I don’t often make auction or raffle quilts. I made an exception recently. My cousin is doing a fundraiser. I donated a quilt. I wanted to try to make something people would be more likely to bid on. I’m not sure it worked or not. When talking to his wife, she thought it would be good to make it red, white, and blue with quotes from President Lincoln.
Well, I didn’t get started on the quote part right away, so I didn’t have time. I have never been able to do iron on very well. Actually, I’m terrible at it. I was going to have the quotes printed at spoonflower.com, but I didn’t have time.
On to Plan B. I was going to sew the quotes myself. After picking some good quotes, I realized that even the short ones were too long for my inexperience and short amount of time. On to Plan C. I decided to go for words instead of quotes. I picked words from the Republican Platform, something I knew the audience would be drawn to.
Then for the red, white and blue. I grabbed two charm packs of Friendship, one of Moda’s Collections for a Cause. It is red, white, and blue, sort of. It is more red, tan, and blue. Then I made it brown by adding a brown border and snowball blocks. I like it. I’m sure it wasn’t what they were thinking, but I hope people like it.
Here is a close up of some the words.
I used my friend’s method to write the words. Here’s a link to her tutorial:
This is the first time I have tried it, so I don’t do it as well. I think it turned out all right.
I still don’t have high hopes for it. Maybe it’s because I live in Utah. People around here would rather quilts themselves than buy them. Any of you found what works with auction and raffle quilts? I would love to know!