It’s a quilt top!

I sewed the 12 big blocks together last night and have a great backing picked out.
A reader requested that comments include your location – good idea. Loved reading about Bernina love from my last post. More sorting this afternoon – don’t forget to save the dates June 4-5-6 for our sale!

24 thoughts on “It’s a quilt top!

  1. Penny C

    What size are the squares in your big blocks? Would love to make this, have tons of scraps.

  2. Brenda A in sunny AZ

    What a fun quilt top. Will have to make one just like it.
    P.S. I added my location to my name and I’m waiting for it to warm up here, but will work on an I Spy quilt today.

  3. marie

    What’s this pattern name? Do you have it? Finished quilt size? BTW—-I LOVE my Bernina. I have 2, with the newest being a 440 and love it.

  4. Launa

    Morning Mary,
    Outstanding setting and fabric combinations make this quilt just “sparkle”.
    Hide and seek fog is here again this morning. I noticed blue sky in your quilt picture!
    I’ve never heard a discouraging comment about a Bernina.

  5. Bernadette Jackson

    Can anyone speak to what it is about the Bernina’s you like. I have an old Singer portable that is getting the job done with my quilt piecing, but am I missing out by not having a Bernina? Love the pattern in this pic and the bright colors. Mary, did you use scraps and is this block your creation? I recently ordered your book, The Blue and the Gray”. It should come in today’s mail. Can’t wait.
    Looking for a long arm quilter in Tucson to finish my first-ever full sized quilt – done in a lattice block pattern. Very happy with result.
    Tucson, AZ

  6. Holly

    Wow, I love it! It looks so bright and fresh. Like Diane, I would also like the block size. What a fun project with scraps! I’m not sure how you made the fabrics stand out as a background zigzag and a foreground tessellated 3/4 square because the values look about the same, but the look is really cool.

    I have a Bernina 153 and though newer models have more bells and whistles, I probably wouldn’t use them and I’m really happy with my machine. I machine quilt king-size quilts on it and handling all that bulk isn’t easy, but my Bernina just keeps on sewing.

    Owatonna, MN

  7. Cheryl

    Hi Mary:
    Love this quilt top. The colors are so cheerful. I’ve been ready along, but haven’t posted a comment. Prayers offered up to the family of the older couple caught in the blizzard.

    My Bernina 1090 Quilters Edition will out live me! Has never given me any trouble. Purchased back in the 90″s, and going strong. I love it! That said, I can no longer haul it to class sooooooo, Santa surprised me with a Janome Jem Platinum 760. It only weighs 12 lbs! So far so good, as I am taking a class right now. Such a breeze to carry. I’m not a fan of the seam guide that is attached to the 1/4 seam foot. Checked the web: Quilters either love that foot or hate it! My dear hubby snapped the guide off! Much better!
    Cheryl, from sunny Southern California

  8. Betty Klosterman

    It’s a split 9 patch. I just love scrappy quilts. My very thrifty German grandmother spoiled me for life. I just can’t throw anything “good” away!! So I cut all the scraps into 2 1/2″ squares, strips and whatever I can get out of the fabric. Then the remainder goes into the bag to fill dog and cat beds for the local animal shelter. Belonging to our Project Warmth group, we make quilts for charity and give about 300 or them out every year. Our quilts don’t look like charity quilts, either. In the meantime, I’m having a ball using scraps and whatever I have the urge to use.

  9. Diane

    HI–Love that quilt top, Mary. It does say Spring on it:)
    Cold here in Central Ohio, but we’re still celebrating the Buckeyes to stay warm:)
    Bernina–they are sturdy, hard working machines. I have my 2 cleaned once a year and keep them clean the rest of the time. I have used many of the fun stitches in a variety of ways—to put back together my daughter’s baby quilt I made, to add some pizzaz to something, and I use the little alphabets to put my name on quilts or Love Nana on them as well as a label. One woman told me she did not buy a Pfaff because when she sat down in the store to use it, she had no idea how. The Bernina is like all machines and easy to use.

  10. Lisa

    I love that scrappy quilt! Beautiful! I’m currently working on a very scrappy queen size top, one of my own design, I’m calling it “Farewell to Buggy Barn”. I bought all the fabric I’m using at the going out of business sale last Fall of the Buggy Barn, which was located in Reardan, WA. So sorry to see them go, then you retired!
    BTW, I’ve been sewing on Berninas since I was in college in the mid-70’s! Love them. I still have the original 830 from then, I have had the new model 830 for several years now doing sewing, quilting and machine embroidery. I had one other Bernina machine in between, the 180. I also am on my 2nd Bernina serger. I won a Viking TOL sewing machine in a quilt shop hop a few years ago, it’s a nice machine, but can’t hold a candle to a Bernina. It has all plastic parts, even the feet. It was their TOL quilter edition, I keep looking for the knee lift, which they don’t have…
    Enjoy all your postings, keep them up!
    Lisa in cold, foggy Eastern Washington state (forecast for more snow tonight into tomorrow)

  11. Rose Mikulski

    I love the quilt against the fence, I see quilting lines. I’ll think I’ll make one too–another Mary made me do it project. BTW, your discussion about Berninas reminded me that I have a Bernina 830 (old model) which I purchased used over 10 years ago from Jean Lohmar who taught machine quilting in our area. I never use it because I can’t find the right walking foot for this model, the newer walking foot doesn’t work. It’s a real workhorse, one day I’ll use it again.

  12. Diane Meyer

    I like the quilt top. I certainly have scraps that I could use up. I also have Bernina sewing machines, a 1031 and a 150. A judge at our county fair commented on the blanket stitching I had done. She could tell it had been done a Bernina. When I had the 1031 cleaned, I was told not to trade it in because it was one of the last makes to have a metal body and parts. I did grow up using Singer machines, but the Berninas just feel and sound like good machines. The sun is shining in a beautiful blue sky today. Spring can’t come too soon!

    Diane – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

  13. Ann Barlament

    What a fun quilt…..this could be another “leaders & enders” quilt for me!!

  14. Paula S.

    Love your scrappy quilt! I haven’t made a quilt for several years that didn’t have dozens of different fabrics in them. They go with everything. I don’t have a Bernina, but I have sewn on one. They are nice – However, I have other machines that were gifts or inherited! My favorite is my little 1947 Featherweight. She is fabulous and purrs like a kitten. Perfect for piecing quilts!

  15. Cheryl Davis

    You are not missing out by not having a Bernina! If your Singer allows you to piece well, then stay with it! I like the precise 1/4 inch quilt foot on my Bernina 1090. My machine has a needle up/needle down option, and I like being able to sew with the needle ending up in the down position. Also the stitch is straight. Might sound funny, but some machines do not sew a straight “straight stitch”! I have yet to learn to free motion quilt, but I understand that it is a breeze with my model. I also like to machine applique with my machine. I do not sew clothes, but it has all of the “bells and whistles” for apparel making. Hope my input helps.
    Cheryl from sunny Southern California

  16. Donna Ondler

    Do you have a name for the quilt you just sent today, Saturday? Book or pattern name or instructions? I love it.

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