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Thread: rail fence question

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    Senior Member flikkem's Avatar
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    I make lots of these to use up binding strips from our Guild Baby Bee group. I judge each quilt as I make it as to what looks best once I lay out the pieces. Often it's lightest to darkest in the square but not always.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    I just finished a rail fence where I used three colors, and I am wondering if I arranged them in the best order. I had a light fabric (white) and I put it in the middle. I couldn't seem to find any information as to which was the "normal or preferred" order.

    The quilt turned out okay, but I am going to make another with a light purple, darker purple, and a white. I can't decide if I want the white in the middle again.

    I know there are no quilt police, but is there a preferred order? Perhaps one of you will have an expertise in this...

    I'll enclose a picture of the quilt I just made. It is going to charity, and I hope someone finds it "cheerful." I was aiming for youthful. Hope I got that too.

    Thanks,
    Dina
    Mary Jane Flikke

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    One could place them where the pink forms a plus & the green also form a plus. Have made several of the "Interlocking Squares". They too are neet looking. The quilt inspector doesn't want you to give up his quilt.

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    Very sweet. Love the bubblegum pink.

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    Great quilt.....I think you made a good choice.

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    Daddy always said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" I see no reason for change there at all. Beautiful job The purples will be just as great.

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    I love your quilt and inspector! It is bright and the white really showcases the rails.
    And Darren, thanks for your explanation also!

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    Looks nice. I saw one Eleanor Burns did and am trying to construct one...she used 4 shades/prints of yellow and 4 of blues....I was going to use pinks and thinking of using 4 solid shades of pink against 4 prints of pink....what's everyone think of that? I'd say if you want to change yours, I'd go for a more cream than the white if you want to tone down the white, but really, it looks nice as is. Or maybe ad a fourth color.....

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    this is beautiful just the way it is love it... smile.. and the cat is precious... may have a problem giving up the quilt...lol

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    I love it, I'm a pink freak anyway. It's bright and pretty. The pink and green look pretty together.

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    Very pretty, it is bright and cheery, think you picked the right order for this one, but just my opinion.

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