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Thread: Ideas wanted for making queen size quilt with a panel..please.

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    Ideas wanted for making queen size quilt with a panel..please.

    MY DGD will be graduating next year (2013) and I want to make her a quilt. I have a printed panel of horses and now wonder what was I thinking to buy this without a plan in mind. What are your ideas
    for me to be able to use the panel and make this a quilt that she will love. I have several other pieces of horse fabric that I could also use. Thanks for your ideas, pictures and thoughts.
    Sandy

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    Look at some of the round robin threads in the Members Swap section of this site, you'll see how others add different rounds to center panels and blocks. Plenty of inspiration there.
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    difficult to make recommendations without seeing the panel or knowing the size of the panel and the size you want the quilt to be. Not enough info.

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    I'd center the panel and do 9-patches around it
    Each encirclement (can't call it a row, since it would go all around the panel)
    Every additional encirclement would be larger 9P.
    At the largest one I'd use the other horse fabric as the center in some, not all of them.

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    I just recently finished up a panel quilt that I did round robin style. I added different styles of pieced borders I designed. In places I put simple strips of fabrics for borders to get it up the the measurements I needed for my pieced borders.

    Here is a link to pictures I posted of the one I did. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...g-t176585.html

    Edited to add, here was a neat idea for a panel in the picture section as well:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t190047.html
    Last edited by feline fanatic; 06-01-2012 at 07:48 AM.

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    Sometimes people like to offset panels too and not go around it. What I like to do is put it on the wall and try on different things around it. You can use paper to test options...

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    is it square or rectangular? knowing shape may help spark ideas

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    There's so many ideas you could do. You could do what gollytwo said. You could do different size borders and put blocks between them. It's endless. I'm curious what others will come up with.
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    Make borders around it, some plain, one using the horse fabric, maybe some of them having blocks (just squares for rectangles) or some 4- or 9-patches. Use any combination of the above to get to the size you need. You could do the same if it was off center, also.
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    I found a pattern on the Timeless Treasues site that uses a panel in the center with 6 1/2" plain blocks and pinwheels around it. The pattern is Grand Central but Swirly Girls Design. The fabric I am using includes a border strip so I am adding borders and making mine into a queen also. It looks so easy I almost don't need to look at the patternName:  Grand Central-Quilt.gif
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    I think you have some wonderful ideas already. I loved what the other ladies suggested. WHen I have a panel and I want to make a twin sized one, I just add strips in coordinating colors. But since you have other horse fabric and want to make a queen sized, I'd definitely get more creative...also because it is for your granddaughter and not a charity quilt. (I've done charity Spiderman and Batman quilts this way...just by adding borders.).

    Since you have so much space on each side, the sky is the limit...really.

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    I wish I were at home now and I would post the picture of the panel I have. It's wider than it is tall. And I love all the ideas you've come up with. I have some great pics of her on her horse, as well. Even thought of doing something with those maybe on the reverse side.....still thinking cause right now I have the time to do so.

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    Beautiful work on the snow white quilt - I am doing a Laurl Burch quilt with the mythical horse panel, and you have given me inspirations!!!
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    My avatar is a panel quilt that grew to a double or maybe queen from a panel. I hope you can tell a little from looking at it. Ended up with some picture diamonds above and below panel and then just borders. I know she would love pictures of her horses and herself on it also. Great idea. Skangel your harvest panel quilt is beautiful! I looked at that in Keepsake quilting catalog. Just panel and borders. I love the extra borders and pinwheels. It flies! like the falling leaves!

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Size:  882.7 KB here's a couple different panal quilts- the Amazing Grace quilt is a king sized quilt- you just need to make blocks you like and start surrounding your panal- adding borders/blocks as you like....panals can make pretty spectacular quilts!
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    I add borders or blocks all the way around to enlarge the quilt. I am almost finished with a deer panel for my son. I added coordinating fall colors and a wider strip of fall leaves. I prissy cut around about 50 leaves and arranged them all over the borders to look as if they were falling and appliqued them on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    Name:  sarahs quilt.JPG
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Size:  898.8 KBName:  janeenes amazing grace.JPG
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Size:  882.7 KB here's a couple different panal quilts- the Amazing Grace quilt is a king sized quilt- you just need to make blocks you like and start surrounding your panal- adding borders/blocks as you like....panals can make pretty spectacular quilts!
    CKCOWL your AMAZING GRACE panel quilt is gorgeous
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    Skyangel, that is beautiful. Just lovely colors and highlights the panel and lushness of the colors. Wow.

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    ckcowl, your quilts are really stunning. I really like that log cabin block you did on the Amazing Grace quilt. And, skyangel if that is your quilt pictured....WOW. I couldn't tell if that was the one from Timeless Treasures or yours. But you have all given me some great ideas to ponder. Thank you so much.
    Sandy

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