I just finished my first ever machine quilted project! I participated in a Quilt-Along on BetterOffThread - http://betteroffthread.com/2013/11/24/countdown-to-christmas-quilt-along-link-up-and-prizes/
. I even won something!
I had a few issues with my pocket fabric being a little bunched up (I used inexpensive fabric - don't know if that was part of the problem), and that affected my ability to line everything up properly. I just did straight-line quilting, and my quilting lines are a little wonky because the pockets don't line up perfectly. Overall, I'm really happy with the end result, and my son also loves all the fun winter activities stuffed inside.
I have a few more quilted projects planned now. I'm hoping to make two quilted tree skirts (one for me and one for my mom). I would also like to make a tumbler quilt for my little girl that is due in March. Hopefully the piecing and quilting will go better on those!