Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here is a picture of my new HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen.  I practiced using it yesterday, quilting this small charity quilt in about an hour.  So far, I am very happy with it.  Inserting the bobbin is a bit tricky, but once I figured it out, it was smooth sailing.  I will need lots more practice and some intricate patterns to practice on, so I will be pulling out my EQ7 quilting designs later today.

I am anxious to shop for my fabrics for Esther's new BOM.  I guess I need to find a focal fabric, and then add some small pieces for the appliques.  I am planning to use neutral batiks for the blocks, but I will keep an open mind about using something darker and more daring.  

Off to do some housework (ugh) and laundry.  I hope everyone has a great week.  I will share my fabric choices when I settle on them. 


  1. Hi Pat...
    A Sweet 16 oh wow lucky you!!! (Wish list territory here!!) - Wendy

  2. Oh dear I am so jealous.. LOL congratulations you very lucky girl.

  3. Hi Pat, I awarded you with the Liebster Blog award. See my blog.
    Anne Marieke