I think practicing is making a difference because the lines of Bright Star were pretty darn straight right from the start.
What was tough for me was crossing in the middle. Even though I drew a spot in the center, I didn't hit the mark consistently. But I think the large and small blocks look great together. I took a cue from Pat at colormequilty and decided to put my new FMQing skills to use and make some nice new potholders. I picked up insulating batting called Insul-Bright today. I wonder if it will feel different under the needle. I'll let you know!