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.”
I combined this block set on point and another pattern by Lori Smith called “Autumn Trails“. This is the quilt we made:
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:
The quilt top center after the blocks were set on-point:
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:
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:
The top completed:
I began the machine quilting by echo quilting around the border appliques:
Then I stitched in the ditch between the blocks and the setting triangles and quilted curling feathers in all the blocks:
One more look at the completed quilt:
I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior’s So Fine! #50 #434 MISTY BLUE thread for the long arm machine quilting.