Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tiger Stripes

My son wanted a tiger-striped quilt in purple and gold as a graduation present from LSU. I immediately thought of the freely cut rail fence variation in Cultural Fusion Quilts.

Free-hand cut strips of purple and gold create a rail fence variation in this quilt.
Tiger Stripes in purple and gold LSU colors.
Several of these were fat quarters. FYI: you can get seventeen blocks from two fat quarters rather than the sixteen needed here. Two fabrics were less than a fat quarter so I pieced some rails to finish the 16-patch design.

I quilted two sports chants in cursive on the gold rails: "Hold that tiger" and "Geaux Tigers." You need heavier thread for words to be visible. This is 50-weight 3-ply Gutermann cotton thread. Superior's King Tut would be good also. This was so much fun. I need to use cursive again soon.

Purple and gold fabrics in a rail fence pattern.
Tiger Stripes, detail showing "Geaux Tigers" quilted in cursive.
You can read more about it here.

Thanks again, Sujata!


  1. Oh this is a beauty Ann, such lovely fabrics!

  2. Ann, I absolutely love this quilt. It is vibrant. Soul you please post it on cultural fusion Flickr group too? I need to get better at putting these quilts out there. They deserve the attention from wider audience.

  3. LOVE THIS! Just awesome.

    Lynne (Millie is the cat)

  4. Freeform cutting? Mmmmm sounds scary to me, but would be good for my to try. I'm far too precise for my own good!

    1. Give it a try! It is so freeing you will make more than just one quilt like many of us have done :)

    2. I've ordered your book and promise to give your methods a try! I find that the older I get, the more willing I am to try new techniques.


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