Back in December, I took delivery of a new long arm from Handi Quilter, and named him Buzz Lightyear. I think it’s time you all met!
Before Buzz can come into the house, Mr. Darcy had to get partially disassembled. His light bar, poles, and side arms had to come off. Buzz and Darcy share the same size frame, so I kept the old frame and just swapped out the arms. Darcy’s new owner got the new frame.
Buzz’s box is so huge, I can’t even reach across it!
Seeing him in the box like this, I got very scared. This is a HUGE longarm! His throat is 26″ deep.
He looks pretty sleek here; I love the new position of his handles inside the throat. They are also adjustable which is really great for customizing the ride.
Let there be light! The bobbin area has a light, and Buzz is outfitted with a camera so I can inspect stitches without climbing underneath the frame.
Getting Buzz working on a practice project, after he’s been lovingly tattooed.
I also got him a little buddy to keep him company while I am away.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to quilt much on him since the accident. I’m hoping that my back is well enough to start stitching up a storm soon! The bigger throat means finishing quilts faster, but of course you can’t quilt if you don’t load. Maybe I’ll get one going this weekend.