Friday, January 27, 2023

Rail Fence Finish 6 and 7

 Slowly getting the bindings sewn onto the Compassion quilts.  

I have two more to share with you today!

In my attempt to try and make these look a little different, I sewed some blocks into fours and then added some sashing and cornerstones.

I think most of the blocks in this quilt came from one person.  They had a lot of very similar blocks so I was able to join those together.  I then had to select other blocks to finish out the quilt. I chose blocks with a light fabric on the edge so there was nice contrast to the sashing.

The sashing was some leftover backing I had.  There was just enough to complete the sashing but not enough to put some on the outer edge of the quilt.

This quilt measures 55 x 65".

I used a blue and brown fabric I had just picked up from Connecting Threads for the backing.

I am glad I planned ahead and was able to pick it up at a great price.

The second quilt is just alternated blocks.  So many pretty prints go into all these blocks.

I think I need 168 blocks to complete this layout.  Do you see your blocks?

This layout measures 60 x 70".

My backing selection is starting to get a bit sparce, so I am starting to piece together fabrics to have enough.  I do have some blue backing but I am trying to save those for a future block drive.

My dream was to receive enough blocks for 6-8 quilts.  Thanks to many of you, I will be completing quite a few more than that.

I am also starting on some quilts that are not made from these rail fence blocks. I hope to share some of those in the next few days. So stay tuned for more!

Connecting Threads is still having a sale on Batting and Backings.  I am hoping to place an order to finish out this block drive and get ready for the next!

13 comments: said...

Very nice! Two finishes and what interesting designs you created with those blocks! Well done!

Andra Ridout said...

Lovely quilts! I always like to see blue and brown together!

Jeanna said...

Beautiful quilts that will provide much needed comfort to their recipients.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like how you make so many different layouts from the same blocks. And I'm really glad you planned ahead and bought so much backing fabric at a great price. And that's amazing that everyone exceeded your anticipated needs; have you counted the total number of blocks you have received?

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love the rail fence with lattice strips. Makes it less chaotic for me. I will have to consider that as it would tempt me to do a rail fence.

Michelle said...

These quilts are beautiful!

Astrid said...

Great layouts and beautiful quilts.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a feast for the eyes, Cynthia! Thanks for sharing these two additions to your Compassion Quilt program.

scraphappy said...

Both quilts turned out beautifully. I do enjoy the variety of layouts.

Mystic Quilter said...

The addition of the lattice fence really shows off the blocks and the cornerstones perfect.

Susan said...

These both look great. I like that even though the quilts won't be together anywhere, you've made them each different. Probably more interesting for you, but also shows how versatile simple blocks can be. Thanks for sharing what you did. I'm so glad you had such a great response!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

These both look so great - I love how a simple block can be used so many ways - you are a master at variation!

QuiltGranma said...

The second quilt gives the impression of being woven. Beautiful both of them!

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