The Making of a Raffle Quilt

Our local quilt group was asked to make a raffle quilt to benefit the township’s historical society’s projects. Several of our group had already learned about a nice block called the “Disappearing Four Patch.” Click here to view a helpful tutorial showing how to make the block. I combined this block set on point and another pattern by Lori Smith called “Autumn Trails“. This is the quilt we made:
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Each member of our group made about six blocks to get the 61 blocks we needed. Here are some of the “Disappearing Four Patch” blocks:
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The quilt top center after the blocks were set on-point:
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We decided to use a single fabric for the setting triangles and the border applique background. We decided to use fusible web and a small zig-zag edge stitch to applique the border trees and animals and cabins, etc. Here some of the border pieces after the zig-zag stitching was completed:

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Just two of us were able to complete the applique stitching in less than a week in our spare time 🙂 .
A close-up of a few of the appliques:
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The top completed:
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I began the machine quilting by echo quilting around the border appliques:
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Then I stitched in the ditch between the blocks and the setting triangles and quilted curling feathers in all the blocks:
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One day the light was just right to get some great shots of the quilt from the right side…:
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…. and the back:
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Click here to see a slide show of more images.

One more look at the completed quilt:
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I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior’s So Fine! #50 #434 MISTY BLUE thread for the long arm machine quilting.

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5 Responses to The Making of a Raffle Quilt

  1. Judy Stone says:

    The quilt is beautiful Joyce. Congrats to all who worked on it. Your quilting is gorgeous!

  2. Judy Hansen says:

    It is lovely. Perhaps you should tell us where we can send a donation to buy a raffle ticket!

  3. Lori S says:

    I’m sure this will be a great success. It is just beautiful!

  4. Betty Wilson says:

    I’m just so sure that “the quilt” will be a huge success!!! What a lot of work and imagination as well. You did such a great, great job Joyce, putting that ll together. Thanks as always.

  5. Miss Jean says:

    I’m with Judy. Let us know where we can mail in to purchase raffle tickets.

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