I decided to do reflecting feathers in a question mark shape. I wanted the pines to be fairly much a reflection but the feathers themselves to be similar but not exactly the same to keep the informal contemporary feel. I did the first one and then got a little worried about distorting the lines of the strips so I basted each seam with water soluble thread. I did this without the feed dogs as there is less pull on the seam this way. I could have used a walking foot but free motioning puts neither top nor backing fabric under any stress at all.
I'm beginning to think I CAN get these quilts finished on time (sigh).