The Bernina 780 – Harlequin Runner

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Today is the day I can finally begin sharing what I worked on when I had the Bernina 780 for two weeks.  I tried to cram in as much as I possibly could during that time and also try out all of the special features.  (There is a giveaway at the bottom of this post too! Don’t miss it!)
My first project was this Harlequin Runner, showcasing my Bella collection for Blend Fabrics.  It is based off of my quilt pattern by the same name.  You can see a video about how I made it here.  

I embellished the flower with wool flowers that I made using the CutWork tool because… Bernina also invited me to try their new DesignWorks software!  With DesignWorks, you can design CutWork shapes and PaintWork and CrystalWork to port over to the 780.  Best of all, DesignWorks is REALLY easy to use!

I also incorporated some custom trapunto feathers into the quilting!

The secret to giving the impression that one’s quilting skills are better than they are is to design the feather in Bernina’s DesignerPlus software!

The stippling and petal border that you can see in the upper left were done with the 780’s Stitch Regulator.
This is the first of 6 projects with which I experimented.  I’ll be posting a new one on Wednesday and Friday and more Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of next week.  I want to thank Bernina for providing me with this opportunity and also Sew Much Fun, my local dealer for helping make it a reality.
This is Drusilla Munnell, the owner of Sew Much Fun, and I at my presentation.
Drusilla’s beautiful and fun holiday display!

They just moved into a beautiful new space, and it is huge!

My Bella designs visiting Sew Much Fun…
To see more about the process I used to make the runner, take a peek at the video I made.  If you would like to enter to win a free Harlequin pattern and three Bella fat quarters, leave me one comment at the bottom of this post telling me something special you have made to give a loved one (or yourself) this year!  I’d love for you to consider becoming a follower if you aren’t already, but it isn’t a requirement.  You have until really late tomorrow (Tuesday the 18th) when I post the next project to enter.
Happy sewing!
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