I joined the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge hosted by SewCalGal. Each month, an expert machine quilter will share a tutorial on free motion quilting. If you sign up, take the pledge to follow along, and then post your results via a link up, you are eligible for some awesome prizes.
January's expert is Frances Moore. She demonstrates how to stitch a leaf with some inner detail. I found it very easy to follow along with the video and I liked my results. I wimped out on doing some of the veining detail because I am not confident when it comes to backtracking. So I will just practice this aspect a lot more.
I used Konfetti by Wonderfil, a 50wt, top and bottom and a #90/14 quilting needle.
Here's my practice piece and I think this design was great for me because it showed me how to fill in space by changing directions with the design.