Yes I agree giquilt, free-motion straight lines are the hardest! esp those diagonals across big spaces.... way-to-go cdc for starting with the hard stuff first!!! :) I've done lots of free-motion quilting (curved designs) and I found it very challenging to control the quilt and keep the lines straight-it is a lot faster than with a walking foot though! If you haven't already seen them, you might like some of Leah Day's videos cdc, she's got lots of free lessons on free-motion quilting on her website & is really encouraging & helpful. Thanks for showing us your work!