”Owltime” My Panel Challenge Quilt

Shelly from Prairie Moon Quilts announced another fun challenge a while back. The challenge was to complete a panel in to a finished quilt by the end of April.

Well I had the cutest panel and couldn’t resist the owls to make a baby quilt with so I thought I should just jump right in. The quilt is for my grandson’s best friend who is having a baby in November and has chosen not to find out boy/girl. They want a surprise. This panel is perfect for a non gender baby to be born in winter.

I’m not sure how but I lost the original photo of the panel before I started cutting it apart but I did get an in progress photo. I shopped my flannel stash which is limited and came up with some cute flannels that worked.

Here is my finished quilt top; which needed to be 45” x 50” for my grandson’s best friend’s crib for the baby she is expecting in November.

The white and grey is the end of a bolt of flannel I had bought to make my youngest granddaughters matching nightgowns (no photos available). The beige, light green and multicoloured are all leftover pieces from other projects. Once again I managed to finish a quilt from my scrap bin.

I’m using the white and grey flannel for the backing and have just enough left of the inner border green for the binding.

This won’t be quilted or having the binding on by the end of April since we are on very strict travel guidelines with the third wave of Covid going strong. I’ve only had my first shot last Friday so I’m quite strict about the guidelines. I’d love to be able to travel the 5 hours to my longarm studio since it is still in my health region, but the Okanagan Valley has a few Covid hot spots.

Luckily this should be done before baby arrives as eventually we should be able to travel safely sooner rather than later.

I’m so glad you stopped by to spend some time with me, reading my post. 😉 Carol

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

6 thoughts on “”Owltime” My Panel Challenge Quilt

  1. Hi Carol! What a fabulous finish. Just perfect for a winter baby’s arrival – those owls are so darn cute. They will really appreciate the flannel, I think, for both the softness and the extra warmth. I am 100% certain the new baby and family will feel all the love you’ve stitched into this. ~smile~ Roseanne

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