Curved Rails in Batiks for September
In September, we’re making a liberated, cruvey version of a beginner quilter’s classic: Rail Fence.
Ginny made this great example.
Download my block directions here: Curved Rail Quilt Block
This block is a great introduction to cutting and sewing free-hand curves. The blocks are made three, by stacking fabrics, cutting the curves and switching the fabrics.
You’ll need three different Batik fabrics with good contrast to one another so everyone can appreciate the beautiful curves you create and sew.
The MAXIMUM number of blocks you can make for chances in the drawing is NINE. You must use three unique fabrics for each three blocks, or nine different batik fabrics if you make the maximum of nine.
For your blog posts this month, please use these labels:
curved rails – any discussion about curved rail blocks/quilts
sep 2011 photos– for posts containing photos of your curved rail blocks
rails-mailed– for posts after you mail your curved rail blocks
rails-received– for posts when you receive curved rail blocks
For an idea how a bunch of curvy batik rails might look together, here are photos of blocks made by Béatrice, Christa, GInny, Giselle, Joan, Julie, Karen, Kate, Kathie, Laurina, Michelle, Nancy, Pat, Pokey and Shannon.
Although the proportions of this virtual quilt are a little long and the blocks were randomly arranged, it’s a good look at how everyone’s fabric choices and original curves will play together.