Still quilting.

I'm having difficulty with the 'composition' link on my blog…. its really frustrating and takes ages to get a blog published. I think it must be a problem with the workings of Typepad.

I've been up in the wee hours working on the quilting of this piece. I probably have about another 20 hours of quilting to do before the quilt is finished.

I'm going to have a large photographic print made of it similar to the Irish Woman. so that I have a copy after it leaves my studio.



I haven't finished the black on the quilt. So that's all the body parts and some of the quilting….Its fascinating using the sweet 16 because I was able to quilt and applique all the 'green' for instance and then go to the red without the quilt puckering.

Its very different to quilting on an ordinary machine.

A had a small hold up… the lights have gone on the sweet 16 so I need to pull it all apart and take it to the dealer.. Its a jolly nuisance when I'm in the middle of a project. So I've decided to use an external set of lights until it's finished then Keith can take it down when I'm traveling.

I'm now using a size 12 needles and I'm a happy chappy… I love it. Each day I grow in confidence on the machine.

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  1. Wow Pam! It’s really going to be an amazing quilt! You never cease to create such interesting scenes full of depth and texture. I hope you don’t mind me asking where found size 12 needles and what thread are you using? The smallest I’ve found is size 14 and I’ve been using two Madeira 40wt rayon threads together.
    I have a collection of these threads that were a gift from my mother and I was able to blend them to get the shade I needed.
    Thank you for sharing so much on the blog.
    The light ring on your sweet sixteen may just have a loose connection. I have heard that others had this problem. I joined a forum on yahoo for this machine and they share a lot of info and tips on there.
    Looking forward to more posts on this latest quilt.
    Suzanne , Dutchess county , NY, USA

  2. What with you and my friend Angela singing the praises of this machine I have added to my list of Want’s. The quilt is looking good.

  3. Sally Ickes says:

    Hi. I, too,am in love with my Sweet Sixteen. Interesting about the size needle. Did you have any difficulty with it. May I also ask what size needle you’re using? Great quilt! Hoping to take your class in Lancaster, Pa.

  4. Pam says:

    I love the machine Carolyn, its a dream to work with.

  5. Pam says:

    Sally, I like a small needle and It makes such a difference to be using a size 12. I’m using 50 weight Aurifil cotton thread.

  6. Pam says:

    This is a raffle quilt for our guild. The company that distributes the machines here in Australia has size 12 but I know you can get them in the USA.
    I will join the group, thanks.

  7. Hi Pam,
    Thanks, I will look for them. I will be at a quilt show in New Jersey, USA next week and Handiquilter will be there and I will inquire.
    Sorry I cant go to Lancaster this year, I would have loved taking your workshop.

  8. Pam says:

    They should have them there.

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