Sunday, November 25, 2007

Split Rail Fence

I have the rail fence blocks sewn together. I strip pieced the units using 1 1/2" strips. It went together fast. The top right now is 45" square. I'm undecided about borders yet. I would like to make the quilt a lap quilt. So I'm trying to decide how to make the borders on the top and bottom wider then the sides to get away from a square and end up with a rectangle. I just didn't feel like sewing another row of blocks. I did have a few sets of strips that were not wide enough for blocks and would like to use them in the border. Instead of adding them to my orphan collection.

6 comments:

Belvie said...

I'm unlurking here. I do visit your blog to see your latest project, but I don't think I have commented before. Just wanted to let you know that I really like your railfence! This is a great idea for using up scraps from other projects.

Libby said...

Wow - love the rail fence . . . makes me want to go pull out the box of 1 1/2" strips and get stitchin *s*

Jeanne said...

Oh, Lizzy, I always enjoy seeing what you're working on! Your projects always look authentically vintage to me -- something about your colors or the way you do scrappiness. Very nice rail fence!
Jeanne :)

Jeanne said...

That's a beautiful rail fence! Looks like it contains many different fabrics. That will be fun to look at in the years ahead, too. Great work.

ForestJane said...

Had to stop and admire the rail fence too... looking good! I'm blog hopping around, looking for a way to use up some christmas FQ and this might just do it.

But then I like the pineapple one a couple of posts down too...

And the frog joke... Uggh LOL

Reunion 2008 said...

Your rail fence is just gorgeous. How about some butterflies around the border.