Newby at Ruler Quillting and Free Motion Qulting


I used my Jumbo hoop to hoop 2 floral quilting patterns on opposite sides of the medallion, them re-hooped and set them the opposite direction. I wanted the half hexi border design, so I had my dealer print out the design from the longarm.  I DON’T HAVE ONE (YET)!  I scanned the design into Bernina 8.1 software and auto-digitized it.   It’s too big for the Jumbo hoop, so I had to multi-hoop.  The auto-digitizing used a triple stitch, which I really like with the gold (721) Isacord thread.  I like the way it sets off the golds in the quilt.  I started this project because it used many skills that I did not have and I knew it would stretch me to the limit to make.  I have a times felt a little frozen, as I approached yet another technique that I didn’t know.  (I sure didn’t want to ruin such a beautiful quilt.)  I have never done ruler work or Free Motion Quilting before, so this was quite a stretch.  I’m down to the point of hand stitching the binding and making the label for the back. WOW! What an amazing project.

One comment on “Newby at Ruler Quillting and Free Motion Qulting”

  • We are kindred spirits. I often attempt projects that will push me and cause me to learn. You work is beautiful. As I understand it – no automation technology. Ruler work, free motion and great focus? Kudos!

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