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Toddler Quilt – Baby Quilt – Kawaii Owls Quilt Panel by Riley Blake

NOTE:
Unfortunately, the Kawaii Owls quilt panel which was distributed by Riley Blake has now been discontinued.
To celebrate the birth of my fourth great-grandson, Arlo Victor, I decided to make him a quilt using this Riley Blake Kawaii Owls quilt panel that I thought was rather cute.

Please Note:
This isn’t a full-on tutorial, it’s just to give you an idea of what you can do with a  quilt panel.

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The first thing I did was to cut off the label strip that runs along the bottom of the panel. I have used these on a number of kids quilts as I think they are quite cute.

For some reason a lot of quilt panels are skew-whiff and so it is necessary to straighten them before you can do too much with them and this one was no exception.

  • So it was just a matter of finding a line on the pattern that was straight then placing the ruler along that line and trimming the panel.
  • I trimmed the panel leaving a ¼” all round the outside edge.

NOTE:
We will be doing a video tutorial on using  panels in the future.

I decided to leave the panel in one piece.

Depending on the panel I will sometimes cut the pictures apart, as I did with Heath’s Construction quilt but I thought this one looked cute just as it was.

I added an orange/yellow border around the panel. And then a larger turquoise blue border with the orange corners.

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  • For the back I made a checkerboard panel in the turquoise and orange, just to add some design interest.

  • I ditch stitched around the inner border and then simply quilted the quilt with a diamond pattern.
  • I finished it off with a binding in the same color as the blue backing fabric.