Machine quilting

I have just taken a few photographs of Emma's Quilt prior to sewing on the binding. After binding it, I will wash the whole thing, which will make the quilt softer and the quilting puffier, but this gives already gives you an idea of the difference the quilting makes to the fabric. (The photos are a bit dark because I tried taking them with natural light, as the flash obliterates all the shadows that make the quilting come alive.)

Unquilted top (left), after quilting (right)

Corner detail

Border quilting

Diagonal background quilting, with trapunto flower motif and stipple quilting in heart

I outlined all the insects with trapunto quilting

The quilt is made of 100% cotton fabric, the batting is Quilter's Dream Blend (70% cotton, 30% polyester), and the quilting was done with Sew-Art International nylon monofilament thread in the needle and Mettler Silk Finish 100% cotton thread in the bobbin on my Bernina Aurora 440 QE.


  1. Handige Handjes said

    What a nice quilt...and I admire your quiltingskills!!! I have a Bernina Aurora too...and it's a very good machine for piecing and quilting.

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