Tuesday, January 26, 2010

oh, Fransson Paintbox Quilt Along Week 5

I bought 21 fat quarters of Fairy Frost, and now I've used them all and have 42 blocks done. On to the second half. I'll end up with 4 extra blocks, but I'm sure I'll find something to use them for, maybe the back. I have done well so far, and all the coordinating prints are from my scraps and stash.

I have heard on different blogs and forums about Queen Anne's Lace in Kissimmee, and so decided to check it out today with DH. I only bought this yard of clearance fabric and one fat quarter. I'll use them in my Paintbox quilt, and a few other quilts too probably.
I have a Bernina 1130, and I have one of the #37 1/4 inch feet. They had another 1/4 inch foot there that has the vertical piece for keeping the 1/4 inch. I think that I would like to have one, as I'm not that perfect on my 1/4 inch seams, but I hope to get a few opinions before I invest fifty something dollars. If anyone has a Bernina and that foot, would you leave me a comment of how you like it.


Amanda said...

Your paintbox blocks are looking lovely, well worth investing in the Fairy Frost fabric to tie them all together. I have a quarter inch foot similar to the one you describe for my Janome. I don't use it, as it's not an accurate quarter inch unless I fiddle about with the needle setting every time I use it. It's also a bit of a pain if you haven't trimmed off the little 'rabbit ears' as it won't go over them, nor can you use it for half square triangles as it won't go over the fabric. I use a pad of sticky papers instead - cheap and easy to move if I don't need it.

Anonymous said...

Hello Candace, cannot believe it is week 5 for your Paintbox quilt...I use a 1/4 foot on my Brother machine and would not do without it...works well for me...Hugs Lyn