The first thing to do is have a quilting plan of action! Decide what you want to show off - in this case the stars and flying geese. Decide on a quilting pattern around those elements and stick to it on the rest of the quilt. I sketched out a variety of designs until I found the right one. Even then you are still entitled to change your mind, and start over.
The quilting is all freehand and everything has been stitched-in-the-ditch (SID).
I quilted feathers in the dark fabrics and SID in the center of the star.
The SID keeps the flying geese flat and gives it a more finished look.