2013 Relay for Life Quilt

Posted Thursday, April 25th, 2013 in Quilting | Read More

Hicksville Piecemakers, my small quilt group, has made a quilt for Relay for Life each year since 2006. Last year we were given four yards of a bright pink fabric to use in our quilt. We made a black and white Disappearing Nine Patch quilt with the pink in the center block. It was so well received that we decided to use the black and white palette again this year. Each quilter was given a piece of the pink fabric and a fat quarter of white with black polka dots background fabric. We each chose two block patterns and made two 12 inch blocks. Colleen purchased black fabric to frame each block and a white on black print for sashing.

We made our blocks at home and took them to our weekly meeting. As a group, we trimmed them all to 14 1/2 inches. Five of us met on a Saturday to assemble the top. I brought the top home and quilted it, added the binding and made a label. Colleen will hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt.

The quilt is twin sized, 66 1/2 X 82 1/2 inches.

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2012 Quilt for “Relay for Life”

Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2012 in Patterns, Quilting | Read More

Each year my small quilt group, Piecemakers, makes a quilt to be raffled for Relay for Life. The group was given a large piece of bright pink fabric to use in the quilt. We decided to use it with black and white fabric to tone down the bright pink color. Ten of us were given six squares of the pink to use with our own black and white prints. We each made 6 nine patch blocks with the pink in the center square. The nine patches were cut into quarters, turning two quarters 180 degrees and sewn back together. The block is called 9 to 4 or Disappearing Nine Patch.

We added a small flange of the pink fabric between the quilt top and the border. The flange was top stitched to avoid catching it on the machine foot while quilting.

I quilted it with white thread in a  loopy meandering pattern.

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2011 Relay for Life Quilt

Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 in jelly roll, Layer Cake, Piecemakers Quilt Group, Quilting | Read More

Every year Piecemakers quilt group makes a quilt to be raffled for Relay for Life under the leadership of Colleen. This year we each made two 12 inch “Sister’s Choice” blocks and Colleen put them together with sashing between the blocks and around the outside edge. She brought the completed quilt top to me Sunday afternoon to be quilted. I loaded it on my quilt frame on Monday and quilted it today. Colleen will add the binding and hand stitch it to the back of the quilt.

The quilt group will have a booth at the Buckeye Heritage Festival in Hicksville on May 20, 21, and 22 to display the quilt and sell tickets. We will also do demonstrations in the booth such as hand stitching binding on a quilt.

This is a  picture of the Relay quilt  with all the extra backing and batting still attached to the sides.

I will post another picture when the quilt is finished.

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Relay for Life Quilt-2010

Posted Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 in Fabrics, Patterns, Quilt Guilds, Quilting | Read More

This quilt was made by the Piecemakers Quilt Group  for Relay for Life 2010. We worked together at our weekly meetings to make the blocks.  The block pattern is Road to California. Colleen Richter finished the top and I quilted it.  Colleen put the binding on it.

I made this label on my embroidery machine . Colleen framed it with the dark purple fabric and sewed it to the back of the quilt.

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