Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pink Rail Fence Quilt

Out of my scrap bag bundle I bought at the thrift store awhile back I decided to try my hand at a couple scrappy quilts.  I haven't ever made a rail fence quilt and thought this would work well with my "have no actual plan in mind" plan to make a quilt.

For this pink version I added a few pieces from my stash to the ones that were in the bundle. I also bought a thrifted vintage floral sheet that I cut up some to add to the rail fence as well.
 I think I need to just get under that quilt and hang out in the hammock for a bit.

 Front view

 Back view
I had hoped the plaid would be wide enough to use for the entire thing, but alas it wasn't.

 A couple of the strips that I used.
(and something is going on w/ my camera and a cloudy spot)

I debated on the binding and finally felt like this piece would work best.  I knew it would be oh so close to be enough...

....or not.

Luckily I had one little strip leftover that I used to piece it in.  And then my family had a hard time finding it again once I had all the binding done.

Originally I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this quilt.  That is always the dilemma isn't it?  Keep it or not...and who would appreciate it.  Because really, you can't always keep EVERYTHING you make.  After a couple weeks of it sitting around my home I decided that I would go ahead and give it away.  I hope the recipient likes it as much as I think she will.  I do know she is big fan of PINK, so this should make her very happy.

  • Finished size: 62 inches by 82 inches.
  • Rail fence pattern--cut 2 1/2 inch by 12 1/2 inch strips of various fabrics.
  • Sewn in strips of 6 for 12 inch finished block
  • 1" finished sashing between all blocks using light pink cotton.
  • Cut 3" strips for the top borders.
  • Cut 6" strips for the side borders to make is slightly larger.
  • Thrifted pink plaid sheet for the backing--$3, and some from my stash
  • Machine quilted by Lynn in a pretty paisley-ish pattern.


  1. very pretty. Yes, someone who likes pink should love this quilt. Mom

  2. Oh my goodness! I've had that happen with the binding on a quilt before. Nerve racking. Glad you found a tiny piece to finish it off. Fortunately we can always go 'scrappy' if need be...

    1. If the quilt had been staying with me I would not have cared one bit about a scrappy binding. However, contemplating who I was thinking of giving it to she seems to be a little more traditional in that regard, so I was very glad I had that extra little piece.

  3. It's a beautiful quilt, Renae! Very, very pretty.



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