Milky Way 9-Patch

 
YOU CAN WIN THIS MAGNIFICENT QUILT!
 
 
Just buy a $5 raffle ticket from any Guild member!
The more tickets you buy, the greater your chance to go home with this gorgeous quilt!
 

 

Specs

Is it old or is it new? It's brand new!

Size: 86" x 89" -- a larger queen-size.

Fabrics

6 yards 1930s reproductions

5-1/2 yards white fabric

5 yards solid colors

5 yards backing fabrics

Professionally longarm-quilted.

Labor

Approx 204 hours, all labor donated.

Value
When you win, it would be a good idea to insure it for approximately $2,400.

 
 

 

But wait, there's more!

The Making of the Milky Way 9-Patch

This Milky Way 9-Patch is brand-new and beautiful! Made by members of Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild, the quilt pattern was published in Darlene Zimmerman's Granny Quilt Decor. Two features stand out in this vintage design: small 9-patch blocks set "on point" and block placement reminiscent of the traditional Trip Around the World.

Construction began in the Spring of 2018 with distribution of little plastic sandwich bags containing starched and carefully cut strips of 1930s repro fabrics in pastel shades.. By June 1st, members had returned 389 Nine-Patch blocks, each 3-1/2" square.

A small weekly sewing group (fantastic quilters!) undertook the task of assembling the blocks. One member added borders; another pieced the back in an appropriate design; a third person made and added 214 Prairie Points. (Wow!)

When all major parts were in place, the quilt was placed into the hands of a member who is a longarm quilter extraordinare. She brought back the most beautiful work! Don't you agree?

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With the quilt, the winner will also receive two pillow shams made with the same 9-Patch blocks and reproduction fabrics.

 

Good luck!

 

 
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