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Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Bonus points for anyone that remembers my poor, neglected Picnic Point quilt. What can I say? I have QCD ~ Quilt Completion Disorder. I actually love this quilt! I finished the top last August and basted it last November. I have no idea why I didn’t quilt it right away. Well, I have some idea – holidays, travel, and other distractions.

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Forgotten no more! This week is dedicated to finishing up this lovely. I had a question recently about how I “fit” the quilt in the space to the right of the needle while I’m quilting. I thought I’d show just how great it fits in there, when you roll it up nicely from the end. Now, my BERNINA 750QE does have quite a bit of space to work with there (10″ right of the needle and great height). But using this method I’d quilted up to a large Full Sized quilt on my BERNINA 440QE (8″ right of the needle and less height than the 750). It did take patience, but I did it and the results looked wonderful.

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

My goal is to finish quilting today, bind tomorrow, and take pictures Thursday. So hopefully the next post you see here will be a completed Picnic Point quilt in all it’s glory.

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17 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lynelle

    March 1, 2016

    your quilt top is beautiful. how do you get your quilt tops to look so crips.
    I too have a Bernina 750. But have not mastered the BSR

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      Faith

      March 1, 2016

      Hi Lynelle – do you mean crisp after quilting or before? The basting?

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    Anne Beier

    March 1, 2016

    Can’t wait to see it finished.

  3. Reply

    Samantha

    March 1, 2016

    It’s lovely!

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    Diane Beavers

    March 1, 2016

    Faith, I do recall, sort of…made during your bee in New Glaurus?
    Your HST’s are so symmetrical, and your patience is paying off w/the quilting. Fabulous skill you have! Anxious to see your binding choice on THurs. Thank you.

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    elaine

    March 1, 2016

    Are you quilting from edge to edge instead of from the center out? Any tips on using the BSR? I have the 750QE.

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      Faith

      March 1, 2016

      Hi Elaine – Yes! I am. 🙂 I’m pretty sure that most people do center out, but I like quilting edge to edge. Just a personal preference, but it works for me. 🙂

      For the BSR, I like BSR 2 (again, just personal preference). I like using quilting gloves while I free motion quilt. It helps me grip the quilt and feel more in control.

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        Jeannie

        March 1, 2016

        Thanks for the answer. I was going to ask the same question as I have 750QE too.

        Next question: Do you add oil in the red marked reservoir? How often? I saw a YouTube video on Bernina 770 last night, the lady was saying adding oil in the red marked reservoir is a gone thing.

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          Faith

          March 3, 2016

          Hi Jeannie,

          I do still add oil there. I haven’t heard otherwise but will update here if I ever do! 🙂

          Faith

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    Rosemary B

    March 1, 2016

    This looks incredible. It is so worth pulling out and finishing.
    I love it

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    Pamela

    March 1, 2016

    I love it! Is this your pattern? I didn’t see it in your shop. Beautiful piecing on this little quilt. I love your colors!

    • Reply

      Faith

      March 1, 2016

      It is! It will be in the shop shortly after I post the finished quilt. 🙂 The pattern is all written and just in final checkup stages.

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        Shelly

        March 2, 2016

        Yay can’t wait for the pattern!! I was just looking to see if it was in your shop the other day 🙂 I’ve LOVED the quilt top since your first post about it. I’m so excited to see the finished quilt.

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    Sharon Stark

    March 1, 2016

    Love,love quilt. I love scrappy quilts best, Started one 21/2 years ago( I work lots of hours) and finally got the top done. Now I’m ready to take it to the quilter. Have a block of the month from last year ready too. What pattern are you using to quilt your Picnic Point?

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      Faith

      March 1, 2016

      Thank you Sharon! I’m just doing a free motion meandering pattern One of my favorites. 🙂

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    Kris Pedrow

    March 2, 2016

    I love hearing about other quilters using domestic machines to quilt big quilts. Last week I worked on a 105″ queen sized quilt on my Janome 6600. with 9″ throat space. It was tight right in the middle, but gets easier the farther you get from the center.

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    Melissa Ryther

    March 5, 2016

    I’m so glad you mentioned quilting on your 440. I have one and haven’t had the courage to try it but now I’m going to!

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