I finished up a panel quilt for a shower gift for daughter #1. I love panel quilts. All you have to do is add a quick border at the most, then load it on the frame for some quilting fun! I like to try new things on panel quilts, this time it was the semi-circle border, and I loved the results. I also found that I like the stitching around applique with thread better than invisible thread. I did invisible thread around everything, but when I was doing the rest of the quilting and needed to backtrack along the line of the applique (fake applique in this case :) that I really preferred the thread rather than the invisible thread. But you know when I was little I always outlined in coloring before filling in. I think it's really very similar.