I am drawn to quilts with strong graphics. I also like crooked lines! The rail fence is the first quilt I've made from the book. The size was limited by the fabric ... I had a number of French fat quarters purchased at a quilt show and that is what I chose to use. I added a few reds of my own to round out the selection.
I both hand and machine quilt, but this quilt got the machine treatment. I used walking foot and variegated thread, stitching lines 1/2" apart. I have done this before on a couple of other wall quilts and love the texture it creates.