Several women in my Fibervision group are doing a free-motion quilting practice round robin. I had a pile of three pieces I needed to do and send along. Yesterday I finally had a chance to do it. Interestingly enough, I seemed to get worse as the day went along! I'm almost positive that is not the way practice, practice, practice is supposed to work.
The blue pattern, Pebble Ripples, is one I saw on Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project blog. If you are a machine quilter and you haven't heard about Leah's project, you ought to check it out.