Feb 25, 2020

Farmhouse Lane quilt is quilted!

I finished my Farmhouse Lane quilt, by Lori Holt!
I have been wanting to make this quilt since 
Lori's book "Vintage Farmgirl" came out.
I'm pretty excited about how my machine quilting turned out.

I machine quilted swirls with petals.

I used the same fabric for my binding 
as I did for the little pink border.
I used a crosshatch machine quilting pattern for the border.
Unfortunately, I was trying to sew one direction
and then tug at the quilt and pull it so that 
I could go the opposite direction.
I didn't realize it, but by tugging at the quilt, I bent something on the needle shaft and had to take it in for a $150 repair!!!
It usually costs $120 for a Bernina update, oil and clean, etc,
but this one cost more.
On the bright side,
 it was repaired in two days instead of two weeks!
When I was sewing the crosshatch design on the border,
on my newly oiled, cleaned and repaired machine,
I just went one direction, cut the threads and
moved it over 1 1/2" to sew the next line.

I bought this fabric about 3 or 4 years ago, and it's very pink, 
not the corral that it shows in the photo.

My next quilt to work on at Farm Girl Chicks,
is the Scrappy Haystack Sampler quilt.
I've got all the Haystack blocks sewn, just
need to sew 13 12 l/2" blocks from the book
Farm Girl Vintage.

Thanks for following :)


  1. I love cross-hatch quilting, but usually only do it on smaller table toppers, as I too have trouble with my thread and walking foot each time I turn. I'll remember your advice - cut before turning. So sorry you had this extra repair expense with your sewing machine. Love your Farmhouse Lane quilt. Enjoy the process on your next quilt. So many fun blocks to choose from.