I've tried. Multiple times. On this quilt alone I ripped out my stitches several times. I finally had to admit that I am just no good at free motion quilting. :-(
Oh, well. I'm still happy with how this mini quilt came out, straight lines and all. I used an ingenious tutorial from Oh, Fransson to make the tiny squares. The fabrics are a mix of Heather Ross, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks, and Wonderland by Momo.
Free motion quilters, I salute you! If there's some secret I'm missing please let me know. Otherwise, looks like the good old walking foot's gonna be this girl's best quilting friend.
JUST TO CLARIFY: After several comments about it, let me make it clear that the lines I did here were NOT with my free motion foot. I was attempting to do a meandering stipple line, then eventually gave up and went to the walking foot. I may be bad at free motion quilting, but I do know enough not to try straight lines with it. Thanks!