The first is called 'Clamshell Loop'
and the second is called 'Pulley'
I have also done some practice stitches on a pieced sampler, combining a few of the different techniques I have been learning.
Tucked away in a bag in one of my scrap fabric boxes I found a number of pieced quilt blocks which I had obviously put together and then ended up not using for whatever reason. I decided that they were just perfect to make into quilt sandwiches and use to practise my FMQ stitches. I layered the first one up and started stitching. It is actually a little easier to see the stitching from the back.
I was so pleased with it that I decided to bind it and use it as a little table mat. Luckily I had been quite generous with the backing fabric so I didn't bind the mat as I would a traditional quilt, I just trimmed the backing one inch larger than the top (0.5 inch larger than the batting) and used it to self bind it. I am thrilled with how the FMQ stitches (not perfect but not bad either!) turned out and, that I now have a new mat to use in the house!!