I've been meaning to try this for ages. I'm a firm 'stitch n the ditch' kinda girl and that's worked for me.... but it's always good to broaden our horizons. So I bought myself a free form quilting foot, installed it, watched a few videos on youtube, got a scrap square sandwiched up and thought I'd give it a shot. It took me a while to get the tension right (it had to go high, 9 on my Janome) and then I got going.
It may look like a mess - but I'm pretty proud of this ol mess! I can see how one might get into this. I think I need quite a bit of practising before I do it for real on my quilts.... I chose dark thread on light fabric so I could see all my mistakes. Not that they're hard to spot here! :)
We've all got to start somewhere!