Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christmas Top is Quilted!

WhooHoo!  It's quilted!  Got it done and off the frame in 3 days...just before we left town for a few days.  Snapped a couple pics as the quilting progressed.  Now we're back home and I need to bind it. 

On the frame

Closeup of quilting
I used a solid red 50wt quilting cotton in needle and thread from Connecting Threads - Cotton Essentials, Cherry.  I think it shows up nicely.   Bailey 15 liked this thread.  I was worried I might have breaks.  I actually had only 2 breaks and that was before I changed the foot to one that would better glide over the heavy seams that all connected in one place.  It's linty thread and I cleaned and oiled after every bobbin, which slowed me down a little, but it was great thread to work with.

Looking forward to having this quilt finally displayed in the house this Christmas!!

Keep on Stitchin'!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Christmas Quilt Top

Remember that Christmas Star Strip Quilt that I started a couple years ago?  All I had to do was add the final border using 5" samplers.  Well, I finally got that border on!  I just might have this quilt finished to use this year! LOL
Christmas Star Strip
I searched through my pantos and found a tree and star that I'll use.  This will be a great quilt to do for the first time using the new Bernina frame!  I have the panto printed and ready to glue together. Hmmm...wonder if I can get this loaded and done in the next few days.  No promises!! haha

Keep on Stitchin'!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bernina Frame is up!

After waiting for new windows to be installed in our home, several days to clean up the residue from the window installation, repainting the area that the frame will reside and adjoining area, we have finally put together the Bernina frame and it is settling into it's new home!!!!

Frame back view

Frame front view
It's larger than the Start Right frame and so much sturdier!  This frame fills the whole room from end to end and I literally have to go around the post to get from one side to another!  I've only played with it a bit on a test fabric, but soon I'll load a quilt.  Hubby redid the switches on Bailey15 for me and now they are set up exactly as I wanted!  I have speed control on all 3 switches. Whup! Whup!! 

Good news...I've sold the Start Right frame to a new quilter who plans to use her domestic machine on the frame.  So happy for her and her new journey.

So looking forward to quilting on my new frame..........

Keep on Stitchin'!!