Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rail Fence Blocks

Now that I have my Janome 1600 back in my sewing room she and I are both raring to go. I want to work on a quilt that will really test out the machine to make sure everything is good to go. As my first project I have decided to use it to continue working on my reproduction strip quilt.

The quilt is a rail fence that I saw in an older American Patchwork and Quilting magazine and it was designed by Kathie Holland.
I have been zipping through sewing the long strips sets together and I have been trying to press the strips and cut the blocks to size as I go. When I started this sewing session I already had 59 dark strip blocks and 46 light blocks that I had made months ago.

Now, look at all of these blocks - I have just now added 43 dark/light blocks and 50 light/dark blocks to the ones that I had completed previously. These blocks really are quick and easy to make if you have all of the fabric strips cut to width ahead of time.

This will certainly be a nice, easy and quick quilt top to make and put together.


Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

The fabrics in these strip blocks are so pretty.I fondled some of these strips when I visited. I was very attracted to many of the fabrics that you were using in the blocks. These blocks will make one very pretty quilt.

Love sis

Sandy said...

I, too, was inspired by Kathie Holland's rail fence quilt, in APQ magazine. I've already made two, and have one left to quilt. Quick and easy, and an excellent stash buster. Warning: these are addicting!