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Rainbow colors always make me happy and this little baby quilt made with the Rainbow Rail Fence block was the perfect quilt to make!
Rainbow Rail Fence Quilt Tutorial
Quilt Size: 48″ x 64″
Today I am sharing a beautiful, fast and easy quilt tutorial – the Rainbow Rail Fence Quilt tutorial. You can easily make this quilt with any 2½” strip pack or you could cut up fat quarters or fabrics in your stash.
I have some new fabrics from Island Batik that I think I’ll use to make this again as my granddaughters love it.
I even have a photo of Sadie on the quilt! Can you guess who she is looking at? Yep, Builder Bob, this was the only time we ever let her hair get this long. She is so much cuter with a puppy cut!
Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek at my cute little granddaughters laying on my new quilt made with a Snack Pack of Marblehead Global Brights by Ro Gregg. There are 42 – 2 ½” strips in the snack pack……how about a tutorial! You could also use a jelly roll or just cut some 2 ½” strips by the width of fabric you have in your stash.
This bright and beautiful quilt puts a twist on the traditional rail fence quilt block.
You will need:
- 1 – Snack Pack Marblehead Global Brights
- 1 fat quarter for the center section sub-cut to 12 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” squares
- 3 yards for backing and binding
Use a ¼” seam allowance.
Choose 3 colors of the your strips.
Each block uses 3 – 2 ½” strips and 1 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” square.
Sew the 3 strips of fabric together and then sub cut them into four 10 ½” sections.
- The blocks have partial seams but are easy to sew.
- Match up one size of the 4 ½” center square with your strip section.
- Stitch half way done the 4 ½” block ( I have it folded in the photo to show where I stopped).
- Press your seams to the dark fabric.
The following photos shows the way to add the other strip sets. Note: I went around counter-clockwise…..whichever way you go……do the same with all the blocks.
When you sew the final seam you will be starting at an end and stitching to the middle of the center block. I like to stitch a couple stitches into the first seam and then back-stitch.
Here is your finished block – make sure you sew all blocks the same way.
Make all of your blocks and then sew them together. It is very easy and you only have to match the blocks….no other seams.
I almost made 2 baby quilts….wouldn’t they be cute! The size would be 32 x 48.
I just did some free-motion quilting on my 15-91 vintage Singer. For the binding I used my machine binding tutorial.
It is so nice to have weather nice enough to take photos down by the river! This was a fast and easy quilt to make.
I thought I would update this post to show a photo of Mr. Mickey on the Rainbow Rail Fence quilt. Be sure to read more about our newest addition to the family.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you are looking for all kinds of free quilt tutorials you should visit FaveQuilts. This quilt tutorial is featured in their new and improved fat quarter patterns.
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