It is quite a fun group to be a part of and it offers me just what I need to help me take my quilting to "a next level". The thing is, it takes practice! We are encouraged to practice 15 minutes a day... doesn't sound like much, but I tend to get stuck there at the machine - usually criticizing the "homework" that I have done.
So, what have I learned? That stippling is much harder for me than making loops. Why? I don't know, probably because with stippling (or meandering) you are not to cross over an already stitched line. Making loops just feels more natural to me. I am hoping that this will be a benefit when (if) I ever get to doing feathers.
Wavy Lines - I am much better at doing this just with my regular presser foot and settings. What looked like the most simple thing to do, was the most frustrating for me! Blech!
Stippling - I realized I was trying to make it too close together... the stitches became much more even when I loosened it up some.
Making Loops - This was much more fun for me! Again, I was trying to make the loops MUCH too small. I had to relax and loosen up and feel free!
I think I am ready to move on to making some daisy flowers and mazes.