In our local quilt club, our charity quilting chair brought a number of preprinted panels to the last meeting. She asked for us to simply quilt the panels for our outreach to children in need. I know I like to do more piecing when doing any quilting, but there is an urgent need right now and panels offer a way to make fast quilts for children. You know, I don’t think any of the recipients will care that it is a panel, it is the quilty hug that is important. So, to make these special, I wanted to quilt them with care and add something special. First on the frame was this really adorable bunny panel, with the bunnies sitting on a quilt. I liked the yellow border, and I had some variegated yellow thread I had been wanting to use.
I selected a pantograph that would add nice texture to the quilt, and also a pretty flower to the large white areas, echoing the flowers in the border and in the bunny paw.
Looking closer, you can see the interest created with the color variations in the thread.
I loved the way this came out. The small size was bound in a single day.
The other panel was in red white and blue, but I didn’t want it to have a patriotic feel. The cute little bear on the rocking horse has a country feel with little hearts on the borders.
I picked up on the hearts with this pantograph that has hearts in it. Although it is a little on the sweet side, maybe a little boy would like it.
Here’s the corner. One thing about quilting just panels, there are no issues with fullness, LOL!!
All done. I did the binding while watching a preseason football game.
So, this makes four donation quilts for the little kids. Are you doing any quilting now?