This quilt is a variation of the traditional Rail Fence pattern, which is one of the simplest and quickest quilts that you can make. Each block is made up of strips that run in the same direction. You create an overall design by turning the blocks so that the strips run either horizontally or vertically. The strips in a Rail Fence block can all be the same width—or not. The colors can remain in fixed positions in each block—or not. There are so many variables that even though the Rail Fence design is simple, it is incredibly versatile.
From Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins