B 750, B 780, bernina, machine quilting

B (ERNINA) not afraid

"I'm afraid of my machine" is heard every now and again. "I'm afraid I'm going to mess something up." "I'm afraid I'm going to. . . " While the possibility exists that damage can be done, it's highly unlikely that we're going to do major harm to the machine. And it's highly unlikely that we're… Continue reading B (ERNINA) not afraid

B 780, bernina, quilting, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas, Whole Cloth Challenge

Whole Cloth Challenge Update & a wee bit more

I know I say this a lot, but, I love to quilt. I am loving this whole cloth challenge. I am loving the process of creating. I like that after several hours of quilting the piece looks very, very different. I like that silk thread allows me to add teeny tiny stitching and detail work.… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge Update & a wee bit more

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10 things I love about quilting

the people they are way cool and this person Gayle Schliemann always makes me smile She has a cool bit on We All Sew this week   I just love Radiance. I love the blend of cotton and silk working together to bring best of each to the quilting party.   Notions - notions make… Continue reading 10 things I love about quilting

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One more reason to love! the BERNINA 780

I've not been shy about telling you all how much I love the B 780. So I'm stitching the other day using the 46C foot (adding that cording to the quilt I posted here)  and needed to move the needle over to the right. Usually you hear the needle moving over. Nothing. zzzzzzzzzzzzz Confused look… Continue reading One more reason to love! the BERNINA 780

B 780, fabric, machine quilting, quilting

Whole Cloth Challenge

About a year ago I had the privilege of interviewing Lisa Calle. (I have to tell you there is a cupcake place near her that I MUST go back to!)  She's a delight in person and I love spending time with her. Lisa is a brand new BERNINA Ambassador, welcome to the family! She's posting… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge

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Chocolate Swirl

Sunday was a fruitful day indeed. Let's go back to Saturday, okay let's go back a bit further. After making @play I knew I wanted to make another quilt loosely based on that design.  It's been on the inspiration wall for quite a while and this chocolate-brown Radiance in my fabric stash about that long.… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl

B 780, bernina, quilting, tutorials

BERNINA 7 Series Quilters Hints B 780

I have this gorgeous machine. Shhh don't tell anyone I said this but "Grand Slam BERNINA! Grand Slam!!"The 7 Series just knocks my socks off. Okay okay I admit it I have the B 780. Sweet! Again we quilters are rather finicky. We like what we like and frequently we know what we like. BERNINA… Continue reading BERNINA 7 Series Quilters Hints B 780

Aurifil, bernina, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching, Teri Lucas, tutorials

Sometimes

A long time friend of mine reminds us with these words, "we don't need new teaching, we need reminders". Reminders of the good and why we do it. My friend was talking about something else entirely however the principle applies to quilting. We need reminders in the quilting world too. Sometimes I forget that quilting… Continue reading Sometimes

articles, tutorials

Binding by machine with the Dual Feed feature

I much prefer attaching bindings by machine for many of my quilts. Competition quilts I do by hand (however if I thought I could do it by machine all bets would be off.) I started binding by machine when making quilted tote bags, trying to finish by hand through the quilted suede would have just… Continue reading Binding by machine with the Dual Feed feature

bernina, quilting, Teri Lucas

Making progress

Every once in a while I have a Southern Comfort Manhattan in memory of my mother-in-law. The other day was one of those days where her memory was very present in my heart. Here's to you Joy! Now back to our regularly scheduled program...QUILTING!I'm continuing to work on "I feel enormous in your Lilliputian world"… Continue reading Making progress