Friday Finish: Kelli’s Rail Fence Quilt

I was talking with my daughter Kelli and made a deal…If she would sew our next Moda Bake Shop project, I would quilt a few of her quilts.  This is one that she brought home for me to work on.  It’s a simple rail fence design made from a jelly roll.  She made this about 3 years ago.  At that time this was one of the hardest quilts she had sewn….She has come a long way!!  She has graduated onto this quilt.

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The quilting design is Pajama Quilter’s Floral Stipple.  It is one of my go to designs now.  The thread is Maxi-Lock® Swirl – Variegated Thread 3,000 yds – #52 Watermelon Sorbet.  Looking at the thread it looks pretty red but next to the tomato color it doesn’t clash.  I know-I know-I say it all the time…I love variegated thread!!

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Just as I was finishing up taking pictures Ruby found me, went over to the quilt and sat exactly as you see her in the photo.  She was dirty from romping around the farm so it’s good she sat where she did.  She is such a good dog.

I love the color combo on this quilt.

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There is no real pattern for this quilt.  Just sew jelly roll strips (or 2 1/2″ strips) together then cut them into 6 1/2″ segments.  Place them alternately one horizontal-one vertical.

We have gotten a question from a reader about this quilt after this original post.  For more information about the construction, please follow this link.

Even though it wasn’t part to the deal I even bound it for her…

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18 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Kelli’s Rail Fence Quilt

  1. Cindy

    It’s amazing how far Kelli has progressed as a quilter. And Ruby has become quite the photo hound. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Carol

    The orange adds such sparkle to the quilt – even in the beginning one can tell she has a keen eye for color placement!

  3. Ranch Wife

    It’s really hard to beat a scrap quilt and this one is no exception – you two make a good team. Well. let me correct that. You THREE – can’t forget Ruby, who seems to know a good quilt when she sees one. Looks like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. So fun to be able to share this quilting passion with Kelli.

  4. Ranch Wife

    It’s really hard to beat a scrap quilt and this one is no exception – you two make a good team. Well. let me correct that. You THREE – can’t forget Ruby, who seems to know a good quilt when she sees one. Looks like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. So fun to be able to share this quilting passion with Kelli.

  5. Ida

    Great colors. Sometimes simple patterns make very striking quilts when the fabric line is a fantastic one. This is one of those times. I love variegated thread too. I don’t use it much though as I tend to stick to white or black. I should buy thread in more colors but I find I like to spend my money on fabric instead. :) Super job on the quilting.

  6. Melissa

    I’m also wondering if it should be 6 inch instead of 6.5. I would love to make a smaller version of this quilt using just one jelly roll!

  7. Cheok

    Hi. Would the rail fence work for 7.5 by 7.5 inch blocks made up of 4 jelly roll strips? I cut them up for another project and have loads of excess. Thanks.

  8. Kelli

    Hello Cheok–If you wanted to use jelly roll strips, I would recommend cutting them to 8 1/2″. If you sew 4 together, you should have a 8 1/2″ square block. If you cut them to 7 1/2″, you will not end up with square blocks which would throw off the layout of the quilt.

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