Update: I had the wrong picture up. I had already fixed the bottom row, just used the wrong picture. LOL.Well I mentioned that one of the things I wanted to do this month was to get a start on my newest great granddaughters baby quilt. Well I am happy to say I did get a really good start. The top is done.
I was also happy that I was able to get the backing made and get it sandwiched, ready quilting.
But I want to back up a little . My opinion of panels has definitely evolved over time. I used to look at them as cheater quilts. Then when I started trying to get better at free motion quilting, I thought okay I can use them for practice. That's what I did with my zebra baby quilt.
Here is a close up of some of the quilting I did.
And here is the quilt that I did for our grandson Caleb and some of the quilting I did in it.
Now the next hurdle I have to over come - is to think outside the box and figure out other things to do than to just leave it as a panel.
Here is how the panel for the sheep quilt started.
I looked up some ideas for panels and sent a few pictures to my friend Betty and she liked one of the lay outs. Next I drew out a grid and colored it in with colored pencils. I usually never do this step but it was so worth it.
Then looked at the fabrics I had, and went to work.
Stage one.Stage two.
And the finished top.
And as I stated above I have it sandwiched, pinned and ready for quilting. Yay!
As I am writing this, our Granddaughter calls and now they are not completely sure on the name (Adreanna) Good thing I didn't put her name on the quilt like I thought about doing it.
Well I'll keep you posted on that too.
I have left over fabric, pieces from the panel and another sheep panel called a play mat.
I also have a more of the flannel I used on the back. So I see more sheep in my future.