I just got back from my first machine free motion quilting class. I was so intimidated when I first thought of tackling this way of quilting. When I saw my local quilt shop was offering a class on it I signed up thinking it would be much easier for me to learn from an expert than try to teach myself. I was right. My instructor was very patient and easy to understand. She even helped me put my darning (free motion) foot on.
The book she used to help learn all those years ago is Diane Gaudynski’s book Guide to Maching Quilting and so I bought my own copy plus a few other things including more fabric. I mean I was in a quilt store after all.
Here is some of the work I did today minus the simple shapes in the middle of each square.
With practice and patience I hope to feel comfortable enough to actual free motion quilt some of the baby quilts for my Etsy shop!