I ran out of pins, but after getting more I finally got the basting finished and started quilting. I'm quilting it in a spiral starting at the center of the motif.
Around and around and around... Just keep going... I do think this style of quilting suits this piecing layout, but it sure is tedious. Music helps!
I used Connecting Threads (no affiliation) 50 wt. cotton thread in a pale grey called Silver. It's nice for quilting but a little thick for piecing. I have a lot of trouble with thread breakage with some types of fine threads on this machine, but much less breakage with CT thread, so for continuous quilting like spiraling around, CT was my preferred choice.
There are plenty of wobbles and bobbles but overall the quilting looks fine.
Maybe I'll be able to get it trimmed and bound this week.