I'm very pleased with the fill, but the stippling that I used distracts from the interesting fill for the leaf. Next time I'll try something geometric like lines or grid that will show off the curves.
Esther Aliu Hearts Desire pattern with a wash away pen on the yellow - white chalk pencil on the green. I used a layer of poly batting under this fabric (I used spray basting to hold them together) and FMQ the outline using wash-away thread on the top and white on the bobbin.
I think this might look better with a denser, high loft poly batting, at least for the flowers....but this is all I had.
My basting lines for the batting were very wobbly in places, so I liked this approach as I had a second chance to follow the outline with the real thread layer and improve the shape of anything that looked wonky.
I started FMQ in May 2011 and I'm struggling with a bunch of advanced FMQ designs in my head, with only advanced-beginner skills.