Free motion machine stitching takes a lot of practice. For years I have worked on achieving smooth even stitch-length lines. For this current artwork, I did not want smooth lines. I wanted what I call herky-jerky lines. This meant going against all that smooth line practice. I think it was much harder to do.
It's often amazing how much different the stitching can make in some artworks. Below is a section of green before I started the stitching.
In this next picture, you can see the completed stitching. It adds so much texture and interest.
This last picture is a detail of my herky-jerky lines, so not smooth and perfect - just the way I wanted it.