Below are some pics of a quilt that I just finished quilting for a customer. It's a Christmas theme quilt with appliques of poinsettias and partridges. The applique work is expertly done and the black background really makes everything pop on it. The vast majority of the time spent on this one was in simply quilting the black background - there's lots of it and it is densely quilted. Around the stars I did a small stipple, and around the applique blocks I did echo quilting. In the large black open areas I did a floral design, followed by more echo quilting. The stars were quilting with a variegated thread, and then I did a little quilting on the appliques themselves, just enough to hold the areas together since I didn't want the quilting to overtake the applique work. This is a big quilt, it measures 104" square and I think it turned out really nice.