Friday, August 24, 2012

Mother's Love Quilt Finished! [TGIFF]

Mother's Love Tag
** UPDATE: I didn't do anything to Photos...Flickr/Blogger are Plotting Against Me!**
So, ahem, have you ever had a good old laugh out loud at yourself and then found your children (or anyone really) looking at you as if you've gone completely mad?  Yeah, I had one of those moments this week.  You see apparently - in an effort to scrounge money - I purchased a generic walking foot for my beloved Bernina.  And, I hated it, I just couldn't understand what the big deal was about the whole walking foot thing because it just didn't do jack for me.  Now this had sat in my sewing kit forever just being disliked by me without a further thought I moved on to other presser foots and shrugged it off.

Until, randomly, I decided this week that I wanted to do a machine sewn binding.  Which eventually led me to YouTube, which led me to videos of Bernina's authentic walking foot, which made me realize...

THE GENERIC WALKING FOOT I OWNED WAS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY!

Clearing throat.

Yeah...so I ordered an "authentic" one and man I swear that puppy is never coming off my machine ever...  Hahahahahaaahahahaaaa (<-- diabolical laugh)  I was literally giggling with delight when it started doing its thing and pushing all the fabric evenly through and making me feel like tip toeing through the tulips...

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Sorry I am getting a bit carried away.  But, I did warn you above, the girls were looking at me like I had gone mad.

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I totally get why machine binding is way way way easier now.  I could never get it to not look crinkled, pulled, and all sorts of wonky before.  Ha, duh!  It is a breeze now with the nifty little guide my authentic walking foot has.  ;)  Ridiculous.

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Right right right...onto the finish...


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Seaweed FMQ

Mother's Love
Mother's Love Stats
- Size: 41" x 43"
- Fabric: Amy Butler Midwest Modern I Fuschia
- Piecing Pattern: none, simple straight yardage 
- Backing: Bright Pink Kona
- Quilting: FMQ "seaweed" by rebecca lynne
- Binding: Machine sewn; Bright Pink Kona fabric

To see the progression of this quilt check out previous posts HERE.

Linking to TGIFF.  Check it.


- rebecca lynne

8 comments:

Erin said...

ARGH I can't see the pics! NOOOOOOOOO!

Patti said...

I did the same thing with my previous machine. Now, with my Janome, the even feed foot is the best thing about it! Can't see the photos either, but already saw them on Flickr, and they are so gorgeous!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! I love the quilting...and the simple 'two pieces of beautiful fabric' aesthetic!

Rebecca Lynne said...

I know! What gives Flickr??? Geesh! And I'm at work so I can't fix it. Grrrr...

Snoodles said...

I've had the same experience, and love how my "real" Brother walking foot performs for my quilting! I'm headed over to Flickr to see the loveliness! :)

Cherie said...

Well the foot looks like a great purchase. Shame the pictures of the quilt wont show up.
Could you add me on flickr? Cheraldine73 =D

Laura said...

The foot looks great! Are you sure you had a finish?!!! thanks for linking up with tgiff :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Awesome binding tip. I had never thought to use my walking foot!! Thank you for linking up to TGIFF - you have given me an ah-ha moment!!