I’ve had this quilt finished for a while now, but couldn’t post about it until I delivered it to the new baby and her family. Didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This was the first time I’ve used a purchased design with Quiltmotion and the Bernina Quilt Frame. It was successful. I was a bit nervous, but I purchased three designs that weren’t too expensive if it didn’t work out. Now I have the confidence they do work and can increase my library of designs. There were a few snags along the way, but all in all it was a pretty good experience (or that’s what I remember from almost a month ago). It might be like childbirth…you’d never quilt another quilt if you remembered all the pain! I really have to be careful when setting my safe area. I got the machine foot caught yet again and ripped a seam. This time, I used steam a seam to try and fix the tear. Then when I took the quilt off the frame, I did some tack down quilting. I could tell where it was, but I’m not pointing it out.
Here’s the finished quilt.
The design was a continuous line design with a large and a small flower. I quilted with Superior King Tut on the top and Superior Masterpiece in the bobbin. This seems to be a good thread combination. I bought some new variegated thread at a recent quilt demonstration and am anxious to try it out on the frame. Here are a couple close ups of the quilting design. I did free motion for the borders. I’ve found that to be easier, then trying to quilt on the frame right out to the edges of the quilt. I’ve been experimenting with new free-motion designs.
I want to get my chocolate quilt on the frame next and get that one finished. I found a continuous line design of candies that I think will make a great design for this quilt.
Only two weeks until my daughter graduates from high school, so I’ll probably be silent for a bit. I’ve been working on a lot of new projects though, some cute in the hoop wristlet cell phone bags, a new handbag, an apron for a graduation gift, more knitted ruffle scarves and a challenge quilt for my guild plus two more Bright Stars quilts. I need to plan my next new project. I’m on a quest to sew up the many, many handbag and tote bag kits I’ve bought at various quilt shows. I’ll call it my “bag of the month” project.
Until next time, happy sewing & quilting,