Attic Window Horse panel quilt

I have a collection of panels, probably most quilters do ;) but they are rarely the perfect size for the quilt you'd like to make. Adding borders can work, but here my friend Mary cut up the panel (gasp!) and created the classic Attic Windows block to make this panel really come to life.

Detail of the girl and her horse

The Attic Window block adds mystery to the quilt. It makes me feel like I'm spying on this little girl and her brother who are taking a break from riding near this stream. I create an entire backstory to the panel by adding this bit of sashing!

What a beautiful horse!

The window sashing really focuses attention to the detail in the panel. Look at that expressive eye!

Quilting detail on the reverse

I intended to do an all-over quilting design on this quilt, but when I sat down at the machine, my hands began a top-to-bottom vine motif. I really appreciate the texture it gives to the front, but the back is even better :)

Mary's Attic Window Horse quilt

Every quilt that I help someone to finish makes me happy :)

Mary had a great vision in using the Attic Window block on this panel, and it's an idea I plan to use soon on my own quilt. As a bonus, I now have a new quilting motif entered into my library! Stay tuned for my next installment...I have 2 more of Mary's quilts in the wings :D

You can see more of her Triangle and baby quilts here, or check out the gallery for more photos!

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