I saw this panel and couldn't resist. Made for a little cousin for his 1st birthday. This was my first attempt at mitering the corners because I wanted the train track to be continuous. Not perfect but good enough to make me happy. It was much easier than I thought and worked great. I just quilted simple strips in matching thread approx. 2" apart across the width of the panel and then quilted lines around the border.
I was broken hearted when Melinda called and told me she was having a lumpectomy. Even more so when she called less than two weeks later telling me of her upcoming second surgery. She's back at school already and the two surgeries and month of daily radiation have take a toll on her. I was so excited when I finished the quilt, I forgot to take pictures. Luckily, her husband took some for me! She loves it and that is all that matters to me.
This was my first panel quilt, and came as a kit. I made it for a friend of my sister in law who just had a baby. I did all the quilting myself, a combination of decorative stitches, straight line quilting, some ruler work and some free motion. I am still learning. The baby was a little quicker than the quilter, he's a month old!
I started thinking about making a red & white quilt several years ago and started collecting charm squares. Little did I know that at the time there weren't many strictly red with white fabrics available. There is NOW! LOL I put 12 blocks together only to find out that I the flying geese weren't flying the correct direction. Silly geese!! I also decided that I wanted a queen size. All has been fixed and I quilted on my long arm. It turned out great and has been gifted to my daughter for her Christmas quilt (it will also work for Valentine's Day).