This is a bit frustrating for me. I am working on a project that I can't show you. I decided to quilt it with organic lines. I chose to use a nice Aurifil thread. I did a little sample piece to set the tension and be sure I liked it.
I am not sure but perhaps I mentioned that I got a Janome 6600P machine. Leah Day does amazing Free Motion Quilting. She recommends Janome machines for FMQ. Now I know why for sure. This machine is not a "fancy" machine with a touch screen and auto threader. That is okay with me. It does have a thread cutter and a semi-automatic threader. The thread cutter is huge in my book- I love to push a button to cut the thread. This machine is a workhorse - it is built on a metal chassis and is industrial quality.
So back to the quilting. I decided to do organic lines in sections..how do I explain that? Well here is a picture.
It is a back and forth line. You will notice that they are not all even and were not intended to be. I see a couple of "not exactly what I intended" spots. But I am still happy with it. I sat down with a plan to start quilting and do maybe two sections. The machine was playing so nice that I finished the quilting all in one go. The stitches stayed much more even than I have ever had them before.
I used this free motion foot that I ordered from an eBay seller. I don't know what brand the foot is but it works excellently with my machine. This is a high shank machine so this foot won't work on a low shank machine.