In September I posted about doing a Fun, Fast, and Liberated rail fence quilt inspired by Gwen Marston’s book Liberated Quiltmaking. I finished quilting it yesterday on SuziQ (aka my Bernina Q 24) and finished the binding this am. The colors for this quilt were inspired by the dessert southwest…the adobe colors along with the reds, blues and turquoise. The border was quilted to look like a wood frame surrounded by tiles using a variegated King Tut thread. Up close, I thought it would look too busy, but you really don’t notice the variegation from a distance. This was such a fun quilt to do, both the piecing and the whimsical quilting (see the close up). I love the colors! This quilt makes me smile!
I still need to finish the 5 pieces I created at the retreat at MISA with Gwen and Pam Beale, and then will post those. I have a lot of UFO’s to work on, and although I’m itching to do something new, I have to stay focused on finishing what I’ve already started. Stay on TASK will be my motto for the rest of December!
2 thoughts on “Liberated Rail Fence”
This is such a great quilt, Jackie! It all works together, each element in harmony with the other: the colors, the shapes, the quilting. Gwen and Pam would be so pleased!
Thanks, Karen! I will have to send Gwen a picture of it. I think she would like the color pallet!