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    Junior Member seahorsesanna's Avatar
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    hello all I am stumped! I bought this panel for a christmas gift for my father and want to make a lap quilt for him out of it but I dont know what type of blocks to put around the different panel squares? any ideas? there is a pattern that goes with this panel but you have to buy about a yard of 5 other fabrics and that is beyond my budget for one christmas gift.
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    That's a cute panel.

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    You can use the panel as the center and then keep adding borders until you get the size you want. You can choose fabric colors the bring out the colors in the panel. Like a barn red, black, greens, tans, etc. Love this panel:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    You can use the panel as the center and then keep adding borders until you get the size you want. You can choose fabric colors the bring out the colors in the panel. Like a barn red, black, greens, tans, etc. Love this panel:)
    this was my thought, as well

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    This is a nice panel. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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    The borders are a good idea, if it were me I wouldnt want anything overwhelming the panel or detracting from it. Another possibility would be a thin then just a little wider inner borders then simple 4 or 9 patch blocks and an outer border depending on the size of the panel or flying geese blocks, but simple and somewhat Americana to go with the style of the panel.

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    How about some stars.

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    You could have some blocks in a border - maybe the corners and 1 or 2 on each side.

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    At the moment, I am not sure. Have to think about it for a bit. A few years ago, I did six different quilts for Christmas. Each of them started with a panel. Some more simple while others more complex. No matter what I did, they turned out great. Will have to dig up the pics and let you see. I know one of the quilts had Court House style blocks and one had a different layout for a 9 patch. No matter what I put with the panels, they seemed to work great.

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    It is going to be great, that is a fun panel to work with. I wish my dad was still alive to make a quilt for.

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    I would like the center panel in the middle, and checkerboard blocks around it, then use the other four panels for the corners.

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    Love the ideas! Use what u have if possible! Otherwise I buy from here! Cheaper! Lol

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    Wow...love the panel! I agree with the others....I would add a 4 patch and a border around it.

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    wow very nice!!! I would like to have 2 of those panels
    where did you find them at? My daughter wants me to make
    John Deere. quilts for the boys bunk beds . That would be
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    What if you cut the panel into three blocks and then add more blocks that have a farm theme or vegetable theme or stash or frame the panels with same. I could see this with a corn and potato or even tractors. Where did you find this panel?

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    Love the panel! I think green/tan log cabin blocks around the outside would look nice but depends on how big you want it to be. I think the old fashioned block would look good with the antique tractors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seahorsesanna
    hello all I am stumped! I bought this panel for a christmas gift for my father and want to make a lap quilt for him out of it but I dont know what type of blocks to put around the different panel squares? any ideas? there is a pattern that goes with this panel but you have to buy about a yard of 5 other fabrics and that is beyond my budget for one christmas gift.
    I think a simple pattern around it, like Log Cabin or Rail Fence, would be really nice.

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    I love it too. Its beautiful.

    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    You can use the panel as the center and then keep adding borders until you get the size you want. You can choose fabric colors the bring out the colors in the panel. Like a barn red, black, greens, tans, etc. Love this panel:)

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    love this panel....here is what i would do with it....i would do a thin red border then a piano key border with several colors....then i would put 4 ohio stars in the corners with a wide border whatever size i made the ohio stars...it will be great no matter what

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    I would cut the center picture out use that as the center of the quilt. I would make a pieced border around the center panel. Then use the other panels on the corners maybe using them for the center of a star.

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    I see windows! ;) I think it would make a great window type of quilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I would like the center panel in the middle, and checkerboard blocks around it, then use the other four panels for the corners.
    my thought as well

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    I got this panel off of ebay it is called life on the farm and it has many coordinating fabrics to go with it too

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    I love it. This is what I used with the deer panels. You can sure make lots of borders and mix the panels in with other squares the same size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I would like the center panel in the middle, and checkerboard blocks around it, then use the other four panels for the corners.
    That was my thought. Love to see what you do with the panel. It is so neat. Would love one like that for my husband.

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