I found that if you want to play with something, start small. Don't play with a big quilt right off the bat. Make small practice sheets and when you feel slightly proficient, start with a small quilt as you go wall hanging or placemat.
If I want to, I can quilt 5x5 centers in embroidery machine and straight stitch the rest. It's lazy, not traditional, but it's convenient. Especially with QAYG.
I bought a slider sheet for my Pfaff and was having fun, but have to quit practicing as Christmas gifts are in the way.
BTW - if you don't like it, don't force yourself or let others make you feel guilty. Do what's right for you.