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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Not a weather report, and Scrappy Red Rails

I am not going to post photos of the snow because everyone from the newspapers to bloggers have already done that. Suffice it to say that there's a lot of it! I learned that the L.L. Bean "rain pants" keep blue jeans dry while snowblowing. I also learned that if you want shredded newspaper, there are easier (and tidier) ways to get it than to run over it with the snowblower.

Meanwhile, I finished "Scrappy Red Rails." It was inspired by a quilt made by Susan --
(See "The Scrappy Monster" in her Jan. 30, 2007, post.) Mine is 72 x 84. I cut 1.5" strips into 3.5" lengths and sewed them together. I quilted it on my regular sewing machine in diagonal lines through the squares.


  1. very nice nann; beautiful scrappy; nice to photo of you with bonnie; wish she would come to maine; have put her name in at our guild for possible speaker/workshop leader but nothing yet...i might have to go to NC myself...VBG

  2. Rails look wonderful, I bet you are happy to have it done and on your bed.

    kathie L.

  3. It is a gorgeous quilt! I am making a rail fence quilt too as a leaders and enders. I hadn't thought to tie it together with one color in the center. Hopefully I have enough blues in the quilt to make it fit together.

  4. what a simple yet fantastic design idea- yours came out fabulous! thanks for sharing

  5. That is my kind of quilt! I love it. What a good idea to put some red in each block.
    Cindy Carter, Seattle

  6. I love this! Rail Fence quilts are some of my favorites.

  7. Love the rail fence. I made one for DS a few years back. red white and blue, scrappy. was so fun..

    Vicki Mc in SC


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