I thought I would share a little bit about a quilt that I completely recently. I was "commissioned" to create a pirate quilt for a friend. The only directions were pirates and to put his name on it. I'm really pleased with the way it came out. I machine pieced the top and then quilted it on my new Viking MegaQuilter on an Imperial Quilt Frame.
This was the first big top that I'd done on the machine. In fact, we had to expand it from 10' wide to 20' wide. I had a REALLY difficult time until my husband realized that I was rolling the quilt the wrong way at the top, resulting in much needle-breakage. Once we resolved that, the quilt went much faster.