After free-handing a sketch similar to the one I drew earlier this afternoon,
I dropped the feed dogs, put in a Schmetz Quilting Needle size 75/11 with Sulky 60w thread in bobbin and top, set straight stitch to the center, put on the open toe or hopping foot, then got to work!
The Hobb's wool batting did puff up nicely, but unfortunately, I broke the needle on a pin and ran out of thread, so had to leave it unfinished for now.
I'm pretty happy with it, but moving around from place to place without any stopping and re-starting was tough. Thanks for the great challenge, Diane!
I will try another sample with satin or silk fabric, Hobb's wool batting (again - I'm in love!), 70/10 Sharp needle, and #100 YLI silk thread, as suggested by Diane Gaudynski in her book "Quilt Savvy: Machine Quilting Guidebook" available at www.amazon.com and other locations.