Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rail Fence for Charity

Have you seen Crazy Mom Quilts Charity QAL? She is doing her QAL for charity and all quilts are welcome, not just the Rail Fence pattern. They are being sent to Margaret's Hope Chest. 

The Rail Fence is the tutorial she gave so I followed along and made this 'boy' quilt. It was a great use of scraps and yardage and came together so quickly!

Here's a close up so you can see some of the fabrics I used. My 5 yr old was particularly smitten with those robots!

I bound this completely by machine using this technique and I loved it. It was quick and easy and I feel like my quilt is more stable which I prefer when I don't know who will be caring for it.  You can see both the front and backs of my binding in the above photo and see how clean it looks.

I totally forgot to piece my label on the back! I don't often forget that step, but I guess because I had all these great big pieces, I was excited about how easy it was going to be and it never occurred to me. I will probably hand sew a label before I mail it.

I did a simple wavy line quilting across the whole thing. My daughter helped me with this stage. I put the pedal up on the table for her to push and she was thrilled!

I was a bit nervous about how this would come together, but I'm thrilled with the results. Hopefully this quilt will make some little boy (or girl!) happy!!

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: none
Pattern: Rail Fence
Fabrics: Scrappy from stash
Finished size: 54" x66"
Finished: 6/8/14


✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This quilt turned out so nice! I like the bright colors in the top. How fun your daughter got to push the pedal for the quilting!

Marci Girl said...

It is beautiful and such a thoughtful thing for you to do! I love doing machine stitched binding now, it feels so much sturdier, especially on kids quilts!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the fabrics and colors. WOnderful little boy quilt!

Denise in PA said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Katy Cameron said...

This looks great, and I'm sure some child will be thrilled to receive it!

Karen @runsewfun said...

Great job mixing up all the fabrics for a really happy quilt! I love that your daughter got to help. A great lesson in how fun giving back can be.

Hannah S. said...

Split-rail fences are really quick quilts!

(I like the robot fabric, too. Actually all the fabric! They go together well.)

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Such a pretty quilt! I need to remember that pattern. It really is great for scraps!


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