Hooray, my long arm arrived back on Thursday. Yesterday Matthew helped me put it on the frame. Ten minutes later, I had connected all the cables and it was ready to go.
It didn't take too long to quilt my Hugs & Kisses quilt. It was already loaded onto the leaders so I just had to Velcro the leaders back onto the rails. I used a pantograph called Cusco with a tropical theme to reflect the fabrics I'd used.
When I'd finished that quilt, there was enough wadding and backing for my New York Beauty block. However my rulers weren't long enough to do what I wanted, so I've basted it ready to quilt on my Bernina.
Today's job is to sew on the binding on the Hugs & Kisses. I may put another of my quilts on the machine tomorrow, ready to quilt tomorrow and then Jane is coming around on either Monday or Tuesday to help me load her two quilts. She has been very patient for these and finished another whilst waiting.