Well technically not my first machine quilting, but my first "non-grid" quilting. Usually I just draw straight lines and make a diamond pattern across the whole top. But now that I have my new machine I decided I needed to branch out a little bit. After I quilted around each of the stars I thought there was too much "un-quilted" space so I quilted another smaller star inside each (I think that's called echo?). In any case, I'm glad I gave it a go and I'll definitely be trying to branch out more with each quilt.
So here she is, a simple Carpenter's star inspired quilt made with red and white quilting cotton. I didn't use a pattern, but was inspired by a photo I saw on flickr. More details can be found on my blog if you're interested: http://littlegraydog.blogspot.com/2009/10/christmas-quilt-is-complete.html
Thanks for taking a peek