This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern, Tobacco Road, and her quilts are always busy and scrappy, lots of small pieces and likely hundreds of different fabrics.
I have used this pantograph many times successfully but I think not on such a busy quilt.
None of the quilting will show much on a busy quilt but the effect is more pleasing if it is simple.
It just looks messy to me and that is unacceptable!
This is my choice now for the re-quilting, it's called Maple Breezes from Meadowlynn quilting, it's a 15" design and I think it will be perfect. I have also decided to use a neutral thread color instead of brown.
Lesson learned here, and next time I begin to feel unhappy with the quilting process, I will stop and wait a day or so thinking it over before going on!
In addition I had a machine issue this past week when a tiny piece of fine bobbin thread got jammed inside the hook assembly and my machine would not move! Heavy oiling and wiggling the hook usually works but not this time it was locked up!
So removing the hook and soaking in oil was my next move, also to no avail which is when I called Randy one of the wonderful techs at A-1, Plank Manufacturing. He suggested the owner's solution, take a hammer to it LOL.
Literally that is what you must do, with these high tech tools!
The first whack was likely too tentative as nothing happened, the second gained a tiny amount of play and the third loosened the hook enough that I was able to wiggle it back and forth with more oil until it broke free and spat out a half inch piece of thread! Whew, that saved me about $150 and a wait for a new hook.
The A-1 maintenance DVD actually shows this elegant procedure and Randy would never have advised it were it not an acceptable solution. All of this trauma required that the hook be re-timed, one of my least favorite tasks, because the tolerances for these machines are so fine that it can take several tries to get timing right. Fortunately I am experienced enough at this chore that it only took two adjustments and the machine and I were again in harmony.
Now a disclaimer: I am never suggesting that you take a hammer to your machine- unless you have clear and defined instructions you should never do anything that may destroy something expensive, so follow your manufacturer guidelines to the letter!