Patchwork Rail Fence Quilt Ideas
Easy Patchwork Rail Fence Quilt Block
Here are some creative rail fence quilt ideas for your next quilt project. Choose a combination strip & patchwork block that creates a very interesting quilt top. These floral fabrics are fun for a baby quilt or a lovely lap quilt. You can even change up the fabrics and make a child’s ‘I Spy’ quilt. All those little fabric blocks can hold a multitude of secrets to be discovered.
The patchwork rail fence quilt block pictured above is a simple block pattern. It’s a variation of the traditional three rail block. The difference is that two of the rails are pieced with small squares. It’s a creative way to use lots of different fabrics and results in a quilt that makes quite an impact.
How to Combine Multiple Prints in One Quilt
This adorable patchwork rail fence pattern is made with many different floral fabrics. Try this simple color combination method I use to eliminate the potential chaos of a scrap quilt gone wild. Instead, the results are a multitude of fabrics that seem to flow together and look gorgeous.
Since the pink rails are so prominent, color was my determining factor in choosing which other prints to use. Most of the floral strips added to the mix have at least a little pink or purple in them which get plenty of attention next to the bright pink rails.
This is a great way to combine so many different prints and not have a chaotic mess. Once you pick a primary color, or color family, just make sure a bit of that color is in each of the other prints selected. Then all those prints seem to blend together beautifully!
While this is an easy block to make, it’s not for the faint of heart. There are nearly 800 fabric pieces for this baby quilt. More importantly is the many, many seams to match. If that’s more that you’re ready for, give these simpler rail fence quilt patterns a try.
Don’t Miss These Beginner’s Rail Fence Quilt Pattern Ideas
Double Rail Fence Quilt Pattern
Instead of piecing six small patchwork squares, just use three strips to make your block a trio of stacked rails. You’ll still get the same look using longer strips. Download this free double rail fence block pattern.
What makes this pattern easier is that every piece of fabric is cut the same size. Even better is that it can be pieced in long strips and crosscut into individual blocks. That’s a huge time saver if you like to use precuts. Jelly Rolls will save you lots of cutting time for this quilt!
Easiest Rail Fence Quilt Pattern
Here is the easiest rail fence free pattern you can make. This block only has two strips which makes it so quick to sew.
Choose two contrasting colors and cut them into strips. Then sew color pairs together and crosscut into individual blocks. All that’s left is to assemble your quilt by alternating the direction of every other block and it’s finished. This is a very quick quilt project.
Easy Rail Fence Quilt Pattern Using Precuts
Want an even quicker quilt? Instead of strips, start with either 5” or 10” precut squares. Precut squares provide a wonderful mix of colors, prints & patterns that will create a beautiful design.
Choose contrasting fabric pairs from your precut pack. Sew and cut them into two rail fence blocks. To create the rail fence quilt pattern, arrange your blocks in alternating directions.
Precuts create much more interest in your quilt top because you have lots of different fabrics to work with. Your quilt will go together quickly and look beautiful with all those fabulous blocks of color mixed together.
Enjoy These Rail Fence Quilt Ideas
Which ever block you choose, rail fence quilts are fun to make. They are gorgeous when filled with lots of color. Or try a monochromatic look to make more of a statement. Grab some fabric and get started on your rail fence quilt today!