I am so excited to share with you today my finished Beads quilt from the Beads Sew Along! We worked on the Beads quilt pattern for eight weeks starting at the end of March and it's so fun to see all of the finished quilts popping up.
If you missed the Beads Sew Along or are interested in participating at your own pace - you can find all of the sew along info here.
Get a copy of the Beads PDF Pattern
or Printed Pattern.
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 beginner 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!
Darlings 2 fabric information
I had such a fun time working on this quilt during the sew along! Planning what fabrics to use was one of the best parts. Fabrics I chose for this particular quilt are from one of Ruby Star Society's newest lines Darlings 2. I chose the peach / pink / magenta shades and kept them in an ombre order for the flow of the quilt.
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Beads - Darlings 2 fabrics are listed below:
- Darlings Buttercream Rollerskates
- Darlings Rose Nanners
- Darlings Berry Rollerskates
- Darlings Flamingo Permanent Wave
- Darlings Peach Fizz Snow Leopard
- Darlings Peach Blossom
- Darlings Peach Fizz Mushrooms
- Darlings Warm Red Florametry
- Darlings Berry Mystery Food
Background - Moda Bella Solid in Fig Tree Cream
Backing - Darlings Berry Rollerskates
Binding - Sugar Berry by Ruby Star
My friend Heather Alexander of HAndmade Longarm quilting quilted my finished quilt for me and I just LOVE how it turned out. I sent Heather the quilt top and backing and took her advice on going with a lighter pink thread and offered me so many different patterns to choose from.
We decided that the design " A new day daisy " was perfect, matching the floral patterns in some of the fabrics.
The texture is just so great and I am so pleased with the quilting and how fast she was able to finish it up!
Heather is offering 20% off quilting services for the Beads quilt thru August 31st, 2022 - so if you have a quilt ready to go send it her way!
You can find Heathers website - Handmade Longarm quilting here.
Doesn't the pink thread just look so lovely! I usually go towards white but love the idea of adding a bit of fun with a colored thread.
Darlings 2 Quilt Images
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