Friday, April 24, 2009
ONE GINGER JAR QUILT FINISHED
If you remember when I showed you this quilt before it was quilted, how it waved alot. I thought about it and well....if you look at it now, very little waves if any. No, I did not use all of the wonderful advice I got, didn't want to rip out the border again (two times was enough). First, let me say that this is the first time that I have used the walking foot for my Bernina (was very nervous wasn't sure I could do it) but when seeing that Grandma Gadren quilt that is being given away and how the gal that quilted it did it on her sewing machine. Well...that got the wheels a turning (from Texas, I can say a turning), and me to thinking (I know, not good for me) and just told myself to plunge in and do it. I have never quilted in the ditch but after a while I got the hang of it. I love how it turned out. Then, to the border (long story), I decided that if I did a loose stippling and tried to bring in the fabric as I was stippling, that it just might work....and low and behold it did.
Now, I am afixin (another Texas word) to do the other Ginger jar. So excited and happy to learn a different way to quilt. My advice to any of you out there that want to stipple or use their walking foot....my advice is to just do it! No better way to learn than that. Oh...sometimes reading about how to do it is good too.
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