Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Horse Quilt Panels....

I have made several horse quilts over the years...

including a few horse panel quilts


This horse panel includes pieced borders

and intricate machine quilting.

"Giddy Up"

This horse panel includes a 

hand sewn english paper pieced hexagon

border treatment.

"Friends at the Fence"

This is a gorgeous horse quilt panel

that I pulled from the cupboard...

it is time to get it up on the design wall

and give it a go !

I am thinking....Bear Paw quilt blocks:

How yummy are all of those points !

These are time consuming to cut and piece...

but well worth the effort.

The lighter colored points

work just as well as the dark points...

I can make 2 Bear Paw blocks a day...

Time to get the blocks up on the design wall:

The brown fabrics in the bear paw blocks

really jump off of the Green Kale Grunge 

background fabric...

Here's an organization tip:

Bias Squares are so tedious to stitch...

I set myself up for success by staying organized.

I keep an ironing station to the far left of the

 sewing machine, a cutting mat and ruler station

 next to the machine.

I also use Bloc-Loc rulers 

to trim the bias squares.

I keep the Bloc-Loc rulers in this organizer...

It keeps the rulers upright where I can see them

and I spend less time searching around on the

 table under the fabrics for the rulers.

When not in use,  I store the Bloc-Loc rulers

in this snap bag...

They travel well in this bag.

This is another organizer I use on my

sewing table...

It keeps most of my rulers upright 

and easy to access,

as well as rotary cutters, scissors, pencils, etc.

It lives here on the sewing table

and keeps me organized and working efficiently,

which helps me enjoy my time in the Thread Shed.

I put a few more Bear Paw blocks on the wall:

I will need 16 blocks to go around 

the horse panel...

I better get to stitching !

p.s.  I found the ruler organizers at the thrift store,

but I am sure you can find them at 

any office supply.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. I love the horse quilt so adorable

    1. Thank You! Panels can be so much FUN.....you get to the quilting part quicker!

      My Best To You,

  2. You did a great job choosing the fabrics for the bears paws. They look really good against that panel,

    1. Thank you Pamela. I am enjoying using these earthy colors.

      Happy Autumn To You,