I started quilting early today and got quite a bit done on the second half of my basket quilt. The practice has really paid off, however, I'm kind of happy that these feathers are in the border of the quilt and most people who might see it probably won't examine them. In other words, it's not going into a show! I've had some trouble with thread breaking, but when I switched to Dual Duty thread it didn't break at all. I was using Aurifil and had trouble with that. I wonder if it's because I spray basted the quilt?
I'm really glad I have taken the challenge. I've learned a lot from the daily practice and seeing other examples of quilting patterns is really good also. It's a place to come to for ideas.