When my daughter-in-law was visiting in January to attend her baby shower, she chose a Happy Town panel as the center of my grandson's first quilt. I ordered the panel from Fat Quarter Shop: www.fatquartershop.com. It was designed by Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife for Henry Glass Fabrics. Doesn't it look like a fun play quilt for a little boy? I can just imagine him playing with cars and trucks on it.
The panel came with the red inner border. I trimmed the border down to 1-1/4" finished and then added a 2-1/2" green border and a 3-1/2" blue border.
My daughter-in-law decided that she wanted horizontal strips of fabric in various widths for the back of the quilt. We looked online at Hawthorne Threads www.hawthornethreads.com and (with the helpful input of another daughter-in-law) ordered some bright, geometric prints in various colors and shapes. I used these fabrics for the back as well as the green and blue front borders. The green and white vertical strips of fabric on the sides will be only half as wide as they are now. I made the back wider than the front for quilting and then will trim them evenly before putting on the binding.
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