Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

Abigail’s Quilt Finished


Now that it is the new year, it is time that I finish some projects that I have started.  I decided to finish Abigail’s Quilt first.  I was finally able to finish free motion quilting the border with the butterfly motif.  Free motion quilting with the Bernina Stitch Regulator is fun to use, but I have learned that it is not as easy as it looks.  It does take a lot of practice.  I am excited to begin another project where I can practice more.





I have just finished Abigail’s Quilt.  I took a couple of days to try and decide how to finish the binding.  I think originally I was going to piece a scrappy binding together with all the left over scraps, but I did manage to leave enough extra backing fabric on all edges to do a fold over binding.  This is how my Great Grandmother used to do a lot of her bindings.  Since my new Bernina 770 Machine has decorative stitches, I decided to use one of its versions of a blanket stitch.




I really like how this has come together.  The machine does a great job.  I did think about hand stitching the binding down, but I got lazy and decided that I just want this done so that I can begin another project.  Not to mention that I really wanted another excuse to use my sewing machine.