Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Rail Fence Quilt

A while back I had a stack of 5" charm squares from this great line of Xanadu Batik fabrics from Moda. I cut each charm square in half to make two pieces 2.5" x 5". 
 I then sewed them together in pairs and trimmed them to 4.5"x4.5".
 After arranging them on my design wall, I sewed them together into a couple table runners.
I quilted them with straight lines as shown and sold one from my Etsy shop and the other at a market just before Christmas. That person took her runner home and loved it so much she wanted a bed quilt made from the same fabrics.
 As this bundle of fabrics was discontinued, I had to do a little searching to find enough fabrics for a queen size quilt. Eventually I found a fat quarter bundle and a jelly roll from Sisters and Quilters on Etsy. Sandra was very kind to get me an actual shipping quote so I didn't have to overpay postage. Definitely worth it to ask if you see high postage rates for something you are interested in on Etsy.
 I kept the pattern similar to the table runners by going with a three strip rail fence block using 2.5" strips. Block size is 6.5" square unfinished. I used pretty much all of the jelly roll and most of the fat quarters. The leftovers have gone into my batik bin for future projects.
The binding is a blue batik from another fabric line. I was looking for something more in the green/browns, but it was hard to find something close. Sometimes I have to go with something different than I originally planned.

 This was a great project to start 2019 with and I'm already working on my next custom queen quilt and I'll post it in a few weeks.

--Ann

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