First First... Free motion quilting. I LOVE IT! I am definitely a beginner, but I sure learned a lot. Now I just need more practice. I just recently got a new machine and my old one didn't have the free motion foot, so I always just did straight lines. It was SO FUN to create a different look.
Second First... Hand stitching binding. Up to this point I have successfully avoided hand stitching on my bindings. Once I start a project I like to get it done as quickly as possible. Hand stitching never sounded too appealing. Than I took the plunge and I REALLY enjoyed it! It was one of those mindless things, like folding laundry, that gives you the opportunity to just slow down.
The best thing about all of this is that they were done on my first quilt pattern for sale, which will be for purchase soon. Infact, this photo is a little sneak peek of it.