little explorers project + giveaway

hello Monday!

little explorers project
so I know that I started last week a post on the Cricut Maker + Easy Press…
and I promised a post today on the same topic….

little explorer project
this fabric arrived this week…

little explorer project
let me tell you my story about this…
so a couple of weeks ago, I visited the quilt shop in the same town my boys were running in a cross country meet..
a quilt made from this panel was hanging and it grabbed me by the throat…well…that might be a bit dramatic…
they didn’t have just the panel available at the shop…
so I searched and found it in a shop on etsy….

little explorer project
so now I need some help…
I want to do something on the top and bottom to make it a bit larger…

little explorer project
I think I have the fabrics I want to use…
I was thinking of something simple…like even just a variety of 3 inch squares…
I would love to hear your ideas…

and the giveaway for today…
spy something fun??
leave me a comment…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

and I promise to resume my Cricut post next Monday!

Happy Sewing!

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21 Responses to little explorers project + giveaway

  1. Michele T September 24, 2018 at 5:29 am #

    I just love that panel! My first thought was colourful pinwheels… or coloured stripes (2”). Can’t wait to see what you decide to do!

  2. Lisa Marie September 24, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    Oh my goodness! I had a similar panel that I used in a baby quilt recently, but it didn’t have the animals. I love the animals! Anyway, not sure if you saw mine on flickr or not. I used flying geese above and below the panel, and planes, because mine was for a travel themed nursery. I can send your the flickr link if you want to see it. I agree that this awesome panel only needs something simple to accent it.

  3. Rita Long September 24, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    I look forward to the end result of the panel quilt. I could see my 5 year old grandson would be intrigued by all the animals.

  4. Elizabeth September 24, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    Very fun panel.

  5. Rita Long September 24, 2018 at 8:53 am #

    Good morning. This looks like a great project.

  6. Lori Smanski September 24, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    oh my this panel is wonderful. what a fun quilt for a boy it would make. I like your idea about keeping it simple around the edges. don’t want to detract from the lovely panel. I like the idea of squares or even rectangles and a set of squares in the corners.
    If you have the etsy shop readily available, can I please have where it is?
    I look forward to watching this come alive.

  7. Janna September 24, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    Do you have any animal fabric you could fussy cut for square in a square blocks aka economy blocks?

  8. Beth T. September 24, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    I might insert slim brown strips between the colored squares to ground it a little bit, especially since the panel has some brown in it. Whatever you do, I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  9. Shirley Clark September 24, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    You’ve picked the right colors to coordinate! I love the reds, oranges, and greens the most, but they all go well with the panel. I know it will be fun to do.

  10. Theresa J September 24, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    I love this panel and all the colors. Cant wait to see the finished product

  11. Quilting Tangent September 24, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Ditch the grays and light blues – to close to backround color. Use the brights in either squares or stripes.

  12. tarnia September 24, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    How about flying geese? The imply some action, activity, and going somewhere. You could do partial rows along the borders if you didn’t want a full border of them. Or, use the Circuit to appliqué she words, relevant to the quilt. Have fun.

  13. Shirley September 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    I love the panel and the fabrics you have picked for the top and bottom extensions/borders. So many possibilities – piano key, pinwheels, stars, flying geese. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  14. Edith September 25, 2018 at 2:51 am #

    Please, count me in too…

  15. Carol DeLater September 25, 2018 at 7:53 am #

    I just saw this fabric the other day and was thinking blocks around the panel would be a great go together. You just confirmed I am right!!
    xx, Carol

  16. Julie Struble September 25, 2018 at 8:53 am #

    I really like the polka dots, reds, oranges, yellows, and greens to contrast. Blues I’d say no to. Should be a great quilt!

  17. Calypso September 25, 2018 at 9:06 am #

    Big stripes with stars and constellation! All around the main panel.

  18. Judy Biggerstaff September 25, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    What a cute panel. Love the animals on there. I like the pieces of fabric you are considering. I like the reds, oranges, yellows, and greens. The polka dot is pretty cute too. Nice give-away.

  19. Karen September 26, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    I would add a solid border around the whole panel, and then do some squares around the whole thing again.

  20. Livivua Chandler September 27, 2018 at 9:04 am #

    This is such a neat project for my 4-Hers to do.

  21. Anita L Jackson September 27, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    ooo. Love it!!!! And those oranges yellows and blues look terrific against the panel. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I am always stumped for ideas with panels.

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