Part three of quilting the Sugaridoo Bernina QAL quilt with rulers. Today we’ll quilt the final four rows in the quilt.
And! Today the winners of the BERNINA 570QE and the ruler kits will be announced. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see who won!
Quilting this quilt really sparked my enthusiasm for quilting a large quilt! I love how you can see quilting improve with every row. Even within a row. The final stitches of a row felt much easier and less forced than the first stitches. So, practicing really makes progress!
Here’s the video where you can see me quilting each of the four designs.
Row #1 – On Point
I am a little bit in love with the texture of small circles on a quilt. So for this row I wanted to try that again. I’ve quilted with one of the Echo Quilt Clips around the triangular shapes.
Row #2 – Out of the box
For this row I followed the diagonal lines within the box. In the video you can see how I first quilted the outside shape and then quilted some lines within.
The lines on the right side in the picture below are a little bit too close together for my liking. The lines on the left are more what I had in mind. So in the rest of the row I’m going to keep that distance between the quilted lines.
With the row Cross Stitch I used the circle ruler again. This Echo Clip is a little bit bigger that the one I used on row #1. I used the circle to quilt half circles around the shape of the cross.
This created a kind of scalloped square around the cross. The result wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be. But I like it enough. I did go back in and quilt in the ditch around the cross to have some extra quilted lines.
Row #4 – This way
For this row I wanted to alternate some free motion quilting patterns in between the arrow shapes. First I stitched in the ditch around the arrows and then did some free motion quilting.
Already with the second try of the loops (the loops below and on the left in the picture above) I got the hang of it a little bit. Both versions of the loops look fine think, but the loops on the left feel a little bit more put together.
With the loops on the right I made loops to the left and loops to the right. Where with the loops on the left I made the loops all go in the same direction. Check out the video to see this in more detail.
Just going for it, trying out an idea and the seeing it improve while you’re quilting is so much fun!
Letting go that it has to be perfect the first time you try it is the most difficult part of quilting i think.
And now the winners!
We have come to the end of the Sugaridoo Bernina quilt along. It has been such an amazing adventure. Thank you all for joining and quilting along! Now it is time to announce who won one of the Bernina 570QE’s and who won a ruler kit.
I’m sooo excitied and happy for the lucky six quilters below!
The winners of the BERNINA 570QE are:
Pinar Pir Söderlund
The winners of the Ruler kits are:
Huge congratulations to all of you! The winners will be contacted today by BERNINA.
Thank you all for participating in the quilt along. A whole year of quilting together was just wonderful. Thank you for all your support, for helping each other and cheering each other on along the way.
Big hug to all of you!