This was my first attempt at hand quilting. I finished the quilting by machine. I was in too much of a hurry to finish it by hand. But it was fun doing the hand quilting. When I am not in such a hurry to finish a project, I am going to do one in hand quilting. I had problems with the rocking motion, but with practice I am sure it would get better. It is fun, and that is the important part. I used a pattern called Star Party from "Country Threads" by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene.