Well, another newbie mistake!
I was swiping a thread out of the way and did you know that the needle will go all the way through your finger. :). Yes I am ok (and so is the quilt). Net time I see a stray thread it will just have to get picked out afterward.
The block quilt is for my nieces baby girl. I saw one online "somewhere" and I attempted to recreate it. I used two types of batting to make the non quilted spots really stand up.
The elephant is a quilt done by a lady I quilt with. I outlined the elephants, stipples in the open squares and stitch in the ditch around the star and main squares.
I think I might be getting better with SID, but I think freehand is my favorite.