Although I posted my May UFO which was long-armed, this was my very first item to put on the machine.
It is a panel of course. It's called The Healing Tree and I found it on the last shop hop at Eudora. I liked that it was abstract and had many options for free-motion quilting, although we hadn't yet made it to the shop in Overland Park where I learned about renting the long-arm time.
I used a multi-colored thread and really just followed the lines. In the negative space I did some general free-motion, which doesn't exactly match the rest of the design, but that's ok.
I think the recipient of this will like the meaning behind the piece and not focus on the bad quilting that is my first experience on the long-arm.