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    Boy do I need some input ! I have purchased quite a few panels & have no idea how to incorporate them into a quilt pattern. I would rather not cut them into sections. Any ideas will be greatly appreciate - TIA

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    Can you post some pictures?

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    OK
    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Can you post some pictures?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88249-1.htm
    Use the panel as a center and then add borders until you get the size you like. This link is a baby quilt I just finised
    with a center type panel.

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    Go to the fabric manufacturer's website, many have patterns there showcasing these panels :D:D:D

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    Type in panels or similar words combos in the search here on this board., I had asked this question several months ago and had some very good replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88249-1.htm
    Use the panel as a center and then add borders until you get the size you like. This link is a baby quilt I just finised
    with a center type panel.
    Thanks, very pretty.

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    I've done several Panel quilts by just adding borders of small blocks like pinwheels or checkerboard strips.I put a plain border around the panel then the smaller blocks, then an outer border or two depending on how big I want the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Can you post some pictures?
    These are the panels.

    Do have some FQ to work with this panels
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    Those are very cool panels. Here's a picture of the only quilt I've made from a panel. I had originally planned to cut the panel into pieces and distribute them throughout the quilt, but that idea went out the window when I saw that there were no straight edges to divide up the panel's pieces.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-24578-1.htm

    I think you will be able to divide up your 1st and 2nd panels, and the 3rd will be gorgeous if you just frame and quilt it. Or you could probably combine the 2nd and 3rd into one large quilt.

    The other option, if you have a panel that you really don't care for, is to use it on the quilt back. (I wouldn't do that with your panels - they're front-of-the-quilt worthy.)

    Be sure to show us what you create from these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Those are very cool panels. Here's a picture of the only quilt I've made from a panel. I had originally planned to cut the panel into pieces and distribute them throughout the quilt, but that idea went out the window when I saw that there were no straight edges to divide up the panel's pieces.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-24578-1.htm

    I think you will be able to divide up your 1st and 2nd panels, and the 3rd will be gorgeous if you just frame and quilt it. Or you could probably combine the 2nd and 3rd into one large quilt.

    The other option, if you have a panel that you really don't care for, is to use it on the quilt back. (I wouldn't do that with your panels - they're front-of-the-quilt worthy.)

    Be sure to show us what you create from these.
    Thank you - your quilt is really pretty. Afraid I have not progressed past squares(4,9 patch). My avatar is my only one that is something different, I tried which was fussy-cut w/borders. Will have to check out some (simply) different blocks to try.

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    I have that 3rd panel ...was going to make it into a quilt but, put a few sashes of coordinating fabric around it and made it a tablecloth

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    Beautiful fabrics!!!

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    Try the book 9 patch pizazz. Our WalMart recently got fabric back in and they have the coordinating fabric for the last panel.

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    Sometimes cutting apart the panel doesn't work well, as it wasn't printed 100% straight with the grain. Had a nice result just adding several coordinated borders with cornerstones to the panel. I shadowed quilted around the scenes of the panel. Belive the panel was called "summer nights northern lights" or something like that. Did something similar for a quick baby quilt too.

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    I have the same garden panel - and plan to sew log cabin blocks around it to create a radiating affect. It is for my 89 year old "Mommy" and I plan to add this to the quilt label.

    (Please note - I did not write this - alas, have had it so long that I cannot give credit to the author....but I think that it's just beautiful and will be perfect for the quilt!)

    MY MOTHER'S GARDEN

    My mother kept a garden,
    a garden of the heart,
    She planted all the good things
    that gave my life its start.

    She turned me to the sunshine
    and encouraged me to dream,
    Fostering and nurturing
    the seeds of self-esteem.

    And when the winds and rains came,
    she protected me enough~
    But not too much - she knew I'd need
    to stand up strong and tough.

    Her constant good example
    always taught me right from wrong~
    Markers for my pathway
    that will last a lifetime long.

    I am my mother's garden,
    I am her legacy~
    And I hope today she feels the love
    reflected back from me.

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    That is a beautiful poem.

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