Really lovely! I always have to go up a couple of sizes or a weight of yarn when I'm knitting cables. My first cabled project was Deb Stoller's cabled hat from the stitch and bitch book and I followed the directions exactly...it ended up fitting my best friend's neice who was 4 at the time
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.