Monday, February 10, 2014

Fab 4 Quilt Along Progress

Love is like a flower, give it time and it will grow  
John Lennon 

I hope by now that some of you are making some progress on the Quilt Along.  I thought I would share a few pictures of what I have been up to.

This one I cut separate pieces for.

For this one I have used the strip piecing technique.
A 5 1/2" square ruler comes in handy!

Make sure you consider your color placement in the rail units.

It can make a dramatic difference in this layout.

Here is a different colorway.

Which way do you think looks the best?

Of course if you choose this layout there is a different emphasis
and fabric focus of where the eye is drawn.  I joined this one in 
rows and I plan to add one more to this one and then I think it 
will be a good size for a table topper 25" x 25".  I may add a 
border to it.  Do you think it needs one?

One method of putting the blocks together is to join them 
into four patch blocks.  Pay close attention to the way 
everything is turned because it will make a difference.

Linking with:  Patchwork Times and Stitch by Stitch


  1. the first time I made a rail fence quilt I didn't pay attention to the values. You are so right to provide that reminder. I like the ladder effect, but I also like your combo with 4-patch. the second from the end, blue, black rust, gold--looks great. Almost an optical illusion with the rails floating.

  2. I like your rails and blue/white 4 patches one!

  3. I have not started yet but promise I will get going on this soon! have been busy doing some blocks for Little Island quilting which go to make up quilts for children in Mexico.

  4. today (wednesday) I have been through my scraps and have collected enough to make this but it will be very random as I have used so many different fabrics, will this work okay please. i might start assembling later today as they are cluttering up the kitchen table all arranged and ready to join up

  5. You are busy Patricia, I like the last version the best so far :)


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