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.

15 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Before the longarm....never without my walking foot for straight line stitching. My Pfaff has a built in foot that is the same thing. I EVEN USE IT for piecing....it keeps the pieces from shifting and is wonderful! The Ginger Jars turned out lovely..reminds me of time spent in The PI.

Mary L. said...

Can't imagine not using a walking foot for straight line quilting. Glad you discovered it's merits and that your quilt turned out so well. Good job!

Needled Mom said...

I love this quilt! It looks so pretty in the fabrics that you have used and I'm so glad it turned out so well.

I can't begin to imagine straight line sewing without the walking foot. I learned years ago in clothing construction the difference between upper and lower fabric feeds using the feed dog only. It's an incredible difference.

karenfae said...

pretty quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Yvette said...

I think it turned out great. There is nothing better than the walking foot.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Yay, it looks great I have never used my walking fott for stippling, I will need to try that!

Fiesta said...

Barb it is so adorable. You did a beautiful job.

quiltsbylee said...

Great job Barb. I want a walking foot for my old Singer and just have not taken the time to order it. I will now. If one Texan can be brave this one can too...lol

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

It looks wonderful Barb. I love my walking foot, It's built in so I use it for all sewing.

Sara said...

I really like that ginger jar quilt. I have a lot of fabrics that would look wonderful in one of those - and I think a Christmas present is being thought about.

Where did you get the pattern?

Pat said...

I'd like to know, also, where you got the pattern. The quilt is WONDERFUL, Barb. I've used the walking foot for straight-line stitching but not for stippling....how do you get the fabric to turn easily when stippling and using that foot with the feed dogs in their up position? I'd love to try it, but would want to know any tips or advice you might have.

RachelJane said...

Beautiful! It turned out really nice, Barb. I love the colours. I'm glad you overcame your fear and just jumped in!

Shari said...

Great advice - just do it! Love the ginger jar quilt...

Catherine said...

I love that ginger jar quilt! I've never had any success at free motion quilting so any hints you can give on stippling with the walking foot would be much appreciated!

Donna said...

I love your quilt! It's such a pretty pattern, and you did a fine job!