Free motion quilting is definitely an art form that takes a LOT of practice!
As such, I've read various books, magazines, web sites, watched numerous youtube videos, and recently purchased several of Patsy Thompson's dvds. Ricky Tims does some amazing work as well, far beyond my reach (at this time).
Following along with Patsy's dvd, Fast and Free! Volume 0.5 I've stitched up a few of her lessons. This is my progress so far. These quilt sandwiches are 8.5" x 11".
The first section is all loopy patterns.
Loops with stars
Loops with hearts (these aren't easy)
Loops with flowers
Loops with sun bursts (I apparently suck at straight, pointy lines) :)
Today I'll do the next section which is all lines, triangles, etc.
As a side note, I found these pictures that I haven't posted anywhere. Jim and I went camping for the May 24 long weekend this year and Jake had such a wonderful, fresh air, exciting time, he was exhausted on the ride home... Jim snapped a few pics. hehehe
Falling asleep sitting up
He couldn't stay awake, rested his head on the center console from the back seat
I guess he had a fun weekend too