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Saturday, March 29, 2014

FMQ, Using the Bernina Quilting Frame,

I made this a little while ago.
 Its a beautiful design by Sherry Rogers-Harrison  I bought from Digi-Tech Designs  You can find this design here.


I still need to get it painted...Another UFO

In the meantime I have been working at getting to know my Bernina Quilt Frame a little better
I spent about 12 hours yesterday - with many breaks in between... trying to get a different leder system going...BUT have gone back to the original instructions...
as you do!


Got this up at about midnight... Lots of trials and tribulations
BUT lots of learning.
I was trying to get leaders and side leaders made as per Sharon Schamber... and watched her video on YouTube such a lot ( There are 3 videos on this  ) .. but it didn't work..so far!
I have abandoned that for the present!


I joined two bits of fabric for the quilt top..not well as you can probably see, attempted to get the batting and the top sewn on along the top of the backing... that in itself was difficult... 
I am still trying to work out how I can get the machine lower to see if I can actually sit at it...in the meantime the kitchen stool is working some...but not good on neck and back.
I will either need to increase the height to stand, or decrease it to sit!
A least I have managed to get ti all on the frame...and actually understand how the leders and the loiading works!


So - My second time on the Frame...and by 1.00am I had this much done...using the BSR which I NEVER use and am most uncomfortable with...however I couldn't manage the foot pedal as the connection to the machine kept disconecting as the cord was not long enough... or the box on the floor not big enough or high enough :(



I also tried putting the table top of the 820 on the machine...
which seemed OK for now...
I still need the table top to be more level as in the middle of the 'piece' the machine keeps moving forward on its own...not good if the BSR is on!

So there you have it...quite a saga.. and ready for lots of practise sewing.

However I now have to do a major clean up in my studio.. and get some more pieces cut out for my Double Wedding ring quilt. Not to mention all the other UFO's and some binding on a certain quilt.

It was quite early in the morning by the time I finally got to bed!

5 comments:

Jacqueline Bahí said...

Tómatelo con calma, seguro que encontrarás la manera de que todo funcione como tu quieres.

Raewyn said...

I'm sure that with a little practiseand some more patience you can get it configured right... maybe the sellers can visit again, after all they will want a happy customer? Nice to see you, hugs :-)

Jenny Lyon said...

What perseverance! Lovely piece at the top.

jansmusingagain said...

Joan you will crack it, Rome wasn't built in a day. Stick with it, a little practice each day and you will soon have it sussed. I envy you sooooo much.

Leeanne said...

Wow you get the award for sticking at it! I would have thrown it out the window by now! LOL!
I'm sure you will get there.