I came up with an idea, and it turned into a throw quilt. Then I got to thinking that was too big, and maybe I needed to come up with a different idea. Then I decided why not? It’s OK to make it throw sized, and it’ll use up more fabric from my stash, right?
Besides, I plan to donate mine to my guild’s Comfort quilt stash, and a throw quilt is a good donation size, so I’m forging ahead.
I got my panel cut up, and I’m amazed to say that all I had left over from it was these 4 little strips!
Here’s what it looked like to start with:
I’m using all the little blocks. And I pieced the little vine strip from the edges and the middle to make a sashing strip. There was just enough of it.
Then I found this cute little button print that was left over from the edge of a border print I used long ago. It matched, and it was just enough to make the outer borders, so now it’s gone from my stash. And I found a piece to use for my binding already! I’m feeling pretty smug about all that right now — hahaha!
I have some more cutting to do, and then I will begin sewing.
And did I mention that I found 4 more panels while I was cleaning?????
How are you doing with YOUR panel challenge?
I know some of you were already at the quilting stage, and lots of you have great ideas for yours. We still have over a month to get finished, but I’m sure I can drag mine out that long!
We officially have one prize sponsor for our Viewer’s Choice contest at the end!
Bernie, at Needle and Foot, is offering a $35 gift certificate to her shop, and she has some great stuff! There’s also a funny story about her shop name (that I’m sure a lot of us can relate to), so go give her a visit: Needle and Foot. I’ll announce more about the prizes and how the winners will be chosen as we near the deadline (April 30), so stay tuned for that.