The design started while watching the Quilt Show. Ricky Tims showed how to make this split rail fence block. It's a simple block with a fun little twist. My head started designing this quilt as he is teaching this block.
I thought about the rail name in the block more than the fence. I was raised in coal country in Eastern Kentucky. One thing you notice, I didn't until I moved away, is coal dust is on everything. I had a white car and it was amazing the amount of coal dust that you could wash off the car. So dark gray seemed like the perfect background color. I had a set of Kona modern quilt guild fat quarters and thought those bright colors would be perfect with the gray background. Here is the completed top and I really do love this one!!