Friday, August 18, 2017

Fetch a Pail of Water ~~ finish

I've been going through blue scraps like an addict. I've used skinny strips for "AmandaJean's QAL," more skinny strips for my version of the QAL, some 2½" strips for a wonky log cabin, and even more of those 2½" strips for a normal log cabin and a rail fence quilt. That's five quilts! Five. 

Front and back. All fabrics from the stash. Guess what? There are still *&%(& some strips and scraps and skinnies. I suppose I'll  never use up all the blue fabric in my stash. I'll just call it now before I go insane from looking at the color blue. 

However, although I'm calling the loss, I should show you the last of those quilts mentioned above. This is the rail fence, an easy pattern that used a pile few 2½" strips but not enough apparently.

I liked the outcome of the quilt photography in North Dakota, so I decided to do something like it here. Adam's truck was in the middle of sitting in the yard. I took several pictures, but couldn't decide between these two, so I'm including both. You can decide which is better.

Strangely, I don't think I've mentioned anything about the quilt top before today. Odd. But there it is, so here we are. Completely finished.

A quick stipple quilting motif and a scrappy binding. No label yet because I didn't know what to name it, but now I have that, too.

          Quilt Stats

Fetch a Pail of Water

40" X 40" 

Scrap fabrics from stash


scrap fabrics 

Rail fence


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Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I love To Fetch a Pail of Water. I am a huge fan of the color blue, so I really adore this quilt. Great photography with the truck. I am just beginning to work on my photography skills for my blog. Have a great weekend! Andrea

Sandra Walker said...

Love it! I am with you on the never-ending blues, both in strips, in scraps, in 2.5" squares, and in yardage, it is the most prolific (and my favourite duh) in my stash. :-) LOVE this might have to whip one up for Syrian refugees... I like it on the truck :-)

Sandy said...

String quilts are great. A good way to use up scraps. That is, unless you have a never-ending supply! Love your photography, too. It gives me some ideas. My photos have gotten boring lately.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on using up some of your blue scraps.

Karen S said...

A great finish to your blue period. Now which colour is coming next?

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

I do love a Fence Rail (though I've never made one!) So crisp. And one has to love scrap busting! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!