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7/16/09

Cranky Rail Fence Block

cRaNky QuIlt
Rail Fence


Make 6 total blocks.
**I added a spacer between the blocks. You could probably make 7 and have no spacers**
Finished size:
9 inch X 9 inch

1) Cut random pieces out of your fabrics into strips. The strips need to be at least 7 inches long...you can add pieces to get this length too. More scrappy, cranky.
Strips can be cut into any width under 2 ½ inch
You will need a bunch of strips!

2) Take these strips and randomly sew them together. Mix the thick and the thin.
You will need to get these to at least 6 inch wide.


3) Cut these piece to 6 X 7 inch rectangles.
4) Sew 2 of these squares together. You will sew the 6 inch side to the 7 inch side....I know, I know, They will not meet!!! They are not the same size. That is ok.





5) Sew these 2 blocks to another set of 2 blocks. **The centers are totally off, but the edges match!** Cranky, but not cranky.



6) Line up your ruler on the finished block. You need to cut the square to 9X9 inch. You have a choice.....cranky or super cranky...just depends on the placement and angle of the ruler!

7) I put a sashing in between. They were cut 2 inches by 9 inches long.





Finished block- cut cranky style:


Here are some inspirations for you:











More inspirtation from previous blocks:


















Now i told you all that i had a little surprise yesterday didn't i? Well, i am a gal of my word and yup, i have a surprise for you. Did you see that folded quilt at the top of the page...i'll wait, scroll back up and look again.......mmmmmm hey doesn't that look like a Finished quilt? Well, it is!!!

Take a look at the FINISHED Cranky Quilt!!





(i swear, i took these when it was like 93 degrees outside, why is it still blue? i will have to go out again for another round of shots)

can you even believe it though? Quilted and bound. I am not so sure this is cranky after all. I have loved the process of not following any rules, and making up some traditional blocks with a 'cranky' attitude. (really this is how i piece everything---bad habit, hee hee)

Here is the backside. I used a yellow linen type back with just a square of the front fabric in the one corner because i didn't have enough of the yellow. It bugs the honey. Makes him 'cranky'. click on it to make it bigger (really just to see the quilting--- i actually did a really good job on this one, how exciting is that?)
Now, you are going to be given another month to finish up those cranky blocks. I will attempt to show/explain how to put all of those rows together in a non-cranky way in August. Will ya be here? sure....that's what you are saying isn't it?

Now for the goodies for posting pictures in the flickr group. Last month nobody won :( so there will be extra goodies in the booty bag.
I added to the Kansas Troubles 4 1/2 inch square pack another pack (found it while shuffling through some stuff) Same size, maybe more of a christmasy type, but there are quite a few that could be added to the trouble mix just fine.

Trouble on the right, new pack on the left.
1 1/2 inches of packed squares. weeeee!!!!

Send me a pic if you need to -bekntab4(at)yahoo(dot)com--i'll post it for you. That still counts girls. Everyone will have till Sunday night -late.
So finish up those blocks from previous months. Need some help finding the patterns?
Here is the list with the links. Click and sew it!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Toby E. said...

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17/7/09 10:36 AM  

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