I whined on the board a few days ago about doing the fmq on this quilt. I have a sewing machine with only a 5 1/2" throat space and the quilt is almost a queen size...wore me out! Several board members gave me the encouragement that I needed to keep going. The picture is a bit dark. DH (who is 6'4") is holding it up for me and I tried to get a close up of the quilting. I do like it better than I thought I would. I guess I will chalk it up to being lots of practice for fmq. I gave it to my parents and they loved it. Just like you all told me that they would...they didn't even notice the fmq mistakes. Thanks for the encouragement.