The Making of Bling Quilt Part 4 of 4 – Machine Quilting

I’m back to share the final step of making my Bling quilts that I starting telling you about last month. Check out the links below to catch up on the previous posts.Bling Quilts with Geo Pop

Whenever I make the same quilt twice, I like to show different fabric combos and machine quilting ideas. I quilted both versions of Bling using a walking foot but with two very different designs. I always make a quilting plan so I know what I’m doing before I get there.

Here are two suggested quilting plans that I included in the Bling Pattern:

Random Crosshatch quilting

Random Crosshatch Quilting

Wavy Grid Quilting

Wavy Gird Quilting

Both techniques are basically the same: you quilt a series of lines across the quilt in both directions, starting with widely spaced lines, and then filling in the gaps with more lines until you like how dense the quilting is. The only difference is that the first version uses straight lines, and the second version uses wavy lines.

Here’s a short video I’ve put together with two 30 second snippets of me quilting each quilt, using the dual feed on my BERNINA, which works just like a walking foot.

These are super simple, fast and fun designs to quilt and are my go-to’s when I’m in a hurry!

Here are two other helpful tutorials in order for you to make a complete quilt. I use these same methods, no matter which quilt I’m making:

And here are the finished quilts! I have quilt kits available for both versions if you’d like to make them just like this. Because they have a scrappy look, no two quilts will be the same!

Bling Quilt - Geo Pop Fabric by Christa WatsonBling Quilt with Geo Pop fabric by Christa Watson

Sharing is Caring

Remember – I love to see you work and I know others do, too! So share pics of your progress on instagram with the hasthtag #blingquilt and be sure to tag me @christaquilts. You can also post pics, ask questions, and get any type of quilting advice over in my ChristaQuilts Facebook group. I love virtual show ‘n tell, don’t you??

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