What to do with a Panel?

So, I keep receiving fabric items from my daughter.  This time it was 2 sea-life inspired panels with dolphins, orcas, and other underwater creatures.  I was stumped on how to use it, I didn’t want to cut apart all of the individual squares and put sashing and cornerstones. Quick and dirty was my goal as I had planned to donate it to one of the organizations my guild presents quilts to.

Into the drawer with yardage I dove and found this interesting fabric that I have no idea why I bought it or how I was going to use it.  I simply cut width of fabric strips and placed them in between the strips of animals. Cute!

Another panel was given to me by a friend, it’s faux Baltimore Album style so I did cut out the 6 blocks, sashed them,  and put a border on it to make it big enough to donate as a “passages” quilt.  My local guild makes quilts for end of life comfort at a local hospital. For the outer border, I found this red leafy print, I don’t know how long I’ve had it, but it’s been floating around for quite a while.  I checked the selvage, as sometimes older fabrics will have a date, but there wasn’t one.  This fabric is “Windsor Collection” from Hoffman California Fabrics.



It’s not always easy to think of ways to use something that’s been in your stash for a while, I’ll frequently take out a piece of fabric and put it away again without using it. Sometimes, though, a thought will come to me and I can move it along!

Scrappy regards, Susan

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