Check out my blog post at Blog Bernina about using the BERNINA Circular Attachment #83, a versatile tool for creatives. In this post you can make a quilt as you go table center piece & embroider a lamp mat /candle mat. This is the end of my 3 part series but of course not the end of creativity with this amazing attachment!
Today on Blog Bernina ( the International blog) I am talking about making absorbent, colourful, practical felt coasters & centering fabric circle appliques & drunkards path blocks with the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment #83. It's amazing and a versatile tool for creatives. Check out the blog article here and please feel free to comment or ask questions if you have any at all!
Happy Spring & Happy Easter! Over the next 3 days I will be featuring projects using the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment #83 on Blog Bernina here. Please have a look, there will be over 6 creative projects including: circle piecing, quilting, quilt as you go, applique, embroidery & working with felt. Maybe the Easter weekend will give you some time to read along? I sure hope so. Don't be afraid to make comments or ask questions below or at the end of my blog post on blog.bernina.com
Have a great Easter weekend!🐥
Quilt #7 is Modern & Colourful !
Just showing you my customers quilt that I panto quilted with my BQ20 long arm. The pattern was stars & loops . Isn’t the quilt fresh & pretty ?
Quilt #6 for 2023 is Modern!
Just showin' & sharin' my last quilt for the month of February & #6 for 2023- A modern log cabin customer quilt. Quilted on my amazing BERNINA Q20 Long Arm with a Bauhaus panto design. Out like a lamb!
Lets hope March is good to us and is not a "LION". grrr that won't be good. Happy Tuesday!
Quilt #5 for 2023 is Colourful!
I'm working quickly on quilts these days to eradicate my backlog. The quilt below was small but mighty and packed a colourful punch. With all those colours I felt like I was working on a painters palette and therefore I very much enjoyed working on it with my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm "NINA" she performed well as usual.
Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!
Long Arm Quilting #4
Just sharing with you my #4 quilt for this year, quilted on “ NIna” my BERNINA Q20 with wildflower pantograph. Really cute block repeated with soft summery calico fabric.
A lot of the joy in quilting other peoples quilts’ is seeing their design , colour & fabric choices. It continues to surprise me . Happy Wednesday!
Custom Quilt "Mary Poppins"
I've made it kind of a rule not to do custom quilts from scratch quilts ie. design to completion. They are so labour intensive! However this next quilt I'm talking about today was a "special circumstance" quilt where I just could not say no. My customer had a Mary Poppins panel and really wanted it made for her granddaughter & felt she 1) did not understand how to convert this small panel into a twin sized quilt and 2) needed someone else to design & make it for personal reasons.
So I'll discuss my process first. I got the dimensions of the panel over the phone & found a pic of the panel online and then took the dimensions and plugged it into EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8) Quilt Design Software. The design I came up with is below. You will notice flowers in the borders in black (daisy like) these are to dress up the rather large borders. I also have an excellent quilting pattern in mind. I explained all of this to my customer and she approved of it.
Some up close pics of the quilting "Daisies Galore" & appliqued daisies is shown below. The daisies were designed & drawn out, fused with heat-n-bond and zig zag stitched with a small stitch width & length & matching thread. These daisies match the daisies on Mary's dress and create interest in the border.
It turned out that while still labour intensive, this quilt was fun to make and the colours speak to me as joyful. The quilting made the borders look almost as if they have a veil of lace daisies, the appliques & the variable binding helped to tie in the colours. I am really happy with the results and hoping my customer will be too!
Enjoy your week!
Just in Time For Valentines Day!
Figuring out a quilt design for a One Block Heart/Valentines Day here on the Bernina International Blog today. My tips and free download may just help you to figure out what quilt designs to consider for your next quilt. There's lots of great articles and tutorials all related to sewing & quilting. Some really neat stuff at www.blog.bernina.com/en
Be sure to check it out.
Happy Friday! ❤️
Learn to Free Motion Quilt
I just received a call from Creekbank Sewing that my May 16 FMQ class is fully booked! However, we are adding another April 25, 2023 10-3:00 cost is $65.00. Please call the store asap if you are interested as space is limited. 519 323 2693 The description & photos for the class is shown below. I know I designed this class and I am biased but it's a great learn to FMQ class and I put my heart and soul into making sure all participants are a lot more confident with FMQ once they have completed this class.
"Free Motion Machine Quilting Workshop (Beginner) - In Person Available. If you are fearful about free motion quilting or feel this is a weak skill and you need some tips and practise, then this is the workshop for you. In this workshop, there will be several demonstrations and an opportunity for students to practise each demo until they are feeling much more comfortable with their free motion quilting. There will also be an opportunity for students to ask questions. Students will be ready to consider using the designs from this class in their next quilting project and will be more confident to get their projects completed. "
Call the very helpful staff at Creekbank Sewing to register 519 323 2693 & don't miss this opportunity to learn an awesome quilting skill.
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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