I spent my lunch hours last week cutting pieces for two rail fence quilts. The blocks on the left are cut from 2.5" strips and the blocks on the right are cut from 3" strips. I made 24 of each set although only 22 show in the picture. They may not look like much now, but I plan to manipulate them a bit. This will be a project for my scrap quilting club in August. I have to work a month ahead to provide them with a cutting list.
Now, for the exciting part. Yesterday I pulled red fabrics to make this Pineapple Nine Patch quilt. The design is by Cathy Wierzbicki in a book titled, "Geometric Gems by That Patchwork Place." I've only cut a few units from 5 of the 15 red fabrics I plan to use. The pattern recommends using 12 fabrics but I added a few more in the mix as we scrap quilters tend to do. This is a big quilt and I plan to work on it in stages. Anyone with the book who is interested in working on this project with me, leave a comment. If I get a few requests, I'll make a schedule for us to work on each week with links to the blogs. You must have the book, as I'm not giving cutting or sewing directions. This quilt is so pretty that I want to have one too...
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