I started this quilt in about August 2013 I think and I have worked on it at the two retreats I have attended with quilt club.
I have a new Juki machine that I adore but like my old Pfaff it doesn't like FMQing when I use spray basting. My little $200 Brother machine has no difficulty with the spray though!!! So I decided to try pin basting:
It took ages to put all those pins on and make sure the layers were flat, spray basting is MUCH easier, but my new Juki can FMQ so fast that I made up the time once i got to the sewing machine. Here it is quilted, trimmed and ready to bind:
It took me a while to get the hang of quilting on this new machine that I've only had 2 days, so the tension isn't perfect in places and my stitch length isn't consistent but I did improve by the end of the quilt, so I am impressed with my Juki's quilting ability so far.
There was only one small section of backing with a couple of creases in it, which I think is okay for a first attempt at quilting using pin basting! Can't wait to finish this early next week!