Pre-printed Panels to Quilt
Sue’s niece and her husband are expecting their first baby in about five months, and I have started buying just about anything baby-related that I think is cute. Sue is a huge Beauty and the Beast fan, so when I saw the panel in our featured image I knew I just had to get it. We went and saw the new B&B film with Emma Watson a few days ago. I thought it was very well done, and it was nice to hear some of the back story behind the characters.
Two other panels I ordered are called To the Moon and Back, and Miracle Baby. I really feel this baby is a miracle, so I thought that was quite fitting. I like the colors in To the Moon, and who wouldn’t like the sentiment behind love as big/long as to the moon and back?!
Now that I actually see the panels, I am thinking I would really like to cut apart the Miracle Baby panel. You can’t really see it, but there is writing in each block, starting with 3 months through 8 months with the birth in the center with Love and hearts. I think if we cut it apart, we could surround it with triangles or hearts in multi-colors. The fabric may be hard to match but if we then put sashing or sashing/corner blocks around each individual square it would tie them all together.
One last panel I picked up is the Couple in Paris along with some black and white fabric that has words and Paris landmarks printed on it. I originally saw it in one of the quilt shops we visited near Madison a few weekends ago, but they didn’t have it in stock. I will be able to quickly finish this off by just adding a border, and then perhaps using a meandering free-motion quilting. Sue has a copy of a print hanging in her bedroom of a couple dancing in the rain called the Singing Butler by Vettriano. I thought this panel would complement it nicely.
While we remain pretty traditional in our quilting styles and techniques, it is nice to take advantage of some different projects that are available once and a while! What do you think?