Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rail Fence Quilt x 2


Hubby and I are back from a 5 day trip to Door County, Wisconsin.  It was a beautiful area and  a fun vacation  but a bit different, the first time in 27 years that a summer vacation was just the two of us.  Tell you the truth, it took me a day to adjust but we had a great time.  I do think one or two girls will go with us next year on vacation, their summer school/work schedules just did not allow it this year.

On the road trip, I finally got around to hand sewing the binding on this rail fence quilt.



 It is a simple rail fence using two jelly rolls from Tula Pink's Fox Field and some Moda Snow solid yardage.  I saw something similar on Pinterest and liked the way the colors were grouped together

I am teaching this class at my friend's quilt shop, in a couple of weeks.  It is just a 3 hour morning class in a workshop form.  I like her method for classes, you leave with the knowledge of the technique.  Then you can finish the quilt top at home.

This quilt took 2 jelly rolls, which in Free Spirit have fewer pieces than compared to a Moda jelly roll.  For instance, most of Moda's have 40 strips of fabric, this Fox Field had 30 strips.

 My quilt top was quilted by my local long-arm quilter.  Some of you have asked, she charges per square inch.  


I had just a few blocks leftover from this lap size quilt, so I made another baby quilt.


  Another girl baby quilt for my baby quilt stash.  I really need to get busy on some baby boy quilts!




 I did get back to my machine last night and made a maxi skirt plus embroidered two gift items.  Pictures soon of the skirt and on Monday,I will have a post up at Mood Sewing Network.  That will be something in red, which was my last red garment after several new red garments.


22 comments:

  1. I love how you've taken a classic quilting design and made it contemporary with your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing it with us! And ain't it the truth about taking trips without kids -- different but good, but with kids is also good!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra, the fabric does make it fun.

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  2. Lori,
    You are the most amazingly prolific sewer I've ever read about !!! Seriously what is your secret - you work ,garden,see, live life & manage to make so many wonderful things ?????

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    1. Fat fingers meant sew- not see :)

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    2. Thanks, MaryEllen, my husband would tell you I just can't sit still! I work 3-1/2 days so that helps with my extra time.

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  3. You've been cranking out the sewing even with a 5 day vacay! Like MaryEllen asked, how do you do it???

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    1. Thanks, Kyle, my job isn't nearly demanding as your job! The quilts are always ongoing, by the time, I make them, the longarm quilts them and then I bind them, it is a 3-4 month process

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  4. Love the bright colors. It's looks so contemporary.

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    1. thanks, Beth, the colors are fun.

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    2. Thanks, Beth, it is fun fabric.

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  5. So colorful! That will be a fun workshop;-) I've never worked with jelly rolls, did you like using the pre-cut fabric?

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I think it will be fun. I love all the precuts, they are easy to use.

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  6. Love the quilt! You are sure a prolific sewer. I do admire the amount that you sew. Glad to know that you had a good holiday. Always nice to get away but always nice to come home.

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    1. Thanks Donna, I do enjoy my sewing, it is so fun. The quilts are over a few months and I only show them on the blog after they are completely finished. It seems my longarm quilter sends them all back at the same time. So it looks like I am so busy!

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  7. Not only are the colors great but the prints on the fabric are neat!!
    Just lovely!

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    1. Aren't they great prints? Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, my friend just made one in my class and it is gorgeous, too and big - queen size.

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  9. OK. I LOVE that quilt. I am a garment sew-er and have been adamantly NON quilter. But this quilt, with fun prints and colors and simple design has me champing at the bit to find out what a jelly roll is and where I can get one! Seriously, my sister the quilter is going to be thrilled when I call her to set up a time to quilt together. All because of you and your gorgeous quilt!

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    1. Thanks, Becky, I really like to mix garment and quilts. The quilts are relaxing with the no fitting and I can play with the wildest and brightest fabrics! Have fun quilting!

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  10. I was admiring your quilt when my son, aged 8, sat down with me and read the bit about about the long arm quilter. He was mystified and amazed, imagining some strange long-limbed being who makes quilts!

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    1. That is so funny, Megan. My daughter and I just giggle over this t-shirt
      http://www.quilttshirts.com/images2/product-images/medium/long-arm-quilter-medium.jpg

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