Thursday, November 12, 2020

A New Machine in the Family!!!

 Oh my goodness, Oh my Goodness!!!!   It's a happy day at the Quilt House :)   Barbara and I added a new machine to our family of quilting workhorses.   And here it is, all set up and humming away.   The HQ Infinity 26  Long Arm.   We got it from our wonderful Local Quilt Shop, Stitching it Up, and Kim and Jeff were so great getting us up and running!!!  I think I might call her Ilsa, like Ingrid Bergman's character from Casablanca (Love that show!!)  

Because of  some craziness of trying to get it all set up (the UPS guy accidently left a part on the truck) we didn't have a long arm to sew on for over a week, which doesn't sound long, but it sure felt long :)   So once this was all set up, we wasted no time loading the first quilt!!!   And oh my goodness, 26" of quilting space is sure huge when you are used to 18".   So fun!!!  And then the quilting began :)  

And oh, does this thing stitch!!!  It's like driving a race car ;)   The biggest reason we decided on the Infinity is because it can do up to 3,100 stitches per minute, that is fast!!!  I tended to time out (go to fast for the stitch regulator) on the Avante but that doesn't look like it is going to be a problem on the Infinity!!!    I don't know if you can see in this picture, but I am pebbling the background on this quilt, and I have never done pebbles so fast, and it still is keeping up :)   So great!!!  And I will only have to roll the frame 4 times to do the whole quilt, yippee!!!  Watch for this finished quilt tomorrow ;) 

So what is happening to the previously mentioned Avante . . . It's going up to the cabin!!!   I am so excited ;)  You might recall this post, where I mentioned that Bob and Barbara had finished their cabin and the loft is set aside for a sewing space.   Well, we managed to get the frame all taken apart and up to the cabin before the snow.   We have been waiting for it to melt, and tomorrow might be the day we can make it up to set it all up ;)  I will be sure to take pictures if we do get in :)  The space is really starting to come together and just in time, because when you go in the winter for a weekend, you can only play in the snow for so long and it gets dark around 4 and I am going to keep busy stitching away in this loft!!!  I can't wait!!!!

So if you need me . . . I will be stitching away at race car speeds!!!  Which is awesome because I need to finish up the Charming Baby Quilt Remix's.  I was hoping to share one last week, but like I said, no Long Arm ;)  So here is to lot's of quilting over the next week or two!!!   Oh, and total side-note, but speaking of Charming Baby Quilts, I was at amazon (Christmas shopping :) and randomly looked up my book and was thrilled to see that it is marked as Amazon's Choice.   How fun is that!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  

I'll be back tomorrow with another Charming Baby Quilt Remix ;)  Can you guess which one (hint . . . it's in the pictures :)  

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  1. Congratulations on your new longarm. I know that you freemotion your quilting, but are you planning to add the Pro-Stitcher Premium to your arsenal of tools? I have one on my Amara and love it. Enjoy your new baby!

  2. How exciting! I can imagine how different it must be to have all of that quilting space. Happy quilting!

  3. Congratulations on your new machine!!! My husband wants to buy long arm when he retires in a few years! Your sewing loft looks wonderful!!! You are so fortunate to share quilting with your MIL!


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