I had some issues. My thread was breaking. When I finally got that lined out, I realized I had eyelashes all over the back!
Here's where frustration has set in. I have used just about all of my bag of tricks. So I'm thinking, what have I not tried?? THREAD! I was using Gutermann 100%cotton thread. I switched to Isacord. It was like the Heaven's opened up! Now, I will be honest, I haven't had any luck with Isacord at all. Every time I have tried to use it, I got huge loops on the back. But today, front and back were perfect! Here's a pic of the back with Isacord.
And the front is just as good! My stippling may not be great, but the stitches are alright. And why are sewing machines so fickle with FMQ? Why, why, WHY???? It's always a crap shoot. Maybe that's why I like it so much. It's a challenge getting your machine straight, and I love a challenge!
Ok, now for my 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge practice samples
These are done on 8in blocks. I have an idea for a pretty cool one. I will let you know if it turns out. Welp, hope you likey=]