Choose fabrics .. at least 3 light, 3 medium, 3 dark. Can also use 5 of each value or 15 different strips for each value.
Cut 2 1/2 in x WOF ( at least 40 inches)...3 fabrics ..cut 5 strips of each ...... 5 fabrics cut 3 of each
Place strips in 3 bags...one for each value
Sew strip sets....
5 sets.....light, medium, dark
5 sets....medium, light, dark
5 sets... light, dark, medium
Press toward dark.
NO CHEATING...USE WHICHEVER STRIP YOU PULL OUT OF THE BAG.
Second stage of instructions.
Cut strip sets into 6 1/2 in blocks...you should get 6 blocks per strip set.
Place all blocks in bag and mix up
Sew blocks together...horizontal, vertical, horizontal, etc x 9 blocks
Alternate with vertical, horizontal, vertical, etc x 9 blocks
Sew 10 rows total...your construction is the same as the rail fence pattern.
AGAIN....NO CHEATING. SEW WHICHEVER BLOCK YOU PULL OUT OF THE BAG.
Add borders as desired. And your quilt top is finished.
Jul 16 2010, 09:49 PM