While I was working my way through The Final Countdown at the end of 2020, I unearthed a lot, and I mean a LOT of panels — I did not even realize I had so many! Since I don’t normally buy panels, I know most of these were given to me. Some of them are really old!
I obviously don’t use panels much, either, because I still have all these. I believe it’s partly because I have to think too hard to decide what to do with them.
I gathered them all up, put them in this box, and here’s what I ended up with:
There are 21 panels in this box! I’m sure this is not all of them, as I keep finding random things all over the place as I continue to get more organized. I do know there is a Halloween bunting panel hiding out somewhere, and I can’t think where I put it.
But these are perfectly good panels! So, in order to use them up, I have decided to challenge myself . . .
If you have a panel, or panels, that you aren’t quite sure what to do with, I would love to have you join me if you’d like to make something out of your panel.
Here are the rules I’ve made for myself for this little challenge:
That’s it. Keeping it simple, so I’ll actually have a shootin’ chance at getting it done. Giving myself a deadline, so I don’t let it languish forever. After all, there are 20 more panels to do something with after this one!
Would you like to join me?
If there is enough interest, and enough people want to join in, there just might be a Viewer’s Choice contest at the end with some prizes. If not, then those of us who make a panel quilt will at least have the satisfaction of having another project done. My grand plan is to make all these panels up into comfort quilts that I can donate.
If you don’t own a panel already, and want to join in, then feel free to purchase a panel and join in — there are so many cute panels available these days! (In fact, my daughter just sent me one that she wants me to use to make something for her — but that panel doesn’t count for my challenge.)
You also don’t have to make a quilt — you can make any project from your panel that you want to. Some of my panels are for pillows, but I still want to turn them into quilts. You get to choose what you make from your panel.
Here’s the panel I have randomly chosen from my box, so this is what I’ll be working with:
And it’s actually two identical panels on one piece of yardage, so I’ll have to come up with an idea for using both of them. Could be two separate quilts — or I could end up having a flash of brilliance as to how to incorporate them both into one — time will tell! No idea where I got this or even how old it is.
I’ll try to take some progress pictures and post what I’m doing along the way as I work on it. First order of business will be digging through my stash for some coordinating fabrics.
Are you in? Do you want to make a panel quilt with me?