When it comes to machine quilting, I don't like to mark the pattern on my fabric because then I would have to follow the lines, and later remove the lines. So instead, I use a sliver of soap to put down a boundary line, which I leave open, and just quilt next to it.
I've boosted the contrast on the following samples so that the quilted lines are more visible.
The designs are sorta like rocking back and forth and echoing what was previously stitched. It's a practice thing. I don't use any tools, or gloves, just my hands. Holding the fabric with one hand and guiding with the other.
I got my sewing machine back from the repair guy, and it was a matter of being totally clogged up with unreachable lint. I mean I couldn't get it out without taking apart the machine. $218 to fix it! Maybe next time I will take it apart myself.
This second picture is what the unboosted color actually is. Harder to see, but more realistic.