My only niece turned Sweet Sixteen back in October. She has a beach theme to her room, so I wanted to make her a special wall hanging quilt to celebrate the milestone birthday. I had my brother photograph her wall color and a few accent pieces in her room so I could make sure the quilt fit the decor. I found a design pack of machine embroidery applique designs with a beach and seashell theme. Unfortunately, I forgot the company name I got the designs from…they are buried somewhere here in my sewing room/home office. There were five designs, so I alternated them with seashell fabric blocks. Here’s the finished quilt.
It was a lot of fun sewing this quilt and I hope she gets enjoyment out of it for many years. I did ditch quilting around the blocks and free motion in the sashing and border with a coordinating thread. Here’s a block close up of the quilt.
I really, really want to get a quilt on the Bernina quilt frame, and that will be my next task once my 830 gets home from its annual cleaning and service. I am getting a huge pile of quilt tops that are awaiting the frame. I really need to get busy.
My Bernina dealer mentioned to me there will be an upgrade to the Quilt Motion software coming out soon. Unfortunately she didn’t have a lot of information, but I will share that when I hear. I believe there is a training session for the dealers in April. Can’t wait to see what they come out with. I would love, love to be able to take embroidery designs from the Bernina software and export them to Quilt Motion to use as designs for quilts.
I hope to share with you my newest venture. I took an on-line t-shirt quilt class from Quilt University. If you have never taken one of their on-line classes, they are very informative and a lot of fun. You get to go at your own pace and post photos to a class gallery and have an on-line discussion/chat with the instructor and other class attendees. I highly recommend it. They have classes of all types and skill levels. My t-shirt quilt turned out very nicely and, it is so large I could only finish it on the quilt frame.
Until next time…happy sewing & quilting!