Saturday, December 15, 2007

machine quilting



I am a very basic machine quilter--I cannot free motion. My handwriting is awful, so I blame a neurological connection for this problem. About 2 decades ago I came up with an idea for a stitch regulator--should have patented it!
I can use the walking foot well, and have adapted its use to do some quilting styles that work for me.
This one is quilted in channels, method similar to the one a few posts ago of an advent quilt.
I use the wavy line pattern on my Bernina 1530, lengthen it to a 5, narrow it to about a 3, and quilt in channels, sometimes the width of the walking foot, sometimes another marker. Works well on primitive looking quilts.
This is one of my dragon teeth quilts, the backgrounds are all shirts.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice effect, Lynn!

Sharon

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What an effective way to quilt a quilt. I have a similar stitch on my Brother and I have used it on a few different projects. Looks great!!

Vicki W said...

I really like this quilt! it's so graphic and the wavy line quilting is perfect for it.

Michele said...

I love this quilt for Christmas! It's gorgeous - simple yet stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Darcie said...

What a fun quilt! The red triangles look like Santa hats...hiding!

The quilting is perfect!

Carol E. said...

I like that style of quilting. I used to do a similar one on my old machine. My Pfaff doesn't have a stitch quite like it. I miss the rounded effect I could get. Now I have only a zig zag with sharp turns that doesn't have this nice, soft effect.

Mary said...

I like this quilting too. My mom has a similar stitch on her Bernina that looks nice too.

Dawn said...

Lynn it is wonderful!