Thursday, December 22, 2016

First Quilt on My New Bernina

The first project made on my new Bernina 765B is done:

Stella's Splendid Doll Quilt, 22" x 29".  Top made yesterday, finished today, machine quilting done on the Bernina Q20 sit-down longarm, and binding made and attached by machine on the 765B.

Stella recently got a doll bed and my first thought was "that doll bed needs a quilt" so I used fabrics from Stella's Splendid Sampler and here it is.  Stella's big girl bed quilt won't be done for at least six months but when it is, she'll have a quilt for her bed that matches her doll bed quilt.

There is always a learning curve when using a new machine, even though I've driven a Bernina since 1987.  I think I've got my beloved 1/4" seam allowance figured out.  The machine binding was a breeze, even without the walking foot which isn't in yet.  This machine has dual feed capabilities so I used that.  All I have to do is hand stitch the four corners, and stitch the sleeve down on the back.

That wraps up all my Christmas projects/shopping so now I can start wrapping gifts. We are so excited to have our kids coming for Christmas.

By the way, there was a good response to the small group who want to work on the   Halo Medallion Block of the Month.  We have room for about 5 more and I expect we'll get those as word gets around and life settles down for most after the holidays.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday, however you spend it.  Be safe and happy!

Let's Quilt!



  1. WON, Barbara lovely so the colors. Congratulations on your new Bernina, I love mine it makes sewing the automatic threader. YourYours is newer than mine as my machine is 4 years old not...but still new to me.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  2. Fun doll quilt! I'm glad you had such a great experience on your first project with your new machine!!

  3. That is going to be one stylish doll bed--and a happy little girl!
    Merry Christmas to you, Barbara!

  4. What a fun little quilt! And a great project to try your new machine on.