I'm really starting to love quilting on my Singer 27. My treadling is getting smoother, my stitches are getting smaller and more even, and the spirals are getting smoother. It'll be interesting to compare the quilting at the beginning of this quilt and the quilting I did at the end. It's still not great, but it's getting there. I have a few decades to perfect it before I'm too old to treadle (I imagine it'll be easier to use an electric when I'm in my 80s).
I read something a long time ago about people who are passionate about a hobby, and how their brains work differently when they get into their "zone." That's how I feel when I'm quilting with my treadle...peaceful, centered, just...happy.
I still haven't tried free motion quilting with my 66. I am getting annoyed at the limitations of how much thread that long bobbin can hold. I had to refill it twice this evening. Ugh.