The list of things I learned doing this Challenge would be quite long indeed, but several things stand out: how to let the sound of the sewing machine help me regulate my speed, how to follow a marked design, how to use different motifs in adjacent areas and most importantly, that frequent practice really makes a difference.
I enjoyed doing all of the challenges and will certainly return to the tutorials to improve and reinforce the skills I learned. This is not the end of my personal free motion challenge; it's the end of the beginning.
Thank you to all of the free motion experts who contributed to the challenge and especially to SewCalGal who organized this year-long adventure. It has been a wonderful experience!
Here's my album of samples, my free motion journey of 2012.
Happy quilting! Happy New Year!