For personal inspiration I am going to put a decent photo of a rail fence quilt pattern at the head of this post. If you click on the image you’ll be taken to the original designer’s webpage just making sure that I give props. When I am done with mine, good, bad, or ugly I’ll replace it with whatever I come up with.
Scrap quilts caught my fancy because of my financial state at the moment. The ones online are gorgeous (see above). Well, my scrap stash ain’t playing together so well in my opinion. Maybe it’s the way I’m putting them together on the other hand.
My saving grace is that this IS my first quilt. I think I’ll view it like a toile in my sewing. Act like I’m playing at this to “get it right” for the “real thing”.
I’m running into issues with getting the squares to “fit”. That probably means I did not cut them properly. I am online now with my quilting buds at Missouri Star Quilt Forum seeking a fix. They know everything there is to know about quilting. Between my favorite librarian assistant (that’s where I was cutting out these blocks) and MSQF the day was saved. I fixed the blocks I had already cut and am prepared to finish cutting my strips properly.
My blocks are coming together! I am starting to like them a bit better.
Check out the quilted laptop sleeve I made earlier this year. Guess I was exercising my quilting legs to prepare for my first bed quilt. Stay tuned as my first rail fence quilt comes together!