Monday, October 21, 2019

Dream Big - Aqua Panel

Nearly finished my first dream big panel.  added these borders, a free pattern  HERE.

Learned so much free motion quilting while playing on this panel--techniques from Amy Johnson, Angela Walters  and Natalia Bonner videos. Thank you, ladies for such amazing instruction and encouragement.  It has been a wonderful journey.

So this first panel, the aqua version,   is  'nearly' done.  I was waiting to get the dark thread to finish in a few corners of the panel and also still need to find the perfect shade of fabric for the binding.  After all this work,  I wouldn't want to finish off with an unsightly binding.  I also must remember to arc off the 4 corners before attaching binding.  It helps to keep the bed quilts from dragging and tripping you up.

I used a high-loft poly batting and  a few shades of Glide thread  to emphasize the quilting, done on my AQ16 sit-down machine. It measures 80 x 90 .

and I  always  go to the back first …..

I'm joining several linky parties this week …………..Be sure to visit them to see what other quilters are sharing this week.

Wednesday  -  Quilt Fabrication
                        The Inquiring Quilter
                       Esthers Quilt Blog

Friday  -  AliciaQuilts

      Have a great week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. That quilt is stunning!
    I've seen many versions of this, but yours is so different.

  2. OMG! That is beautiful. I am at a loss for words. With that gorgeous quilting you could have made a whole cloth quilt because the back stands on its own. I bow before your quilty abilities.

  3. That is stunning - and with the stained glass window in the background - it just adds pizzazz to your photo!!

  4. Gorgeous! Love how the light borders really frame the center.

  5. Beautiful!!! Love it with the stained glass windows!


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