The Steady Betty worked great, better than great. I felt I had more control and it came out better than usual.
I did a simple meandering stitch. So far so good, then I decided to machine stitch down the binding. I really didn't think I had time to hand stitch, but as always, I had trouble getting it stitched down and look good at the same time. But finally, finished it and was pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to the party.
On another note, I decided to quit one of the groups I was in. I'll miss seeing the people, but I wasn't that happy with the activities of the group. And I want more time to do quilts I've wanted to do for so long. Time to quit putting them off and just get started.