Mission Accomplished: Swirls!

Hello and Happy Free-Motion Friday! I solved my earlier quilt design dilemma, and quite successfully if I say so myself.  I decided to do a swirl design and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

I also did the same design on the blue medallion fabric but it was much more difficult since I couldn't see my stitches on the busier pattern. I tried flipping the sandwich over and quilting directly on top of the batting but that had its own challenges. I could see better but my hopper foot kept catching little fibers. I also didn't think the stitches looked as smooth or flat on the fabric side. Ultimately I ended up flipping it back to the fabric side and used my closed darning foot. 

I originally thought that it might be another Christmas gift in the making but I just might have to keep this one for myself! I finished the bag last night so I'll post pictures soon.