Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Cool Colored Finish


2016-02-23 17.36.32Yuri and I finished up this rail fence quilt yesterday.  Here he is admiring some of our wavy quilting lines.

IMG_2579And this is what the whole thing looks like.  It’s 63″ x 81″, and the rail blocks are nine inches square.

IMG_2582It’s all from stash, and the colors were completely inspired by this backing fabric I had on hand.

IMG_2581I sort of quilted this backwards.  Visually, I wanted minimal quilting, so I started out using the walking foot for a serpentine stitch in variegated thread down each bar of fabric.  Then I decided that it needed more quilting to withstand use on a bed, so I went back and quilted in all the ditches with invisible thread.  It made it a little wonky, but the result is fine.  A myriad of troubles disappear when a quilt is washed!

IMG_2584This quilt will stay with me.  I was checking out bedding in case some of DS’s friends came home with him, and discovered that I didn’t have a spare twin quilt.  Now I do.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

2 thoughts on “Cool Colored Finish

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stash and February/March Goals | Evening in the Garden Quilts

  2. I love the blocks with the white thrown in.

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