This is a shot of an area on the back where things did not go so well! Loose loopy stitches are not a good thing - lol. So the seam ripper will have it's day here.
Here's a pic of the top in an area where the stitches look smooth and neat. Just what you want! This gives me inspiration to keep going.
From what I read, it seems that every quilter and every machine have their own pecularities. You have to find what works for you. I set my machine on half speed, put the pedal all the way down, then I have a consistent machine speed and can focus on moving may hands evenly. This has really helped me to keep those loops at bay.