Thanks so much for your comments - the sunflower convergence is a favorite of mine as well.
I don't know when I'll get to TQS quilt. I'm really trying hard to clean up some UFOs before I even look at my kits. I don't have too many - but still - should finish what's started. At least that's my plan for this year!
It is interesting to me that you have problems with the sticks being in the way. Do you have the clamps on elastic or just the velcro? I need to look into the bars and table upgrade. If there is one thing I dislike about my system is that the table, I bought the one that was to go with my HQ16, is not level, so it is hard to do SID. Guess I better go to their web site and see what they have.
I just saw your posting of April 3rd on the Long Arm Quilters Group. I too have a HQ16 and dearly love it. For the longest time I struggled with the extender getting caught on the clamp, but what I was shown is that if you take a dowl long enough to put under the elastic from front bar to the back bar it will hold the clamp up and out of the way. If you want me to send you a photo of it I would, just let me know.
Do you use your HQ16 for a business or just for your own quilts? I have a very busy quilting business, which I keep thinking I would like to upgrade my machine, but I just love the one I have so until it gives up I will not try anything else.
I am just glad you got them. I know they are not show stoppers but I have never worked with "strings" so I put some of what I had on hand together. I hope you enjoy them. Hope work lets up soon so you can get some "therapy", sewing time:-)
By the way, someone was looking for Aspen Quilter. I notices she is one of your "friends". I checked her site and no comments have been posted since last year some time. I don't have her in any of my groups but now I am getting worried.
Went to Birmingham on a mad dash trip with my daughter this past weekend. She had a dance competition at the Alabama theater. She did Great!!! Then home that night at 1130 only to be woken up by my husbands job at 330 am he got called out and didn't get home till 6 pm. Fun times. We have an appointment for my daughter which will be an all day thing on may 10th I think. I hope that we can get together sometime. Maybe when my sister comes back from Grenada I can plan a trip up to see her and maybe we could have lunch. Hope all is well with you and your family.
That would be nice. I have to come up every 3-4 months to take my daughter to children's. I will be coming up this coming weekend for my daughters dance competition, and my sister lives in hoover so Yeah. I think that would be awesome.