Thanks to those who send encouraging messages. :-) You know who you are. I got on yesterday and quilted some ferns into my Kiwiana quilt. Two small ferns each at top and bottom. and two long ferns up either side panel.
I didn't go free motion, opting instead to do the drag it all this way and drag it all that way method. It's not as flat and perfect as I would have liked, but I love it anyway.
It's hanging over a disused door in my sitting room and will stay there for quite some time I think. :-)
Now I'm off to plot my next project.