Free, easy PDF pattern to download

Using a very basic block, which is also easy to piece together, and repeating it for a whole quilt can create a stunning end result with minimum fuss and stress. This free quilt uses strips from three different solid fabrics to create a striking quilt, but you could also make it from scrappy fabrics creating a completely scrappy look. Alternatively sort your scraps into three colours or tones to achieve a more structured look.

More than one Rail Fence

Did you know the actual Rail Fence block consists of FOUR strips sewn together? I didn’t! Luckily I did a search online before naming this pattern and amended the name accordingly.

The block consisting of just two rectangular pieces in each sub-block is usually referred to as Streak of Lightning (or Endless Stair) block.

Using three rectangular pieces in each sub-block and you need to refer to the block as a Roman Square.


Finally, the block with four strips, is the one which is actually called Rail Fence.

The free pattern

The pattern is available to download for free from my shop.

PS. If you like to make a rectangular quilt, just make more blocks!