So, I finished my tie quilt, officially... Here are some pictures:
The whole quilt. It's a lap quilt.
Close-up of free-hand stitching
The back... I decided to free-hand quilt on the sewing machine.
I did a flower. You can see the hand-sewn stitches in the upper right-hand corner. I gave up hand-quilting. The machine is where it's at... except when you forget where the needle is and sew your finger, like I did. It was not as bad as this person's mishap.