|Bernina 730 Record (aka Big Old Bernie)|
I think I've mentioned this before, but I do indeed like to fiddle "under the hood" so to speak, and one of the big bonuses about mechanical machines is that they actually encourage you to do that!
|Red dots indicate where to add oil|
|lots of gears and moving parts to admire|
Below is my pictorial progress through the pattern.
I switched to the Darning foot as I had read this was suitable for "free motion quilting" which as the whole reason for trying this project. I've never done "free form" before and if I screwed up I didn't want it to be a "devastating" blow - after all I'd rather screw up a tote than a whole quilt.
|Excess fabric sandwich rolled into throat of machine|
|Freeform quilting on the bottom of sandwich|
|Free form quilting on the top|
|Outside view with custom binding by moi|
|"Ladies who Lunch" wine tote by sheepless|
So overall I'm in love with "Big Old Bernie" (Sally be very afraid) and I really liked the "freeform quilting" technique. Happy with my tote too!