Sunday, June 21, 2020


Twelve is my new favourite number.

That's because I have twelve of these and I'm going to make them into a quilt. Usually I like a square quilt but this will be a rectangle.

The finished blocks are 16 inches square. Okay, so not twelve.

I was browsing the 'Net and found some videos on Quilt-As-You-Go with no sashing. It involves a lot more hand sewing but I don't mind that. It also means that I can comfortably quilt each block first.

To do that, I have another twelve. Inches that is. On my new sewing machine. Of throat space.

I'm really excited to have a machine (and on sale at 50% off retail mind you) that is a whole nine more inches of throat space than on my other machines.

Okay, so I'm more than a bit rusty when it comes to free motion but hey, it's a start. I used an 11 inch quilt stencil and manipulated the design to fill out to 15 inches. 

Look at those 12 inches of throat space! Did I say I was excited? You bet I am - jumpy claps!


  1. I'm excited too! Your new machine is fabulous, Ann. That is a lot of throat space, perfect for quilting. These blocks are going to make a gorgeous quilt. Happy quilting!

  2. Nine inches more? Whoa! So many new possibilities! And the quilting looks perfect to me.

  3. Oh wow! That looks like an awesome machine to play with machine quilting! Just love this little quilt and all the fun fabrics in it. Your quilting looks great as well. Happy stitching.

  4. So happy for and with you! You will really enjoy the extra space as you are quilting; I'm sure you've already found that out. Your quilting looks great, and the quilt is very pretty and one you will remember as being the first on your new machine! Have fun! ---"Love"

  5. Your new machine sounds wonderful! The extra space will be so nice. I love the fabrics in your quilt blocks, so pretty!

  6. Congrats on your new sewing machine and that pretty quilt in progress!!

  7. That is a fabulous machine! I have extra space enough to do quilting, but not that much. I would love that!! And I do love the block!

  8. Yay! for a machine with extra throat space. You're in for some fun :)


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