|Dr. Evil explains the "Laser" Technology of the Bernina Stitch Regulator|
|Bernina Stitch Regulator, courtesy Bernina USA|
Well, when all else fails, there's always education, right? I've signed up for a machine quilting class at a quilt shop in Concord next month. Drastic times call for drastic measures! All of my quilting books and blogs to read are all well and good, but there's nothing like having someone who knows how to do it looking over your shoulder to tell you exactly what you're doing wrong.
Not that I'm going to just put this quilt aside for the next few weeks! I'm going to try wearing those kooky rubberized quilting gloves. I'm going to try BSR Mode 2, and I'm going to try flinging the BSR contraption across the room and doing it the old fashioned way, with a plain old darning foot and no training wheels. I may even try to use the walking foot and turn the quilt around under the needle, although I doubt that will work.
In case you're interested, here's what I accomplished so far, the straight lines quilted with the walking foot:
|Straight Seamlines Quilted, Except for Circles|
I quilted the seam line and two additional quilting lines to either side of the seam lines, both vertically and horizontally, except for the seam lines transecting my circles. Next I want to quilt just the circular seams, before going on to do something pretty in the center of each circle.
And now, a special treat to reward those who have stuck with me throughout this whole whining post:
|Little Bald Lars with his Roman Square Quilt|