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Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday update: blue and red rails

Blue Rail Fence is quilted and bound!  There was just enough of the dark blue floral to use on the back.  I used turquoise thread for the quilting.

At the same time that I found the seven blue rail fence blocks that were the nucleus of this quilt I found a bag with 43 6.5" red rail fence blocks.  I thought about making a companion quilt but then I remembered a half-begun project (so half-begun that I didn't even count it as a flimsy).  The HBP was made of 42 red rail fence blocks that used 5 2" strips. I recalled assembling them and thinking, "Too much red," and putting them away.  Well, I combined the two.  I finagled the 6.5" blocks to fit as a border, and I sewed them on.  Way, way too much red.  So I removed the outer borders, borders, added a 1.5" black border, and reattached the outer borders.

You can never use up ALL the scraps

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  1. Love your fence rails. the red is so rich looking and the blues are just blending beautifully. this is one pattern i have wanted to make for a while--I think you have tempted me--hugs, Julierose

  2. Five Rail Fence was one of my first quilts! The black border was an excellent design choice. Looks great!

  3. Fence rails make a great quilt. Thanks for sharing your process.

  4. love your rails. also love the color themes


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