First of all, hi! Welcome to block no. 8 of my queen size quilt.
This one: so easy. Tips for free motion quilting beginners: use chalk and a ruler to measure out the working areas. I'm going to say that a lot. Marking out your basic working area is KEY! Don't worry about the finished sewing lines not looking smooth, or your stop/start spots looking rough. If you're using a fabric which has a design or print on it, those tiny wobbles are not going to stand out.
I didn't want it to be the same all over, so every now and then I worked the pattern in a different direction. I used this simple design on a few of the blocks and none of them actually look the same. It's a great design to use to fill in a large area really quickly. Each 'wobble' is about the width of my little finger.
Tomorrow, block number 9, also a really basic pattern, but a great one to practice your smooth stops and starts. Also, tomorrows block demonstrates what happens when you don't mark out your working area...
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