I took the pledge and bit the bullet. I have been so frustrated trying to machine quilt. But I signed up for Sew CalGal's challenge and am so happy I did. I watched Frances' tutorial and set myself to work. My first attempts were somewhat pitiful but I presevered. Practice, practice, practice is the key, I know. But what I found helpful was that it is just one little piece to work on. I saw improvement from the first of the month until the end of the month. I feel more confident than I have in years. I am excited about February's lesson. Here are a few examples of my attempts.