They are beautiful! Love the contrasst too!
Yes with smaller thing manouvering is much more easier. This is why I will quilt a big one as soon as I finished the things in progress, Hopefully it will be step to even bigger things. I have quilted really big things on my domestic machine but I tend to space quilting much more and will try a denser one on a bigger quilt to see how it feels on my shoulders. :).