Rainbow Rails

74″ x 92″

Fabric Requirements:

One 40-strip 2 1/2″ strip pack

Click here to order the Gelato Strip pack here. 

White Fabric  – 4 2/3 yards

Backing – 6 yards

Binding – 2/3 yard

Cutting Instructions:

From the white fabric, cut:
(160) 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangles
(25) 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangles
(12) 2 1/2″ strips from the width of fabric, sewn into  (6) 2 1/2″ x 74 1/2″ strips

From the strip pack, cut:
(160) 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangles

Rail Unit

Sew a colored 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangle to a white 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangle. Make 160.
Sew two of the units together to make a Rail unit.
Unit measures 8 1/2” square. Make 80.

Block Assembly

Sew two Rail units together, using the block image as a guide for orientation. Repeat for the two remaining Rail units. Sew the two rows together to complete the block.
Block measures 16 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ unfinished. Make 20.

Quilt Assembly

Layout blocks in rows of four. Sew a 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ strip between each block, and one on each end. Make 5 rows.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 74 1/2″ strip between each row, and one to each end to complete the quilt.

Layer with batting and backing, quilt as desired, and bind.

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Priscilla Miller

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