Beads Quilt / Darlings 2 Version

Beads Quilt / Darlings 2 Version

Hi friends!

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.

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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!

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Darlings 2 fabric information

Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com

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:

Background - Moda Bella Solid in Fig Tree Cream

Backing - Darlings Berry Rollerskates

Binding - Sugar Berry by Ruby Star

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Quilting Details

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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

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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. 

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Darlings 2 Quilt Images

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I wanted to capture some images of the finished quilt in areas of the house it would be used - in the living room on the couch, hanging up on my quilt ladder and on a bed. This is the throw sized quilt, but it works well draped across my full size guest bed.
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Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com

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Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com
Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version Modernhandcraft.com

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Happy Sewing, 

Nicole

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Beads Quilt Darlings 2 Version modernhandcraft.com

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