I find stippling very difficult which is probably good as I don't really like the look of stippling anyway (probably because mine looks dreadful!). Anyway I thought it was high time I tried something different.
I was browsing on Craftsy and noticed Angela Walters online class Machine Quilting Negative Space. You may know her book Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters which I now need to buy as her online class is fantastic. She makes free motion quilting look incredibly easy and once you practice some of the designs they aren't as difficult as you may think. I highly recommend this class if you would like to learn about free motion quilting.
I had started a pink girly version of a rocket ship cushion at the craft and Quilt Fair and begun quilting it in paisley (of course) but after watching the class decided to change it up a bit and finish it off with a circle pattern and I think combining the patterns gives it a more interesting look (and it was definitely quicker to do). I think circles are my new favourite quilting design!!
Angela seems to like combining different quilting designs and I think the effect is amazing. I feel so inspired that I want to keep quilting but I don't have any tops ready to quilt and don't want to waste my abundance of excitement on a practice quilt sandwich so I had better get my you know what into gear and make something to quilt!