PC Quilters support several charities, among them Southwest Family Advocacy Center which provides consolidated services to children and families dealing with traumatic situations, particularly abuse. Sadly, they are always in need of quilts for boys. PCQ held a sew day last week to make boy quilts.
Someone had already pulled panel prints and coordinating fabrics and kitted them up. Each of us was to take a kit and make a top. Backing too, if possible. If we didn't finish it during the sew day, we should take it home and finish it.
I chose a kit that had an eagle panel combined with some blue batik.
It would have been simple to just border the panel, and that would have been fine, but there wasn't quite enough of the batik. And that would have been boring. So I looked through the clubs bins of fabric and found a couple more pieces I could work with. The goal was a top finishing about 45" x 60".
Since I worked on my geometric print quilt (see previous post below) and finished it for the boy quilt drive, I wasn't able to finish the eagle top at the sew day. I brought it home and finished it.
When I was searching for coordinating fabrics for the top, in one of the bins I found a perfect fabric for the backing so I nabbed it at the same time. It's a digital print in an ombre gradient in the same colors as the panel. The panel is a digital print, too, from the same company, but they had different design and collection names on the selvages so they weren't planned as coordinates. Sure worked well, though. Since it wasn't big enough, I added leftover forest print and blue batik from the top and a piece of batik from my own stash.
I found the perfect fabric for binding in my own stash, a teal sketchy grid left over from the backing of my pickle dish quilt. So now I have the top, backing, and binding ready to go back to the club, where someone certified on the long arm will quilt it.
It's unfortunate that there's such a need for these donation quilts, but I'm glad to be able to help out. I hope it brings a measure of comfort to an older boy in need.
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Alycia Quilts
A wonderful interpretation of the panel!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful solution to the challenge of that "kit."ReplyDelete
I love what you did with the panel, the off center layout makes it more interesting. I find a lot of panel finishes a little boring hard to balance letting the panel shine but make it interesting. You nailed it.ReplyDelete
Neat panel! The checkerboard border works really well. A great design for a boy or a girl :)ReplyDelete
The off center placement of the panel really adds interest to this quilt. As an aside, how do you like working with the digital print fabrics? I have a number of them now, bought because of the color and or design, but I'm finding as I cut them that they are very slippery to work with?ReplyDelete
This is so pretty.... I think I have that panel... and I love the way you set it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Jan!! Definitely teen boy approved.ReplyDelete