I believe I have mastered the "meandering" method of Free Motion Quilting - 6 quilts later. I really enjoy quilting that way as well as the puckered look it leaves. It is what I set out to learn and, truthfully, I'm not at all sure I have the talent or patience to learn any of the fancy feathery stuff that many do. It is beautiful but looks so hard to me. I'm not very good at drawing anyway, so it just figures I wouldn't be any better at trying to do it with a machine and needle.
I was however not afraid to try a simple variation on a recent hourglass quilt I made. Triangles seemed easy enough to do and with enough patience and pacing, I did it. Not the best job in the world, but it did what it's supposed to do and that is to make the non-solid fabrics POP.
I like the backing on this quilt as much as I do the front.