I thought it would be fun and easy to make a quilt from a panel, but I got a bit carried away (or so I'm told) and it ended up being quite a bit more work than I anticipated. I was pleased with the results though, especially with the machine applique and embellishment. The yellow and blue stripes are repeated on the top of the quilt too, complete with three more sets of checkered flags. I cut the flag pattern out of cardboard, then used the leftover cardboard as a template for placing the flags. I glued the flags to the yellow fabric temporarily with quilt basting spray. The template worked great, but did it ever get sticky from the basting spray!