Christa’s Quilts – String of Pearls

String of Pearls was inspired by the bold bright colors of Lizzy House’s Pearl Bracelets line. I wanted to design a fun, modern quilt that could show off any colorful fabric line!

PDF pattern available for sale here.
Print Pattern available here.

String of PearlsString of Pearls Stats:

  • Designed, pieced and quilted by Christa Watson; designed in EQ7
  • Pieced on my Bernina 1630, quilted on my Bernina 710
  • Finished size: 64″ x 64″; completed August, 2013
  • Fabrics: Pearl Bracelets and Kona Solids; Legacy wool batting
  • Piecing thread: Aurifil 50wt cotton
  • Quilting thread: Aurifil 50wt cotton, Sew Fine 50 wt. grey polyester
  • Quilting design: SITD, FMQ, off-center mazes, swirls and pearls
  • Time to complete: 60 Hours – top (15 hours), quilting and binding (45 hours)

Honors and Awards:


Click here for the Shades of Grey pieced backing tutorial.

String of Pearls Back



5 thoughts on “Christa’s Quilts – String of Pearls

  1. Mary Roth says:

    I really like this quilt and was intrigued that someone has finished making it. Is there a pattern available to purchase to make it?

  2. janet keefe says:

    I am a beginner, just finished the top of sting of pearls quilt. I bit of a challenge for me, the directions were great. Now, will be trying your suggested backing. Thank you

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