I bought a brand new walking foot for my Bernina 1530 a few weeks ago and I'm just getting around to testing it. I want to use the walking foot on the Bernina to straight quilt my Pretty In Pink quilt when I get my batt. Here is a picture the pretty little walking foot installed on my machine and a picture of my the front and the back of the sample I just stitched. It's perfect.
One note about the walking foot and why I wanted to test it. Last year I bought an off brand walking foot for my Bernina 1530 from an ebay seller. I was saving over $100.00 and I thought it would be fine. The motion of the off brand walking foot was not smooth and although the stitches made using the foot were fine, I wasn't happy with how the machine was running. So I had some extra money a couple of weeks ago and decided to spring for a Bernina brand walking foot. I am so glad I did. There is a world of difference in the two walking feet, the Bernina brand foot runs smoothly and you can see how even the stitches are on both sides. I'm glad I bought it. I do a lot of straight line quilting and will probably get a lot of use out of this beauty.
One other test I did was to make a 5 Minute Block (the pattern is from Suzanne McNeill). I'm thinking about using this block for a scrappy Christmas quilt, but I couldn't decide if I would like making it, so I had to try it. Still not sure about it. But here is my test block. It was a fun block to make, I probably need more contrast in my fabrics.