Most quilters probably have a quilt panel or two languishing in their stash. Quilt panels make wonderful free-motion quilting projects because of the minimal effort involved in constructing the quilt top for quilting. An example is my Baby Circus quilt. I started with this panel:
See the other fun motifs I quilted around the clown? Fun motifs like that don’t require precision, so it’s a great way to get yourself in the groove if you are just now giving free-motion quilting a try. Even if you are a seasoned free-motion quilter, it’s nice to just quilt fun motifs sometimes and see if there are other aspects of your quilting that needs improvement.
FUN! FUN! FUN! So, go and dig through your stash and see if there’s a panel somewhere you could just layer and start quilting! Or, if you like my Baby Circus quilt, the panel is part of a new collection called “Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baily – Baby Circus” by Quilting Treasures. Check with your local quilt shops for availability. You may also download the free pattern project sheets for this very Baby Circus quilt from Quilting Treasures’ website.