Last weekend I decided it's time I really tried to do some FMQ rather than always relying on Big Bertha to do my quilting for me. I know, I must be mad, but there we go.
So I bought a Craftsy class called Free Motion Quilting Essentials by Christina Cameli and off I went. I watched the first lesson (twice) and made my sandwiches and played with my tension until I was fairly happy. I decided to really ask for trouble by using two different colours of fabric and two different colours of thread, so that I would always be able to see if my tension was good, so I used white fabric with a burgundy thread for the top and grey fabric with white thread for the bottom. Then I watched Lesson 2 a few times. I did the muscle-memory training thing that is always recommended, and then off I went with my machine. Here are the ugly results that prove a) I have a long way to go, and b) that my muscles seem to have a very short memory!