Monday, August 24, 2015

Sneak peek 2

Here's another sneak peek at my new book, "Pattern-Free Quilts: Riffs on the Rail Fence Block," just published earlier this month.

Traditionally, rail fence blocks, like those of most quilt patterns, are square.  But they don't have to be...

You could use rectangles, triangles, trapezoids, rhombuses or hexagons instead of squares.  Any of these shapes will fit together neatly, or "tessellate," to cover the entire surface of the quilt.  Here are a few quick sketches of how you might divide these shapes with rails.

As you can see from the sketches, there are a myriad of possibilities for planning a quilt with block/shapes composed of several strips or rails.  That's the point: lots of possibilities, so the quilt you design won't be like anybody else's.

To buy the book, click on the thumbnail picture in the sidebar at right, or HERE.


  1. is the book ever going to be available from Amazon? seems strange that it is an Amazon company but the book is not available from the mothership.

  2. Tonya -- this was a decision on the part of my editor/publisher and me to not list it on Amazon. Crassly, we get more money this way, and we're hoping that we can build enough momentum through our own marketing efforts to sell a bunch of books at a fair price, compared to (perhaps) a bunch more books at a deeply discounted price.

  3. Hi Kathi, any chance of getting the book in Europe (Holland) soon, I would love a copy!

  4. okay. I just wanted the ease of Amazon. doing it this way I need yet another password. no problem.

  5. I love your book! Thanks! -- Cathy Fussell, Columbus, GA, USA