Hi friends! Meet Off the Rails. This quilt is my exploration of modern traditionalism in quilts. The ladies over at Simple Simon & Company – have invited everyone to explore the definition of a modern quilt throughout the year with a different theme each month. You can read more about it HERE.
The flat shot better displays the quilt! I took a traditional rail fence block, and changed the size of the block, and length of units cut throughout the quilt. It was a fun puzzle to put together!
After some planning and a lot of math, I sewed my strip sets and got busy cutting the various segments. To save myself a couple headaches, I wrote with a washable marker on each segment, so that I knew exactly which piece was which. I thought about sticky notes, but those never stick to fabric very well.
It went together pretty quickly, all straight seams and a few partial seams to include a few of the vertical pieces. I backed it with a bright yellow fabric, and found the perfect print for the binding. It’s a dot that incorporates both the orange and pink colors. The quilting is a bit of a puzzle too, it was fun to watch it stitch out!
For all my tips on making and attaching a binding, click HERE.
It’s such a fun to make and very dynamic, I thought it was time for a free pattern! To get your copy, click the button below, and fill out the quick form. You will get a link to download the pattern in your email, shortly.
Let me know what you think! I can’t wait to see it in different fabrics, I hope you are inspired to try something new!
Happy Quilting –