Oh yes, I did complete this Split Nine Patch, scrappy of course. This has over 3000 pieces, but the "system" is from Jackie Robinson. It's about 60" x 70". I started machine quilting with my Janome MC6500 but ran into issues of stitches skipping when quilting over seams, and soon the quality was slipping so I finally quit, but by now there are small issues here and there, and my own satisfaction and patience has deteriorated. Two trips for tech. maintenance did not solve the problem so I finished the quilt with another machine.
Not knowing exactly what needed fixing, and after routine servicing, timing, threads, etc., I had a new motor installed, figuring all bases need to be covered before thinking of a new machine! Neither the tech. nor I know how it will work until the next quilt. The machine DOES sound better, smoother, less labored. It could be a wear-and-tear issue as I had noticed odd problems during this last year that I thought were my own Senior Citizen issues, but upon reflection believe it IS the machine, not me.
A few of my quilting friends gathered at a recent lunch. Me in left background, next to Alice. Other side in back is Carol M, then Carol L., then Kathy. Anita joined us later, after the photo. 8-)))