I rarely use panels, so I worked up a quick layout by measuring them and constructing alternate blocks in the same size.
|The dark rectangles represent the panels.|
The construction was easy, and soon I had a top.
|Top before quilting|
Luckily, I bought some fabric to match the panels when I originally got them--it was perfect for the centers of the alternate blocks, the backing, and the binding.
|Backing and binding detail|
After quilting, I gave it a wash, and now it is ready to go!
|Birds and Fruit 66" x 74"|
I think the panels look good surrounded by the very simple alternate blocks--I didn't want it to be too busy.
I enjoyed making this--it can be fun to design around a special fabric you want to use.
I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 132 at The Quilting Room with Mel.