Category Archives: HQ Sweet 16

Progress this Weekend

I think that this is one of my fastest finishes especially for a quilt of this size.  I started piecing this quilt on April 14th and today I am sewing on the binding.

Yesterday there was a conversation regarding the ownership of this quilt –

but we came to an understanding and Gus let me continue the machine quilting.

With this setup the machine quilting is a pleasure rather than a necessary chore to get a quilt completed.  I estimate that this 50″ x 62″ quilt took me around 5 hours to machine quilt.

Here is the progress for Sunday evening.  I will hand sew the binding down while I am watching TV this week.  Gus will insist on sleeping on my lap under the quilt while I sew.  After all there are compromises in every relationship – right?


New Toy

Except for sewing down the binding, JP’s placemat is complete.  However since his mother reads this blog, I won’t be posting a picture of it until February.  So I wanted to show this quilt instead.

This was the final quilt finish for 2011, but the first one quilted on my new toy –

a HQ Sweet Sixteen Sitdown machine!  The sampler quilt is 47″ square and it was quilted in one weekend.  I am very happy with the HQ and anticipate many happy hours getting some quilt tops completed.

I quilted a double loopy design in the center and a design from the Pajama Quilter in the border.

Denver Broncos are in overtime, so I will talk to you later.