Wednesday, March 22, 2017

have you worked with panels

panels can be fun
but can be tricky
they can be a weird size
and a challenge to make them into something nice

My name is Dawn and 
I am addicted to fabric LOL

I bought panels
LOTS of them
see those pretty cardinals? yeah
I have a plan with some black background
Christmassy fabric
that I think will look fabulous
LOVE cardinals!

see this panel?  I have it for the back of my brothers deer quilt
once I get the front done
(no comments Colette  I know I know
I am the worlds biggest procrastinator)

and this panel
remember it?
it went on the back of another brothers quilt

and the bears went on Dads quilt

these cats?
they joined some of the 16 patch blocks
for my cousins quilt

this Fall panel is in my stash
waiting for inspiration
looks like some cute Fall placemats to me

and this guy I think if I did thru the window
like the deer would be a cute
kids quilt
peeking out at Santa in the yard

this lighthouse is for hubs
hopefully for this Christmas coming 

this is for the back of my Farm girl quilt
Yeah I KNOW she has a tractor block
but this was just so cute
and easy LOL
once I get the 6 inch blocks done for the front
I have a feeling I will be done making blocks LOL

and I have admired these tree ones
that they quilt and put the lights in 
may need to make some for the nieces 
to hang in their houses

how fun........

Have you made anything with panels?
I am thinking I want to make blocks to border
and not just plain borders to make them lap size

If I can get the deer quilt off my back
and the baby star quilt done
I think I will feel better about playing in the panels

who knows? maybe I already have some UFO blocks
to play with
wonder how that blue lighthouse would look
with my Pat Sloan blocks? not sure if the shades will go

maybe if I added some sandy blocks?  

or chicks at the beach? LOL

now THATS an idea 


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have 3 totes of panels - pick them up when on sale. Great way for a quick quilt. I either frame, window, or block border them. said...

I have made one panel quilt, it was for the grandson.

Julierose said...

I like the blue blocks with those lighthouses a lot. I have done a few panels--but usually cut out the picture and then did sew n' flip wall hangings. I did some kitties a long time ago..
hugs, Julierose

Jeanna said...

I made a wall hanging for my daughter's college apartment using a panel. I never thought of incorporating them into quilt backs but it makes perfect sense.