Out of the blue, I was thinking about the split rail fence quilt block. It looks something like this:
Maybe it's just me, but doesn't that look more like a privacy fence? You be the judge...
So then I sat down to draft my own split rail fence block. And it quickly turned into a whole quilt! So here you have it. My Crooked Fence:
creative cutting? Yep, it was for this one!) I also pieced the label into the back - much easier than trying to do it at the end, but you have to be ready to name your quilt early in the game!
this blog as a guide at first, then started looking at our cabinets and wood trim when I needed other ideas.
|(you can see it best on the back)|
|some of my favorite "rails"|
And then, because I really wanted to name the quilt "Bird on a Crooked Fence," I added a bird!
|see it up there? top right? (I know, the yellow doesn't stand out too much in this photo!)|
I added a little sun,
|I used 1 strand of yellow thread and 1 strand of orange.|
and a little speech bubble for the bird.
I got so carried away that I did the hand quilting and all of the binding in about 36 hours..my hand turned into a claw! But it was worth it. It's all packed up a ready to ship out in the morning!
So here are the stats:
SIZE: about 40" x 60"
FABRICS: Tufted Tweets (Laurie Wisbrun), Bird Tree (Saffron Craig), Sandalwood (Amy Butler), Kona solid from Purple People Eater bundle, Go By Bike (Erin McMorris), Bloom (Wodland Delight, Paula Prass)
BATTING: 50% bamboo, 50% organic cotton
BINDING and BACKING: fabrics from JoAnn that I did not note the names of (the darker purple on the back is a Kona...maybe Iris?)
Olivia LOVES to read. (Hence the bird looking for a bookworm!) I figure she can use this quilt to lay in the grass and read in the summer, and snuggle up on the couch and read in the winter. I hope she loves it!!