After learning to machine quilting, I practised for 2-3 hours per day for a couple of months. I wanted to “get it” as soon as possible so I broke it down into bit size pieces and tackled each element of machine quilting and then put them together. I then felt ready to do a little sampler. I drew out a mountainscape and added in some designs. I had no idea how to quilt the spirals continuously so each one was tied off separately. I used the walking foot to quilt the outer upside down U shapes and the FMQ foot to do the inner ones. The largest U shape shown below is about 6″ tall.
For a beginner on a non-computerised machine, I thought it was a pretty good effort. You might be able to tell I was pretty hooked on machine quilting right from the start!