Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along Starts Sept 10 with BERNINA

I know many of you are excited about the Dot ‘n Dash quilt along which starts on Friday!! But you know what? I love quilt alongs so much I’m starting another one a few weeks later!! My Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along will be hosted over on the BERNINA We All Sew Blog and it will run in a similar format: 6 weeks of start to finish tutorials to make an entire quilt!

Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along

Click here to grab a quilt kit to make this quilt using Fandangle fabric.

I’m using my Fandangle fabric to make my version of the quilt shown above, and I’m offering a limited number quilt kits over at if you want to make one just like it.

All you need to make this quilt are a jelly roll (set of precut 2 1/2″ srips) and 4 yards of background fabric. The pattern for this quilt along is a free pattern I created for with Benartex to help promote the fabric line.  Of course it would look fabulous in any fabrics you choose!

Beaded Lanterns by Christa Watson

Click here to get the free PDF pattern to make Beaded Lanterns.

Now I don’t want to stress you out with the idea of two quilt alongs overlapping for a few weeks at the same time. Both will be available indefinitely so you can do them at any time!

The hashtag for this quilt along on instagram is #beadedlanternsqal so be sure to share your progress so I can see how you are doing. When the QAL launches over on the BERNINA blog, you’ll be able to share over there, too, on their community site.

I can’t wait – it’s going to be fun!! And really, my quilt alongs are just an excuse for me to play with my new Fandangle fabric as much as possibile, LOL!!

Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along

Click here for full quilt along details on the BERNINA blog – we all sew.

7 thoughts on “Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along Starts Sept 10 with BERNINA

  1. Caroline Olague says:

    Christa, would very much like to do the Beaded Lantern Quilt. Will the tutorial be on the web after the quilt along? I am finishing up 3 other quilts. One more waiting in the wings 🙃. I like your work very much. So happy that you share. Caroline Olague 🙋🏻

    • Christa says:

      Yes! The tutorials will stay up indefinitely over on the BERNINA blog. Head over there and sign up to get notices each time they publish a post and you won’t miss a thing 🙂

      Christa Watson Instagram @christaquilts website/blog: Click here to join my facebook group: Quilt with Christa

      On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 8:41 AM, Christa Quilts wrote:


  2. Mary Cardon says:

    Love this pattern! I have been looking for a pattern to make a king quilt. Would it be easy to increase the size to fit a king bed? Thanks!

    • Christa says:

      Yes, super easy. Just make more blocks until it’s a big as you want. 1 jelly roll strip will be enough fabric for 2 more lantern blocks and 2 square blocks.

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