Sunday, May 27, 2018

Diamond Railfence Completed!

A few years ago I stitched up this pretty railfence using Petal by Aneela Hoey.  I love the color combinations in this collection of prints.  I think the pattern is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company and is one of Jenny Doan's Friday video tutorials.  

After quilting I auditioned MANY fabrics for the binding and finally settled on a flange binding.  I love how this navy and white stripe frames the quilt.  The contrast of the soft pink just works so well.

As there is yellow in this quilt, I decided to go with a yellow backing.  Yellow is one of my favorite colors and I use it often.  It is a ray of sunshine and a happy color in my mind.  I quilted this top very densely on my domestic sewing machine.  About 10" into the quilting I did seriously wonder what I was thinking.  I went through many bobbins of thread.  I do love the texture though.

You can see the diamonds nicely in this photo.  

I am super happy to have ticked a UFO off the list of many quilt tops waiting to be quilted.  Now to find the next one to quilt.  

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Congratulations! It is fabulous! Love, love the binding. I need to try this flange thing one of these days. ;^)

    1. Hi Chantal
      Thanks for the lovely comment. It is easier than you think. Cut your main binding strips at 1.5". Join them all together like normal. Cut the "flange piece at 1.75" and join them end to end like normal. Then sew the two long strips together. When you iron the stitched strip in half, the flange appears as it was cut wider then the main fabric. Stitch it to the wrong side of the quilt - flange fabric up. Then flip it over to the front of the quilt and machine stitch it down at the junction of the flange and main binding.

      I hope this works for you.

  2. A super cute variation on a classic block. You did choose fun fabrics and the flange binding added one more element of whimsy.

  3. Congrats again on that finish! It was definitely worth all those bobbins! The flange and striped binding were perfect finishing touches.

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