Saturday, August 8, 2015








I'm really enjoying making these blocks, very addictive! Here's what has worked for me so far -
Love the free form style, but I found precision matters especially when using plain fabrics. My joining seam lines stood out a bit... maybe the plain fabric is too much contrast? maybe I'm not as precise as I could be? Pressing helped, and using two prints was great!
It's more pleasing to my eye if there is some connection between the two prints in each block, like one little bit of colour repeated. After making a few blocks, I'm now almost decided on having "brown" as my background colour in each block. {This will be interesting, it's not a colour I use much}
And it's definitely time for me to be a bit braver, and make those lengthwise slices just a bit wonkier!

Linda @ kokaquilts


8 comments:

  1. Interesting post Linda - I made a couple of practice blocks intending to go with my Hoffmans and plain contrast fabric. The first block looked great (I thought so) but making a second one , different fabrics I found the solids didn't gel when they up against each other - so a big rethink. I think this block does need two patterned fabrics and the ones you have made are just lovely, I especially love your first block.

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    1. Thank you Maureen! I'm having a lot of fun playing with these blocks, can't stop!

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  2. Those look terrific! Show more of some of the blocks. I love the two large prints together! You're doing great. I've made three of these Rail Fence quilts and I'm thinking of making a fourth... They are THAT addictive!

    Lynne (Millie is the cat)

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    1. Thank you! Ha-ha, I'll post again soon, {and include those close ups you wanted!} Just want to get a few more made to get the feel of where this is going! Wow, three Rail Fence quilts, popping over to your blog now to see!

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  3. I really enjoyed the first set of these wonky, fun Rail Fence blocks and I've got something in mind for them again. Thanks for the inspiration. Your blocks are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Yes I'm having fun, experimenting more with making them a bit more free form!

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  4. Great job love the coneflower fabric

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  5. Precision matters for the final sewing of the blocks for sure. Don't you love that everyone can get their fix and you can be both, free and then little structured in making of this quilt? Those blocks hanging like handkerchiefs looks great!

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Thank you for taking the time!