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.
- Click here for Part 1 of Bling – choosing fabrics.
- Click here for Part 2 of Bling – cutting fabrics.
- Click here for Part 3 of Bling – quilt top assembly.
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
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!
- Click here to get the Bling quilt kit in black or white.
- Click here to get the Bling quilt pattern – paper version.
- Click here to download the Bling quilt pattern – digital version.
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??