Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Welcome to Berkeley Square!

Last week I started the center block for the brand new collection from Sarah Vedler - "It's A Sterling Life on Berkeley Square".  You can find the pictures for this collection on here website here.

       Bernina 880 Sterling Edition It's a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square 1

Sterling Edition Quilt
  • Finished size 77” x 77”
  • Compatible with 7 Series or 8 Series machine using the maxi or jumbo hoop

This is close-up of the center block of the quilt.

                                It's a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square by Sarah Vedeler Designs   

You will receive this collection when you purchase the Bernina 880 Sterling Edition ( coming out soon!) or you can purchase the CD today from the Bernina Sewing Center in Tampa, FL.  I will be stitching my project on my signed 830LE Edition.

                   Bernina 880 Sterling Edition 4  
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition Includes:
  • Exquisite Faceplate Design
  • “It’s a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square”, quilt and embroidery design collection created for BERNINA by Sarah Vedeler
  • “It’s a Sterling Life” Embroidery Kit
  • Ornamental silver plate for engraving and adhering to the machine
  • Invitation to an exclusive 3-day Sterling Retreat at the BERNINA Creative Center with special guest Sarah Vedeler
  • Special accessory and software offers included
  • PaintWork Tool
  • CutWork Tool
  • CrystalWork Tool
  • Rotary Punch Tool
  • Rotary Punch Needle Plate
  • Commemorative Holiday Ornament
One of our customers (thank you Betsy) suggested to me that I start blogging my stitching progress and so I decided that would be a terrific idea!  I usually stick with the original color wave when I start a huge project such as this.  It saves me from buying twice as much fabric!

Step 1 - Selecting the fabric, threads and stabilizers.

The main fabric that I selected is "Dimples" By Andover Fabrics (color C2).  It is a great tone-on-tone blue grey and perfect match for this collection.

The brights I selected are from the Jazz Basic collection by Timeless Treasures.  Here are a few of the colors that I selected.

Sarah's instructions included the Aurifill threads but I selected mainly Floriani threads for my project.
                                                        Floriani 40wt Polyester Embroidery Thread width=184 height=184
Here are my color matches for the quilt:
Black - Floriani 900
Lemon - Floriani 501
Yellow - Floriani 523
Pale Yellow- Floriani 521
Dusty Orange - Floriani 172
Burnt Orange - Floriani 755
Light Leaf Green - Floriani 2015
Olive - Floriani 210
Fuschia - RA 5560
Light Magenta - RA 5561

The stabilizers i selected are:

Floriani Medium Tear Away
                                                                            Floriani Appli-Kay
Tearaway Black Medium Stabilizer - Machine Embroidery Non Stretch Stabilizers - Stabilizes Towels, Robes and Woven FabricImage - Package Front

I hope you join me on this blogging journey.  Please come back often and now it is back to stitching!

and sew on....