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Welcome back to the last installment of the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt-along! Are you ready to quilt？ I’；m BERNINA Expert， Amanda Murphy， and quilting is my favorite part of the process!？ This month， we are going to look at the quilting on the Anniversary Quilt in more detail. Of course， there are so many ways to quilt this quilt so feel free to put your own spin on your version!
The BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt.unique wedding gifts couple
In my piecespersonalized new baby gifts， I typically love to contrast organic free-motion shapes with geometric rulerwork. And if the rulerwork can enhance the piecing that is optimal!
The Jubilee Ruler Set can be used to quilt around each embroidery if desired. They are available at your local BERNINA store. If you prefer to quilt without the rulers， you can simply free-motion closely around the embroideries.
The cornerstone embroideries on the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt.？ In this version， I used a Jubilee ruler to go around the motif and then stippled around the edges of the block.
The side border embroideries on the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt.？ In this version， I used a Jubilee ruler to go around these motifs and later added digitized motifs and free-motion.
This is the original version of the quilt， which now resides in Switzerland! When I made this version I didn’；t have rulers， so I free-motioned around the embroidered motifs.
One of the things I love most about this quilt is how the quilting in the border reflects the octagonal piecing of the quilt’；s center. You can accomplish this (and the stitch-in-the-ditch work) with a simple straight line quilting ruler and the BERNINA #72 Adjustable Ruler Foot. Or you can use a walking foot. I prefer a ruler foot， even on a domestic machine because it means I don’；t have to rotate my quilt top. If you have a BERNINA Q Series on a frame， you can quilt these large trapezoid and triangle motifs and their fills using files in the Jubilee Embroidery Collection.
The digitized floral quilting motifs in the border are also available in the Jubilee Embroidery Collection by OESD. These motifs are digitized for BOTH longarm and domestic embroidery machines.
You can download the quilting files for embroidery machines and longarms here.
So after all that eye-candy， are you ready to get started？
Here is a PDF of the instructions that you will need to complete this month’；s work， but make sure you read on because I give additional tips and information in this post. There are also videos toward the bottom of the post.
If you choose to quilt your Anniversary Quilt in a？ similar fashion to mine I’；d recommend the following quilting order.
To quilt the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt on a BERNINA 20 or Q24 longarm you will have to start at the top and work down. When quilting a heavily quilted piece on a longarm I still like to do basic quilting first， then do another pass with medium fills， and a final pass with small fills. Sometimes I might do 4 or 5 passes for a really densely quilted piece like this one. You can roll your quilt to the top each time and work down or you can work back and forth， up and down the quilt top， as I do. The key is to get enough quilting in the first pass so that the quilt doesn’；t fold onto the bars， and add a consistent amount of density to the entire quilt with each pass.？ Therefore I recommend the following：
Using markers to place the trapezoid border motifs in the BERNINA Q-Matic software. I deleted the lines I used to connect the markers before quilting.
Using markers to place the floral side border motifs in the BERNINA Q-Matic software. I deleted the lines I used to connect the markers before quilting.
Using markers to place the floral corner border motifs in the BERNINA Q-Matic software.？ (I deleted the lines I used to connect the markers before quilting.)
I’；m quilting on a BERNINA Q24 longarm on a frame in this video.
We can’；t wait to see the final quilts on the WeAllSew community section？and to award the great prizes.
Contest rulers can be found？here.
Grand Prize：？A？BERNINA 7 Series？Anniversary Edition machine!
First Runner Up：？BERNINA L 460
First Prize： The BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt Kit
Second Prize： The Golden BERNINA 125th Anniversary PresserFoot #1 in a Commemorative TinThird Prize： The BERNINA 125th Anniversary Rulerwork Ruler Set (set of 3 rulers).
I really hope you have enjoyed quilting the BERNINA 125th Anniversary Quilt-Along as much as I enjoyed designing it!？ Please join me over in my Facebook Group， Quilting with Amanda Murphy or subscribe to my blog over at blog.amandamurphydesign.com and I’；m sure I’；ll see you back on WeAllSew sometime soon as well!
Happy Anniversary to our favorite sewing machine company BERNINA!
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