Hmm, not too sure about this whole hand quilting thing. Ouch! Sore fingertips aside, I like the rocket and starts, I got the outline from the 3rd issue of Sew Hip, my new monthly treat.
As I haven't done this, and don't have anyone at home to ask, I have been using a hoop, which is a task in itself to get on, and experimenting with needles. I got some quilting needles, but long ones, as the little ones had THE smallest holes ever, I thought I'd never get them threaded with the Perle thread. So far so good!