Thursday, October 19, 2017

Birds and Fruit

I wanted to make a quilt for a friend, and I decided to use some panels I bought quite a long time ago with her in mind.

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.


  1. It's turned out beautifully - your friend will be thrilled, I'm sure

  2. Thanks for posting. This will be a great idea for some Project Linus quilts.

    1. Yes--it would work with any panel. Just measure and construct an alternate block. Thanks for visiting

  3. It's wonderful! Your friend will love it!!


  4. What a pretty quilt! The birds are marvelous, and that matching fabric is perfect with them.

    1. Thanks--my friend liked it. Thanks, too, for visiting my blog.


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