This morning was dark and dreary again. However I didn’t dwell on it too much because I had a small To-Do List that I wanted to push thru. I got most of it done but I’m afraid I didn’t get to watch a movie while doing some hand quilting because I spent much longer Freemotion Quilting my Dresden Plate project on my HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen than I planned. I worked on the first and second borders with great success. I started with a pen practice last evening getting my brain ready for the actual stitching. Here’s a peek at what I sketched out……
Then after lunch I started stitching out the first border like this…..
And once the first border was finished I moved onto the second doing this………
What a blast I had! The more I play with my Sweet Sixteen the more I like it. I’m getting used to the noise it makes and I’m getting used to the feel of the foot pedal. It’s got a 16” throat space which is quite spacious for working on any size quilt. My Dresden Plate is only 60” square so quilting it using the Sweet Sixteen is like dancing in a dance hall instead of a closet. So it looks like I’m definitely on track to Finish it Up before the month is over. I have a little pile of UFOs that I would like to finish during Finish it Up February but reality sets in and generally takes me away for the pile of UFOs to work on other things like longarm quilting. I will try to finish up a many projects as I can.
I spent all of last month working on Use up Your Scraps projects. Well it seems that I’m still in scrappy mode. I spend quite a lot of time checking out Pinterest and I seem to repin a lot of scrappy projects. So when I’m next in the mood to use up a few more scraps I will definitely be going back to my scrappy board to find some inspiration for a project.
Well it seems I don’t have much to report this evening. I have been pretty busy with Freemotion Quilting which takes time and patience. I really enjoyed it and seeing my Dresden Plate project shaping up is really quite exciting. I hope to have an actual to finish to report about soon.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on my Lilly Pilly applique project. Whatever you may be doing this evening, I hope you’re well sheltered from the dreadful weather. Until you read me again,