Hello Friends, I hope you have had a lovely start to another new week. It’s just amazing to me how swiftly time passes by these days.
I have shared with you in the past I actually like the idea of working with panels in my quilts, albeit sometimes precision cutting involving panels can pose a bit challenging. But nonetheless, panels afford me the opportunity to try out things I normally wouldn’t have. I will be sharing with you in this post the panel quilts, accompanied with the various techniques I was able to try out in the particular quilts. Click on the quilt names to view additional quilt pictures.
1. Now I know my ABC’s (Fons and Porter, Love of Quilting, March/April 2013): I was able to try out some fun quilting to enhance the panel print. I also learned to not press my fabrics before cutting out the panel blocks. For some reason, I have better luck with precision cutting the panel blocks straight off the bolt, and press only after all the necessary piecing is done.
2. Rise & Shine (QUILT, October/November 2013): I was able to “trick” the panel blocks into looking like they are custom-designed by varying the sizes of the blocks in a quilt.
3. Yay Day (Quilt It…today, July/August 2013): Panel block design is centered and cut to be included in a pieced block.
4. Manhattan (Quilt Trends, Fall 2013): I used this quilt to practice template piecing, and mitering border pieces.
5. A Tale as Tall as a Tree (Quilter’s World, October 2012): I used this quilt to experiment using basic quilting motifs to enhance the print design on a panel.
6. New Life (Quilter’s World, February 2013): I used this quilt to practice quilting feather wreaths free hand.
The following are free and downloadable designs I had done using panel prints. Click on quilt names to access information on how to download the pattern instructions:
I have got to run – it’s extreme crunch time for me. The next 10 days will be crucial in meeting my immediate deadlines. So, you take good care as my visits with you will be sporadic. Love to you all!