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.
The quilt is beautiful Joyce. Congrats to all who worked on it. Your quilting is gorgeous!
It is lovely. Perhaps you should tell us where we can send a donation to buy a raffle ticket!
I’m sure this will be a great success. It is just beautiful!
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.
I’m with Judy. Let us know where we can mail in to purchase raffle tickets.