cheek nod to the fact that Christa prefers to embellish her quilts with fabric and thread, rather than baubles and bling.

Beaded Lanterns By Christa Watson

Beaded Lanterns will look fabulous in any fabrics you choose; the key to the success of this design is the contrast between the prints and the solid or tone-on-tone background.

Beaded Lanterns Back Cover

Be sure to download the free PDF pattern (courtesy of Benartex), gather your fabrics, and meet back here in a few weeks to get started! If you’d like to share your progress on social media, use the hashtag #beadedlanternsqal. It’s going to be “sew” much fun!

Fandangle Quilt fabric by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo

If you choose to make the quilt as shown, you’ll need one Strip-pie of Fandangle fabric plus 4 yards of gray for the background. The precut strips will look fabulous with either the dark or lighter gray for the background.

Beaded Lanterns Two Grays

The Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along will run for a total of six consecutive weeks, giving everyone plenty of time to follow along and complete their quilts at their own pace. So save the date: the fun begins on Wednesday, September 12th!

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