Sunday, November 29, 2020

Stars and Stripes? Panel Quilts? Both?

 I got a new panel.  and I had to drive all over the world. and while I drove... I planned.....

( the driving was because a kids car decided not to work... nothing fun, just so you don't get jealous)

and when I got home, I sat down and started playing and what I laid out.... I liked!



I get a lot of emails about the Eagle Quilt of Valor in my header, and they all ask if there is a pattern. and... there is not... but this is how I start.  

I put the panel on the center of my design wall, and I lay blocks out around it, and then I start stitching. Then when I figure out the sizes of the coping strips that are missing, I cut those and keep assembling. 

The sizes of these blocks are 9 1/2 inches.  I can do 9 1/2 inch block math - and will probably come up with a top and bottom border to make this a little more than the 72 inches is is planning on being in this photo. 


This was my first idea - and While I still like it - I really like the dark blue as a frame - it looked chunky to me, So I moved blocks around, and I think the way I moved them sorta elongated the quilt.... even thought the size will remain the same...


Alright - Back to stitching... my goof of days are getting shorter...


Linking to:   Design Wall monday    Monday Making


11 comments:

Donna said...

Yes I like the top layout. Math makes me cry so I usually have to have a pattern for my panels or a really simple layout! Love that panel! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Florence said...

gorgeous

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

love that panel

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

love that panel

The Joyful Quilter said...

I like the reconfiguration with the stars along the top and bottom. Looking forward to seeing what you will do next!

Joan garland said...

I like the blue strips along the outside also. And what a good idea for using up all my leftover scraps from other QOV.

Kat Scribner said...

I love the first layout best.

Delighted Hands said...

Excellent way to use that panel to its best! I like the blue frame, too.

Bonnie said...

Good job on the panel --- I like your methodology. I try not to buy panels but I have one or two hanging around.

Michelle Churchman said...

Lovely!

Michelle
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Vicki W said...

I was in a fabric store Friday and almost bought more patriotic panels. I had to stop myself because of so many other projects!