Friday, March 5, 2021

The Train Panel Top

 A finished top for the PC quilters' boy quilt drive, ready for someone in the club to long arm quilt it.


Sorry for the crooked photo - the top really is straight. It's about 45 x 60", the requested size. I passed it to the charity chair along with binding for it. She'll have someone quilt it and pass it along for binding or return it to me for binding. 

I still can't say I love working with panels, and maybe I spent more time on this top than is usual for charity quilts. But I actually enjoyed the inspiration of the panel and the puzzle of figuring out how to assemble it. 

This quilt will go to a regional family services organization. I hope it brings a bit of comfort to an older boy going through a traumatic time. 


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12 comments:

  1. OMG, I love the addition of the tracks!

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  2. You picked a clever way to use the panel. Were the tracks part of the panel? Or did you sew those tracks from little pieces? (Eek!) Some little boy will love it.

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  3. Whoa!! how cool - that train track adds so much to the piece!!!

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  4. Panels can be tricky! You nailed this one!

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  5. That came together beautifully, Jan!

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  6. That turned out great! Love the railroad track!

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  7. I'm sure it's going to find the perfect person to bring some comfort and joy to, so I think the time was very well spent.

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  8. How cute!! You did such a great job with the tracks. I know getting all those little cross pieces to line up neatly is tricky. But if anyone can do it, it's you! Your sewing is always so precise :)

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  9. It looks great. My issue with panels is that they are often not straight and when there are smaller blocks included, the edges are often not wide enough to allow for seam allowance.
    Pat

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  10. Very clever placement of the rails. Well done.

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  11. My husband and his youngest grandson are both train fanatics. I think we have the same panels...I would also like to know how you did the tracks...it is such a great addition to the quilt.

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