After many practice sessions of free motion quilting it finally clicked for me tonight! I had been saving this stroller size quilt for when I was good enough ... and tonight was the night! I've been reading online and studying various quilting blogs and watching two DVDs by professional quilter Patsy Thompson and I guess my brain just had to put π + √92 together. And then shazam - stippling success! It felt so good as I started out and just kept going and going. This quilt is only about 18 x 18 so nothing huge, but I couldn't be happier!
These are my practice sammiches which are positively awful, as you can see. So they'll be trashed very soon... not worth keeping in my opinion. Anyhow - just thought I'd share my "breakthrough" tonight with everyone. I'll attach the binding then finish it up on our plane ride to California this Thursday. Monday I'll have a finished QUILTED quilt - for real! I'm going to sleep a happy girl! Cheers!