Count Your Blessings

I am starting to pack my possessions in preparation for the move to a senior apartment. My stash is being used to wrap breakable items instead of using paper that I will have to throw out later. That is how I found the printed square “Count Your Blessings” that is used in this wall hanging.

Here are some ideas for using fabric panels in quilts. Enjoy.

I found this square on March 12, and sewed this quilt top between March 13-20. It was fun and easy to make.

I was looking for small prints in blue, green, tan, purple, and gold. There was also a bird print with the same colors.

Bird print fabric

The bird print was added to the panel. Then I made a piano key border from 1.5″ to 2.5″ wide scrap fabrics and added that.

Count Your Blessings with some added borders.

And here the top is with the interior bird border, and the completed piano key borders. At the corners of the piano key borders is the remaining bird fabric cut into squares the same width as the border. All this is surrounded with a beige/tan narrow border.

The quilt top is almost complete.

The final border is a red small print that is almost the same red as the center “Count Your Blessings” panel.

The top is finished!
Count Your Blessings

I packed the top already and did not write down the final measurements, but for now will guess about 40″ square.

The finished top is very pretty. It was a fun and easy way to use a cheater panel. Hopefully this inspires you to make something fun and easy for yourself.

Here is another idea for using a fabric panel.

Hello Spring
Source: Bing clip art


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