Welcome to week 1 of the Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along! I’；m Christa Watson， an author， fabric designer and BERNINA ambassador， and I’；m excited to cheer you on over the next 7 weeks as we make a complete quilt from start to finish.
I’；m excited to be making my free Beaded Lanterns Quilt pattern that beautifully showcases my my second fabric linechristmas gifts for dad， Fandangle， available from Benartex Contempo Studio. It’；s currently available and in shops now if you’；d like to follow along and make the same version as me. But of course， you can work with any fabrics you like， and this pattern is perfect for scrap busting! As long as you select a contrasting fabric to go along with your colorfu； prints， you’；ll have success no matter which fabrics you choose.decorative pillow shams
This week I’；ll share the list of materials you need to make the quilt along with the complete schedule for you to follow along. This quilt is super fun to make either by yourself or with a group –； the more the merrier! So grab your favorite 2 1/2″； pre-cut strips (jelly roll， strip-pie， pinwheell， roll-up， or whatever they are called) and let’；s get going. I’；ll be working with one Strip-Pie of Fandangle， plus the coordinating light gray Confetti Crosshatch print.
Note： fabrics are based on 42″； wide fabric with at least 40″； of usable length.
Click here for a list of shops that have purchased Fandangle from Benartex. More are being added daily!
Be sure to share your progress as you make this quilt. You can share pics on the We All Sew community site and on social media with the hashtags #beadedlanternsqal and #berninausa. Tag me @christaquilts so I can see your progress and cheer you on. Please post any questions or comments you have and I’；ll be glad to answer as soon as I can.
So gather your supplies and we’；ll dive into cutting next week. See ya then!
Hello there WeAllSew readers! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I am proud to be one of BERNINA’s Brand Ambassadors. I also am a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and have run a sewing blog called the Polka Dot Chair for the past 8 years. This year, I not only had the privilege of attending the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, but also to be a first time exhibitor at the market. I had a booth introducing my new sewing patterns and showcasing my Wonderland fabric line with Riley Blake Designs.
Our DIY Pocket Bib is a really popular Prudent Baby tutorial, so I though it was time to share another kind of bib pattern. This one is reversible and has a cute little tie instead of velcro, which is nice because velcro irritates some babies and also because the baby won’t outgrow it as quickly. I also think the ties are kind of sweet. Also, you could just size this up a bit and have a cute apron!Get the full Free Baby Bib Pattern after the jump!Free Baby Bib Pattern