Okay now.... I don't want to be all negative here. This is a generally happy post. With that being said, I will never quilt a throw-size-or-larger quilt on my home machine again.
I went into 2012 telling myself, "Self, this year you will branch out from the meandering stitch on the longarm machine." And I have. I love the look of slightly wavy, organic lines a la Tallgrass Prairie Studio. A Flickr search offered lots more examples and I decided that I like the look of lines that are spaced more and at random intervals.
The picture above is the back of my confetti quilt and I think I'm going to love it. I'm proud of myself for trying something new and the randomness of the lines matches well with the randomness of the confetti pieces. But the process of basting and wrangling that thing under the machine was not pleasant at all. It's back to renting time on the longarm and investing in help from the pros for me! I hope to finish this quilt this weekend and get some pictures up.