I have decide to use some of them as machine quilting tune up projects to get back into the rhythm of both quilting and working multiple days. This one was actually a friendship group quilt started back in 1994! The first machine quilting was done on my Pfaff 1475. I remember getting frustrated with keeping the quilt rolled to get the quilting done. That is why it went in the "To Be Finished Later" bin.
It is a great example of how far I have progressed in my machine quilting from 1994 to now. This will get finished, but no sleeve will be attached as this baby is going no where except maybe to a group show and tell.
He remarked that regular commercial fabric was the reason he should stick to batiks when doing his pieces. Batiks are woven tighter with a higher thread count and stretch and fray less. Those properties make his work easier to do with a lot less tweaking.