Friday, 7 January 2011
For my rail fence quilt I used six fabrics shaded from palest pink to red. the simplest method is to cut 1.1/2" strips of fabric across the width of the fabric and sew the strips together before cutting into blocks.
You should get six squares from each strip, giving you 36 squares altogether.
You will have enough squares to make nine of these quilt blocks. This will give you a quilt of three rows of three rail fence quilt blocks, measuring 36.1/2" square.
From the 2.1/2" wide strips of the palest fabric, cut eight 14" lengths, Sew one to each side of the four strips made from leftover fabric. On two of these strips, sew a 2.1/2" red square at each end.
That's a really pretty and cheerful rail fence quilt ready for layering, quilting and binding. It could be used either as a baby quilt or as a lap quilt.