A client’s quilt destined as a retirement gift (I believe). The motif could only be ‘hearts’ (see here). Stitching on a HQ Sweet Sixteen has some similarities to other, smaller,DSM machines and that is ending up with even stitching density when completed. Some designs are a tad easier to achieve the desired evenness than others. A more ‘open’ design is actually more difficult than a super dense one, in that with the more densely stitched motifs, I know that every inch of the quilt top will need to be covered but with the more ‘open’ quilting, the spaces between the stitching lines need to be closely the same to have a pleasant visual appeal and so that it will end up well after washing gives it the crinkly coziness we all love.
This is a photo of the completed quilt. The “Lucy” fabric was found on line and was VERY pricey!!!!!! So, in order not to waste a smidge, my client merely split the yardage on the lengthwise fold and filled in with a black tone-on-tone fabric and heart blocks. Here’s a better close-up that will give you a clearer view of the finish. It really is quite attractive and will thrill the recipient who has a “thing” for anything ‘I Love Lucy’. And the backing……….
Thread: Aurifil (top), Connecting Threads Essential Pro Poly (70 wt), bobbin.