Now that Monday is almost over, I thought I would share my latest quilt project.
Today, I dusted off my sewing machine and decided to work on a rail fence quilt for my daughter. I wanted instant gratification, so I chose something that would go together quickly, and used fabrics that I already had in my fabric stash. This quilt top is going together rather quickly because I started with 2-1/2-inch strips of fabric and made large 17-inch square blocks. Most of the fabric I am using is from the Fox Field line by Tula Pink.
I think my daughter will enjoy the whimsical patterns and the vivid colors.
I sorted the strips into groups of fabrics that I thought read as lights, reds, greens, and blues. I randomly grabbed a fabric from each pile and sewed the strips together. I now had 22 strips each measuring 9-inches wide.
I was glad my trusty iron and Best Press® were ready to go!
I sorted the fabric squares into piles so that I could grab and sew without stopping too much. I often double checked that I was keeping with my pattern, since I was also catching up on some television as I worked. I kept my seam ripper handy…usually that is a tool that I need! Luckily, my diligence paid off and I did not have to remove any seams.
It is still a work in progress, but I am quite pleased with the results. Today was successful and my daughter’s quilt is coming along quite nicely.
Do you ever piece easier patterns, such as a Rail Fence, to get instant quilty gratification?