Wow! You guys are all in for the Panel Challenge! I way underestimated how much interest there would be in a challenge like this. This is gonna be fun.
Since there IS so much interest, and so many of you want to join in, let’s just make it official, shall we?
Here are the rules again, and below that, I’ll answer a couple of questions I’ve been asked.
Someone asked if the quilt needs to be completely finished, or if a finished top will be OK. My plan is to have mine completely finished, but I also know how busy I am with customer quilts, and I know that I may not find time to squeeze mine into my longarm schedule. Others may be in the same busy boat as me.
So . . . I’m gonna say, completely finished is great, but if all you end up with is a finished top, that’s OK, too. But . . . there are gonna be prizes, so if you’re gonna submit a top only, the top DOES have to be completely finished, ready to quilt. You can’t win a prize by showing a bunch of random pieces you intend to sew together someday — haha!
If you need help with ideas, here are a few links to get you started:
Here are a few books available on Amazon:
This Pinterest board is chock full of great ideas!
And a couple of folks have suggested using panels for the BACK of a quilt! What a fantastic idea!!! Stephanie sent a picture of one she has done. How cute is this??
Closer to the end of April, I’ll post about how to submit your project for the Viewer’s Choice contest, announce prizes, and give you more information as needed. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I’ll post some progress updates along the way.
I got busy and pulled some coordinating fabrics from my stash, and I’m devising a plan. Here’s what I have so far. Some of these won’t make the final cut, but it’s a start.
Do YOU have your panel picked out? Let’s do this!