Free-motion quilting seems to require an endless amount of practice and patience. I have not yet attempted it on a quilt, but I am determined to learn how to do it. I have been playing on smaller bits of fabric with the feed dogs down just to get a feel for it. It's harder than it seems...I found it very difficult to control what I wanted the needle to do. So for now I'm "drawing" on the fabric just for fun.
Here is my first attempt at a quilt block with some fabric scraps. As you can see, there's a bit of bunching and stretching of the fabric. I need to learn how to minimize this because it distorts the block. And while this is more like free motion scribbling than anything else, I am looking forward to practicing and (hopefully) improving in the process.