Recently someone asked for instructions for a rail fence quilt. This is a great quilt for both beginners and long time quilters; and it’s one of my favorites. Sherry Gray just finished a beautiful purple one to be given as a comfort quilt, and we were so inspired that we got together and wrote these instructions. Just click on the Free Stuff link above and scroll down to the Rail Fence Quilt Instructions link. Please enjoy them and share.
The instructions I have written have directions for cutting with the Accuquilt GO cutter as well as rotary cutting instructions.
Rail fence blocks have many variations. They may have three or four ‘rails’ and the rails may be the same size or different sizes. Here are some examples that I created in EQ7.
Rail Fence Block with Even Strips
Rail Fence Block with Uneven Strips
Rail Fence Block with Four Strips
I was just going through my Google Reader blogs and thought I’d pass on a few small projects and fun things that you can still make for gifts – if you haven’t finished yet. Over at AURIFIL BUZZ there’s a Little Red Reindeer Pillow. The EQ Blog has a nice post about a wonderful free download pattern for a table runner at the EQ Blog by Linda Poole. The table runner is Your Heart’s Desire “Your Heart’s Desire” in American Quilter!and is really gorgeous. Vicki Welsh has some wonderful projects including some very quick to make placemats over at Field Trips in Fiber. If you’re really ambitious, you could make some felted wool ornaments — or save this one for next year with a tutorial by Judy Coates Perez over at Painted Threads. SewCalGal has some wonderful Machine Embroidery for tea towels. This looks like a great project and so quick to do.
And if it’s something from your kitchen you’d like to make, Leah Day has some wonderful Cajun Crunch over at 365 days of free motion quilting.
Enjoy your day – and stay warm!