Hi Redgecko. I think this is a great attempt at FMQ. Don't get discouraged, straight lines take a LOT of practice. I certainly can't FMQ a straight line. Wendy was not exaggerating when she mentioned in her class that it takes hundreds of hours of practice. Is this how you plan on doing the birds quilt- FMQ your own designs? That is going to look really nice. Cheers!