We'll another finish for 2014. I decided to finish mom's quilt before I quilted and finished the preemies day quilt.
I practiced feathers swirls and circles on the quilt. I was so proud of myself doing two long columns of feathers, and they look pretty good ...until I took these pictures and burst out laughing - I realized I had quilted the feathers coming off the stem of the largest whimsical feather in opposite directions. And, I forgot to fill in the surrounding area with a filler. But my husband liked it.
Circles were another issue as my machine or needle kept catching on something on the back of the quilt and throwing me off rhythm. I guess more practice with different threads, materials, and batting will solve that!
Getting used to a new machine is fun. I finally am getting my stitch length closer to 10 per inch without using the stitch regulator. My eyelashes have disappeared. Don't like how the regulator surges as I move the machine so I am determined to perfect my stitching without using the regulator.
Here is the front and the back after pinning the binding. I am pleased with my progress. My binding is so much more professional than previous quilts. Here is the back...