Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quilting Practice


I think I have finally got the hang of quilting on my Bernina 820. I have done this little piece and am very pleased with it. I think it has a definite underwater feel to it and would love you to suggest a name for it.

It is only 12in x 12in and used a single piece of hand painted silk which I purchased at an Opportunity Shop for a couple of dollars for a two metre piece. A bargain I think. It was quilted with a selection of Japanese threads which I purchased in Tasmania a few months ago and didn't have one breakage. Yay!!

Here is a detail shot.

Of course it will probably need a bead or two of course.

21 comments:

Marls said...

It looks gorgeous. Underwater came to mind before I read your thoughts. I think 'Blue Bayou'would suit.

Judy said...

Lisa,

What a delicious piece of quilting and it must have beads to bring out the sparkle it has. You are doing wonderful quilting on your new Bernina. First thought that came to mind "Blue Fathoms"

Judith Thomson said...

How about Liquidity -we all need some of that these days!
Could I ask you, Lisa, what cabinet you use for your 820?
I cannot fit the Horn sovereign cabinet into my room and I understand it is the only one with the 'maxi-lifter'. I have a large cut out in my cabinet (the quilting queen)but only the large lift which apparently will only hold 15Kg. The 820 will fit just fit I think, but I am worried it will collapse!
Thanks for your help
Judith T

Lisa Walton said...

Judith - thanks for the comment - I like the name too. In answer to your question about the cabinet - I have a Horn Quilters Dream I think and it JUST fits. However you have to put the power cord in first and then slide it in sideways and I have accidentally broken the plastic edge but now it is easier to put in.
Regards
Lisa

Linda Steele said...

Lisa, are you using BSR 1 or 2? I am finding 1 too slow and now I am trying BSR 2 without the foot control, just the push button. I think that it is better for me. Did you reduce the pressure foot and what stitch length did you use?
Sorry for all the questions.
Regards Linda

Lisa said...

That's gorgeous - what a great piece of fabric! 'seasong' came to mind immediately for me.

Anonymous said...

Looks like an Octopus' Garden to me!
Melinda

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Lisa, it has such a feeling of water's easy movement, brings to mind "flow" -- lovely!

Helen Conway said...

'Hidden depths'?

Ruth said...

Reminds me of the Great Barrier Reef from above or coastal plains. It's a beautiful job of quilting.

Anne said...

Oooh, that's just lovely!
How about "Neptune's Beach?"

DebMac said...

Hi Lisa,
Such a wonderful piece of work, you are that magic machine are truely amazing.
How about Seabed Seacrets for the name of this piece.
Keep stitching
Hugs Debbie

Anonymous said...

lagoon/submerged/or tidal pool
are the names I htought of-i agree with the poster above me that sais it looks like and arial view of th great barrier reef so maybe "barrier reef'"
I am also interested to know whether you use BSR 1 or 2 i have bernina QE and cannot decide which i prefer?camcas

Anonymous said...

please excus my shocking typos Lisa-i think muach faster than i type!!!camcas

Rie said...

I saw it and immediately started singing Aquarius!! The colors are Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Yep I like "Aquarius" too.
It is great

Jane said...

Depths of blue.

Lisa Walton said...

Thanks everyone - it is so encouraging to get your comments. In answer to the BSR questions. I have to admit I don't actually use it. I seem to have my own rythmn going and even though my stitches are not absolutely even I think I prefer my way. However - it was one of the reasons I bought the machine and it is a great way to learn to free motion quilt without tears. Like a bike with trainer wheels.
Lisa

Leigh said...

Laguna popped into my head. :) It is a beautiful piece.

Chriss said...

Hi Lisa, A stunning peice as always. I thought Ocean Haze but it sounds boring after reading some of the other suggestions!
Maybe Reef Dreaming?

Bobbie said...

Hi, I too have the quilters dream and was wondering what you did about the insert. Does Horn make a Bernina 820 insert for the quilters dream?