My Mother loved to stitch these type of quilt tops, but I don't know how many of them she made. The first one she made was for our wedding gift in 1962 and it was a different pattern than this one. I think she made 2 of this pattern which was made by the Paragon quilt company.
The quilting lines are printed on the fabric with blue dots, so I just followed the lines - which isn't really very easy. I used a walking foot to quilt the straight cross hatching lines and the straight lines around the center part. Then I switched to a free motion quilting foot for the curved lines and feathers.
I think when these kits were made, most people were hand quilting because the border part with the feathers and then the straight lines on each side of the feathers really doesn't lend itself to machine quilting very well - at least not my style of machine quilting. I quilted the feathers and then went back around to do the straight lines on each side of the feathers using the free motion quilting foot.
I continuously stitched up and down the lines and had to stitch on top of other stitching when I reached the feathers and or the outer scalloped border.
I'm glad to be finished with the quilting and think it looks pretty good from a distance. By the way, my Mom usually had a ladies group hand quilt these for her (for $100). I wonder when long arm quilting machines were invented as I believe she did these before they were around. I will be basting my Dear Jane quilt soon. That will be interesting to quilt.