I completely finished my hand appliquéd runner this past week. I will admit that quilting it was more of a worry than the actual appliqué preparation and handwork on it. Free motion quilting is not a skill I have ever been able to master.I started with just putting veins in the leaves, using a double straight stitch in a matching green thread. Then finally decided to stitch in the ditch all around each appliqué and down the sides of the vines with cream colored Superior Bottom Line 60 wt Polyester thread top and bobbin. It almost disappears in the cream background fabric. At last the borders got a cable pattern sewn down them. I used Borders Made Easy by Quilting Made Easy Inc. I didn't want to sew over the leaves or blossoms that extended into the borders so I cut those areas out. All done and ready to put on the table this fall. My grandson Ben's favorite duck. Not sure wether this is one of the males or females. My daughter has 15 or maybe more of these Muscovy ducks. They all have very interesting faces that only a mother could love. Well in this case also it seems that Ben loves them as well and thinks they are all very good looking birds.