I purchased some thread from Superior Threads and decided to play a bit after giving my machine a bit of a tuneup. Echoed freehand swirls are becoming popular in my arsenal to work my way across scrappy quilts. They are a great background fill on plain fabric or on more modern quilts. The bargello quilt made by Colleen has a combination of echoed swirl and continuous curve.
Here is a close-up. I learned this swirl from one of Angela Walters books.