Welcome back! I’m BERNINA Expert and Amanda Murphy and I hope you all are excited for Month 2 of the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt Quilt-Along! I hope you have been excited to gather the materials and get started.
This month we’ll keep things simple and piece the remaining half of the feature blocks. You can find the instructions for those blocks here.
Blocks, J, L, and M are pretty straight forward, with simple straight seams.
You might find it helpful to reference my video on making half-square triangles which making Block G…
And my video about making Flying Geese for blocks I and K…
Block H is typically referred to as an Economy Block. I made a special video for you for this one.
For those of you who are incorporating embroidery, how are your Cornerstones coming? If you missed the post where I show you how I embroidered these with gold thread and also gave you other options, you can find it here. We’ll be piecing the Cornerstone blocks in November, so try to finish those embroideries before the end of this month.
We will also be working on the border embroideries in November. For those who might be working ahead, please note that the centerpoint of these motifs are 3-1/2’’ away (rather than 4-1/2’’) from the edges of the triangles. The placement lines are correct so if you simply lay the edges of the triangle over the placement lines as shown in the photo below you will be fine. Of course, we’ll be posting the free file plus videos showing the whole process on November 7th.
For those of you who have written me regarding the availability of kits for the other quilts in the Jubilee line, please know that, due to popular demand, Benartex is making these kits available to shops. (Benartex does not ship direct to consumer so you must ask your local shop to order.) These should be shipping in October for dealers who ordered at BU and December for other orders. Shops can contact their Benartex rep for more information.
That is it! I’ll be back in on November 7th to get you started on the next part of the Quilt-Along and later in the month to do some more embroidery. I hope to sneak in some Quilts Market peeks – I have lots to sew before then!
Happy quilting and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BERNINA!