I've reached the halfway point, quilting the Schoolhouse quilt. After reading and watching several books and DVDs on quilting, especially the method of freehand feathering, I gave it another try. Here are the results. I can do it! I can, I can! Not perfectly (instead of feathers, I inadvertently make hotdogs now and then), but ... I CAN DO IT.
A huge thank-you to Sue Daurio for loaning me the books and DVDs!