The Home Grown collection includes a panel grouping with beautiful messages and some lovely coordinating fabrics.
As I designed this quilt, I wanted to showcase each section of the panel as well as the other fabrics in the collection. If you have never worked with panels, check out my online video class Learn to Quilt with Panels to alleviate any fears.
My first project can do double duty as either a wall hanging or a throw quilt. It measures 48" x 54" and is quilted with the "Tread" edge-to-edge pattern by TK Quilting & Design and contains Warm 80/20 batting from The Warm Company.
I planned to take some really cute lifestyle photos of the quilt on our couch, but my photo assistant, aka Miss Lilly, kept photo bombing my efforts!
Instead I used the stripe as an accent on each corner of the center panel. By changing the orientation of the striped squares, I was able to create a focal point in each corner.
My book also includes finishing instructions to make an envelope pillow back. I had some fun and used leftover strips to piece the backing!
And what would be a blog hop without a giveaway? I'm giving away a bundle of 8 - 10 Home Grown fat quarters to U.S. residents. Please let me know how you would use the panel in the comments to be entered to win. Please remember, if you have your account set to "no-reply" then enter your email in the comments so I can contact you if you win. I will select a winner on Monday March 4th, so everyone has time to enter.
Be sure to join the other bloggers and be sure to enter to win some fabric at each stop!