The new line isn't perfectly straight, but with the free motion quilting on top, it looks fine. I am excited to get started on the binding this week. The quilt isn't done, but I've already napped under it twice (I have a doozy of a cold!) and hubby slept under it last night after Lou kicked him literally out of our bed. It's proving to be a cozy quilt. (the sewn line starts between the white and blue blocks and runs through the yellow fabric to the edge).
Here is the free motion quilting foot. I had a reader (ok, a good friend who just poses as a reader) ask about what the foot looked like. You lower your feed dogs and then move around the fabric freely under the foot. I love using it. I borrowed this one from my neighbor Abbey, but they sell the one for my machine for just $10.
I posted a picture of a mystery bird two weeks ago. It turns out that it was a mockingbird, as another reader suggested (this time it really was a reader- not someone I'm related to or have known for years- Good call Phylis). I had thought it was a flycatcher, but it is not. I also learned that mockingbirds are a pest and sometimes will kick the cardinal eggs out of their nest and lay their mockingbird eggs in place. They let the cardinal mamas and papas raise the babies and they don't have to do a lick of work. Sometimes, I can see why you'd want someone else to do the hard work.
On a side note, the birds did not keep up with their end of our gentleman's agreement. We found one dead in front of the door last week. I was so grossed out (since I really hate birds) but Bee couldn't stop looking! Luckily the next morning all that remained were a few feathers.