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Thread: How do you quilt a panel???

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    I want to make this quilt for my son that is getting his Eagle in Scouts. How do I quilt the panel? I've never used a panel in my quilts before, but when I saw this I thought it would be something nice for him to remember all he's accomplished in order to get his Eagle Scout Award. Any suggestions? By the way, I don't have a long-arm quilt machine. So I need something simple to do on my own sewing machine (I'm a beginner) or I need suggestions to tell my long-arm quilter. Any great ideas???

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    meandering would look just fine. Maybe you could sew some boyscout patches on the border.

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    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border
    I agree totally!!! Maybe on the back you could put all his badges he earned or at least pictures of them using the fabric sheets you can print at home. Its a beautiful quilt but I agree that his badges should be shown somewhere!!!

    Its a beautiful quilt - great job!!!

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    Think about all the things you want to stand out & outline them. Meandering is fine for everything else until you get to the frame & then you can outline the diamonds there or whatever you like to bring them out. Lovely panel! I have one called Soaring Eagle I haven't done yet (it's mine) & I just love it!! Gorgeous birds!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border
    Ditto.

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    Outline middle. Crosshatch

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border
    i agree. outlining the eagle then meandering around it will make the eagle pop. congrats to your son. not an easy accomplishment to get to Eagle Scout.

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    Put an extra layer of batting behind the eagle, cut to shape, before doing the outline and the eagle will really pop.

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    Ditto!
    Quote Originally Posted by emsgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border
    I agree totally!!! Maybe on the back you could put all his badges he earned or at least pictures of them using the fabric sheets you can print at home. Its a beautiful quilt but I agree that his badges should be shown somewhere!!!

    Its a beautiful quilt - great job!!!

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    What she said! :thumbup:

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    I agree with both of these!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsgranny
    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border
    I agree totally!!! Maybe on the back you could put all his badges he earned or at least pictures of them using the fabric sheets you can print at home. Its a beautiful quilt but I agree that his badges should be shown somewhere!!!

    Its a beautiful quilt - great job!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats
    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think Id outling the eagle , meander about the background then stitch the diamond shapes in the border
    Ditto.
    Triple Ditto.. the center panel has a nice 3-D effect to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstock
    Wow! I wish I could quilt like that! I think I'll try outlining the eagle and do a bit of meandering.

    Maybe I'll post pics when I'm done and you guys can critique me?!?!?!? (Remember . . . I'm just a beginner!!) :D

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    Did you ever get your eagle quilt quilted? I'd love to see the picture as I'm currently working on the same panel on steroids...a super king size Christmas present that still needs to be delivered, lol! So far I've outlined the eagle and done all the SITD (just shoot me)! Now I'm looking for creative ideas for the rest

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    How can I obtain the pattern for this quilt?
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    How can I get this pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJulUtah View Post
    I want to make this quilt for my son that is getting his Eagle in Scouts.
    Quilt with Eagle panel in the center
    Name:  Attachment-277135.jpe
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Size:  190.7 KB

    Lots of really good advice here...so I will simply say....congrats to your son!!

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    I usually outline the whatever is obvious like the eagle, the snow banks and the trees I like the way you made your borders setting squares on point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady View Post
    Put an extra layer of batting behind the eagle, cut to shape, before doing the outline and the eagle will really pop.
    I agree -- I have done this and it really makes the eagle pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emmemiller View Post
    How can I obtain the pattern for this quilt?
    Thanks
    Here are a couple links to sites that carry it. It's called "Winter Whispers Eagle Panel" by Wilmington Prints (designed by Michelle Mara)
    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0436968/w...in-panel-multi
    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...3&Item_ID=6539

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