At guild a long time ago, I picked up a kit to make a twin sized charity quilt. The Rail Fence pattern needs one dark, one medium and one light. The kit had two darks and a light. So it sat a while.
I had a lot of left overs from the Urban Chickens quilt–strips conveniently 3 1/2 inches wide. Lots of medium, but not a single color. I decided to sew and figure out an arrangement later. I finished the sewing of the blocks at last year’s fall retreat. I delayed a long while because I don’t particularly like trimming blocks and these needed it.
Today I am getting ready for this year’s fall retreat, so finally trimmed. Next comes the fun part, arranging the colors. I started out alternating horizontal rows. I dismantled that before I thought of photos, but trust me, it didn’t look good.
I think because the design moves diagonally that alternating diagonal rows works better. (To echo or to contrast? That is the question. Today the answer was to echo. )I’ll have to stare at it for a while and move a block or two before I pack it up.
It will need a border. I don’t like the fabric from the kit for the border either. I’ll go stash diving later and see what I have that works. I guess that kit will end up making two tops.
Assembly should go fairly quickly. I have one other project kitted and another two planned. Lots of cutting in my week to get ready!