The Beads Quilt was inspired by a favorite activity between my son Grey and I, making beaded friendship bracelets. This is a fun, modern quilt pattern for advanced beginners to intermediate quilters, or those who enjoy sewing curves.
The pattern is fat quarter and fat eighth friendly, or scrappy for a really fun look!
The Beads pattern includes coloring sheets, cutting diagrams, full color instructions and some great "how to sew" videos on sewing + trimming up the Diamond and Circle blocks. I will walk you through the process on how to sew your blocks together, so even if you are completely new to sewing curves you will learn a new skill and have fun in the process!
Scroll down for news on the upcoming sew along we are going to have for the Beads quilt - March 16th - May 4th 2022!
Blue + Green Essex Version - Fabric Information
Beads - cut from scraps and fat quarters, and placed in a random fabric layout.
Backing - Charcoal and White Hatch Flannel from Joann Fabrics
Binding - Scrappy mix of Sugar and Hole Punch Dot
For this quilt I wanted to keep it simple and clean and use a smaller width straight line since I used quite a bit of linen for the background. I kept my spacing at 1/2" inch - this is my go to width for most quilts, and looks amazing on mostly linen quilts, after washing and drying it gives the BEST crinkle look!
The Beads Quilt Sew Along will take place over eight weeks March 16th - May 4th 2022. We will meet up every Wednesday on the blog - and also receive a weekly newsletter to your inbox Wednesday mornings for a quick update. Sign up here for the weekly newsletter - it will have a link to that weeks blog post, giveaway info and tips for the quilt.
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