Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Spring Breeze is finished




This quilt was a mystery designed by Dorothy Young (Yahoo group, pocketfulofmysteries) which was done just over a year ago. The quilting pattern is three sizes of cloverleaf on a meandering vine from Munnich Designs. I finally got around to quilting it, using my new HQ16 on my PCQ setup. What a pleasure it was to do! I had been using a Juki98Q, which is a super machine, but just not enough throat space to quilt without a lot of tinkering about. Now I can chose a pattern and not have to reduce it size by estimating how much throat space I will still have to work withafter the quilt is all rolled up on the pole at the end. Sometimes there is was so little room for the machine to move that the pattern needs to be greatly reduced. Anyway, this is the first quilt completed on with the new machine. I did get a queen size quilted, but it still needs to be bound.

On Sunday I did begin cutting on one of my Christmas list quilts. I even have 22 of 34 9-patch blocks completed. I'm hoping to get back to the sewing room today and do some more.

6 comments:

Kim West said...

The quilt is very pretty - the quilting is great!

Suze said...

Ohhhhhh Nice........

The colors are so refreshing.

Shelina said...

This is such a pretty quilt - I just love the color selection.

Good for you for starting your Christmas list already! I'm sure you will appreciate it at the end of the year.

Hanne said...

Lovely quilt Gail :-)

Susan said...

Love the colors in your mystery quilt. The overall pattern that comes out reminds me of my antique Bachelor's Puzzle - from the Centennial era.

I'll bet it feels so free having that larger machine!

Chookyblue said...

nice quilt, like the colours as it looks nice and fresh.....pleased you had a nice time away........