Do you see the stick figures in these pics of my quilt? To me they’re doing cartwheels. And so was I when I made it in Joe Cunningham’s Craftsy class – Pattern Free Quilting. Joe really helped me step out of my comfort zone. It was the first time I ever made a quilt without knowing what it would look like when it was finished. It was fast to make and sooo fun.
Joe has a quick and creative way to make the Rail Fence blocks which are the basis for the quilt. Then he shows you how to systematically make choices to arrange the blocks into a design that you find pleasing. I free motion quilted straight lines in both directions, varying the spaces between the lines. The top fabrics are both 100% cotton while the back and binding are 100% white cotton flannel ~ so nice to snuggle under.
It finished at 36″square. Which is interesting because if you look at the two photos, the quilt on the right looks more rectangular than the one on the left. You also see this optical illusion in person depending on which way you turn the quilt!