Monday, February 16, 2009
Oriental Tiles Quilting
I am being a good quilter and finishing up before I begin another top. well, I am working on quilting a top, but I don't know if I am going to be able to hold out until the quilting is done. This is the oriental tiles top I finished probably almost 2 years ago now--it is a wedding gift for my niece and I think she has been married about 5 years now! I bought the fabric in Paradise California when I was there 3 years ago (I think). It was a kit. I had to supply the color for the diamonds in the middle of each block, and the black--as well as the backing. I am just stippling in the colored parts of each block. I had a heck of a time trying to figure out what I wanted to quilt. I decided to stipple the border and that looked OK, then, since I am using a variegated purple I'm not quilting in the black areas.
I would have had more done, but I had to drive to pick up my husband. He was on a ski trip in Leadville, and more than half of the group got sick with gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and 4 ended up in the hospital because of dehydration. Of course, he was one of them--so I spent about 5 hours going there and coming back--that's why I'm not done. (At least that's my excuse for the day.) Really I don't feel like I do a very good job quilting, so I try to avoid it.
Does anyone have a Bernina? If you do, do you use the #57 foot (the 1/4" foot with the guide)? I was looking at it, but I'm not sure it is worth $45. I'd appreciate it if you do use it if you'd let me know.