The quilt I have in my avatar is my 3 yr process. I wanted to do an appliqued quilt so badly. But part way through it I began to hate it. So some great people came along side of me to help )(meaning I LA quilted for them they did what they were good at!)( My biggest deal on this quilt was: I wanted to McTavish... I love doing it. It turned out great. When I showed it at a retreat in CA, and a lovely lady said I want to buy your quilt, and she did. I went to the vineyard they owned and she showed me the tower where their bedroom was, and it looked beautiful in that room, like it was made for it.
I did all the quilting free hand, totally loved the design aspect of the quilting.