Friday, September 28, 2012

New Gadget and a Squirrel in a Pickle!

A while back I got a new attachment for my Bernina Walking Foot.  It's a little guide to help keep your stitches in the ditch.  You may be wondering why I still quilt on my Bernina when I now have a longarm?  There are still a lot of small things I make which are much easier to do on the Bernina rather than waste backing fabric trying to load something small on the longarm.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to give it a whirl.  I can't tell you what this is, but it is part of a Christmas project I'm making.  If you enlarge the photo you'll see this better.  Check the blue arrow that points to the "blade".  As long as you keep this blade in the ditch while you stitch, your stitching will never show!
Look, Mom, no stitches showing!  Even better, if you buy one Bernina foot right now, the second is half off! (Check with your local Bernina dealer to make sure this promotion is still going.)
I took this photo a while back.  The bird seems to be recoiling possibly from the reason Mr. Squirrel is lifting his tail, or he's scheming up a way to surprise Mr. Squirrel!

11 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

That looks like a very handy attachment - it's always hard to keep those stitches in the ditch, where they belong. Mr. Squirrel is way too funny!

Nicole said...

I love my Bernina walking foot guide! Doesn't the stitch in the ditch thing work like a charm with it? Love it.

Stephanie said...

I have such a foot for my Janome but your Bernina in the ditch foot gives truly amazing results. Squirrels are very entertaining. We have a backyard full!

AnnieO said...

Love the fabrics in your ditch project! Looking wonderful. I have seen other longarmer's blogs where they do several tablerunners at once on the same backing piece--so clever! I'd think that squirrel's tail appears to be the object of the bird's wariness. Those things can go wacko!

Sue said...

Just love your walking foot ! What a great idea !!

Just love watching the squirrels they are SO funny

Ulla said...

That walking foot looks handy! I must find out if Husqvarna has something similar.

CJ said...

Ohhh, fancy that attachment! What does something like that cost? I could possibly be near a Bernina dealer tomorrow.
I just told someone that I think stippling is way easier than stitch in the ditch because it is SUPPOSED to be free form (which is what my stitch in the ditch ended up looking like!)

Louise said...

Nifty tool for our "Ninas" ..i will have to check into that though I almost never use my domestic for quilting. If I don't do them on the Gammill I do them by hand. Where did you find this little treasure?

pratima said...

That is a cute pair on your wall :)
It is a nice tool. I tried at our quilt shop and the stitches were hidden. Have a great weekend, Candace!

Carrie P. said...

I saw some of that fabric in a quilt store today. I like the trees. It reminds me of wrapping paper.
That squirrel cracks me up.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Candace-- Found my way here via Stephanie! Enjoyed catching up with your blog!