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    Junior Member Bataplai's Avatar
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    I like it the way you've done it... I think the white in the middle puts more separation between the pink and green which makes them pop more.
    When I want to see how a quilt will look, I 'draw' it up in MS Publisher (could also use PowerPoint). It's easy with squares and rectangles.

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    I just finished a Split Rail Fence with diamonds for as a baby quilt. Found it on the Missouri Star Quilt site/videos.
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    Love your quilt.
    The beauty of rail-fence is there's so many different looks you can achieve.

    Just finishing up this rail-fence.



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    Here's a picture of my very first quilt.
    As you can see, I didn't lay the rail-fence in the traditional manner.


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    Love it, you did great. Looks good to me and I would have put the white in the middle too. I did a three rail fence and loved it. It is a great pattern and easy to do.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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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,
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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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    Very pretty. That is a good question but I don't think there is wrong way. I would have done it just like you did.
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    I am on my first fence rail quilt... Hope it turns out this nice....

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    Your rail fence turned out very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiree View Post
    Love your pink and green! Here's a link showing different layouts of Rail Fence. Some are even in purples.

    http://www.generations-quilt-pattern...t-pattern.html
    Thanks for this link, I have book marked it for future reference ...jj

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    What a great quilt someone will love to cuddle with it and hopefully realize the love put into it.

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    Dina,
    that is a very pretty cheerful quilt...I think the right way is the way you want it to be!
    Cute cat, too
    Blessed Be
    Darlene

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    Very pretty, it's done perfectly!
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    it looks great, you can do anything you like, I like to try different things with that pattern
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Thanks again, everyone. I haven't started on the purple one yet, other than having the strips cut out. I did use colored pencils and graph yesterday to try to figure out the order I want. I am still undecided though. Once I finish sandwiching the quilt I am on, I will dive into the purple one. My sister has offered to put my colors in her computer ...phooey, I can't recall what the program is called, Q something or other. I will probably take her up on that before I proceed.

    What is really neat is that I have "visions of quilts dancing in my head." This is new for me, having more than one quilt idea going at a time. I like it. Maybe I am maturing as a quilter? (I have only been quilting 3 years, not like my expert sis who has been at it 13 years and teaches classes.) It used to scare me to select fabric, and I am starting to enjoy it!!

    Dina

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    Thanks again! I have decided to go purple, purple, and white.

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