Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A while ago (more like a year or two) I found a cute fabric panel, when I come across one of these I think what can I do with this. In a magazine I saw the idea to make them into quilts. I've done this a time or two and they make cute fast quilts. This panel was intended to be a soft book.

I wish I had taken pictures at the start. :o{ any way you cut the pages apart and then put them in order, then sew a sashing around the square or rectangle. I cut my sashing to 2" strips. when I had the rows together I added the first border again 2" strips.

After that first border the quilt need something more I wanted to do a pieced border and looked at many ideas but decided to go with a channeled border. This time I used rectangles instead of squares for the third border. The third border almost looks like a ring of "Life Savers".

This is how it turned out... :o}

This a close up on the ABC page...

and a close up on the XYZ page.

Now I need to find a fun ABC book and this gift is ready to go.

Hope you have a great day.


Barb said...

Just adorable!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love those little animals, how cute. I am seeing more and more of these adorable quilts with the soft book panels. I think this is a 'must do' project. I love the border setting on yours, just frames the entire quilt so wonderfully.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

very very cute ;o)

Melissa said...

This is very cute!! Love the idea!