I thought I'd show this quilt first. I'm not a'verse to using a panel now and then for a quick gift or a charitable quilt, especially one as cute as this! The only problem with panels is they usually come measuring 24" x 44". Which is an odd size for a center. Young kids quilts I generally make to be 44" x 50". Starting with a panel that means really wide side borders and skimpy top and bottom borders. Kind of awkward. I made the yellow and brown stripy border and then added the cute green fabric. That worked pretty well.
I had these two cute flannel fabrics for the back all cars and trucks to compliment the front.
I used some of my "I Love Lucy" flannel in it.
It still makes me laugh!
I used a polyester blanket like material for the backing and cut it extra big so I could fold it over, back to front to make the binding.
The quilting made some cool patterns on the back too!
I got a whole bunch of pre-cut plaid squares from the guild flea market awhile back and I made two 36" x 48" lap quilts for wheel chair bound Vets with them. This is the second one.
I showed this top when I finished it but I finally got it quilted!
56" x 68"
They are all really simple quilts. I don't think quilts have to be really complicated to be enjoyed.