Each year Bonnie Hunter has a Leader and Ender challenge. This year, her project is a Checkerboard Rail Fence.
While I may make her project down the line, right now I'm focusing on my own Rail Fence version. I'm doing a two-rail block (color + neutral) with 2"x 3.5"rectangles. These simple units stack up quickly alongside the other projects I'm working on. My goal is to see how many donation quilts I can make with the year's challenge.
So far, I have two finished tops.
They look very much the same even though the mix of scraps is different in each.
They do have different backing/binding fabrics, so I can keep track of how many of them I wind up with!
I also tried different techniques of quilting to see if one was preferable. One has a stairstep pattern of quilting, whereas the other has a simple SITD around the squares.
I have one more stairstep top that I think I will FMQ. I also have a completed windmill top (same units, just set differently) to finish.
I'm thinking I might mix it up a bit when I cut my next pieces--perhaps all bright solids with black? We'll see--right now, I'm having fun with these.
I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 129 at The Quilting Room with Mel .