September 23, 2016
I just finished a sample for the store! It's a table runner from the book, "The Trendy Table" by Anka's Treasures. The pattern is "Sorbet," and I quilted it on my Bernina 230.
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I feel like this pattern is more of a "modern" quilt pattern, so I thought some straight lines would be appropriate.
After my layers are basted together (I used safety pins), I usually stabilize the quilt by stitching in-the-ditch on each side of the inner border. I use my walking foot for all of this part. Then I stitched in-the-ditch around each flower and stem. At that point, I felt like I could remove all of the pins.
The flower motifs are each done in one continuous line. First the big arcs in each petal, then the small arcs, then continue the arcs into the flower center.
Then I put on my free-motion foot and stitched pebbles (or bubbles) in some of the channels. Again, not symmetrical or exactly the same on each flower.
The Man Quilt