Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It started as a Rail Fence pattern ! ! !

I was going to make a rail fence lap quilt using earth tones and white jelly roll strips that I have had in my fabric stash for quite a while.

  I made the strips using 2 dark and a white strip. It looked so boring.  I just could not make it as a rail fence so I cut them into squares and put them right side together making sure the lines were perpendicular.  I sewed all around the square and cut it into 4 triangles and pressed them open.    This is what I ended up with.

It made an unusual block.  I sewed them all together and ended up with this! 

I used the extra strips to make the border.  I think it looks pretty good.
It is about 45" x 43".  

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