Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This quilt is finally finished!

I heard of a local group that was in need of some quilts, so I started madly pulling fabrics from my bins. At that point, I didn't really have a plan, just wanted to see what inspiration struck. I had lots of fun fabrics, but it wasn't until I started checking out quick-quilt options that I decided to do the tried-and-true Split Rail Fence.
I thought of making it "on point" (the blocks are set on the diagonal), but I didn't have a lot of fabric left over when I finished cutting the blocks, so I very carefully cut my precious bit of leftover navy fabric - and then realized that I had cut most of the fabric the wrong size, and now didn't have enough to set the blocks on point. So, back to doing just a straight layout. I sewed several strips, and then when I started laying out the strips, I realized that if I turned every other strip "upside down", I'd get an interesting secondary pattern - navy or green pinwheels.
I also no longer had fabric to use for borders or matching binding, so I used some leftover backing fabric, but, as the saying goes, "Finished is better than perfect!" and that's what it is!


  1. It looks great. I love secondary patterns

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  2. I've never heard that saying before, but I like it!! What a beautiful quilt, Jannette! You inspire me!

  3. How beautiful, Jannette! You have been busy, love your quilts.
    Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog!
    Take care, Anja

  4. That is my new favourite saying!!! Better done than perfect. I give you all the credit of course!!