A poker run is where the riders begin at one point and purchase a poker hand. They can purchase as many as they want. They pick the first card of their hand there, then ride to the next stop and pick another card, and so on. Usually there are five stops on the poker run. At the end of the ride, the high hand and the low hand are the winners. After that, they raffle off items that have been donated to the group. Poker runs are great ways to get everyone out on their bikes to enjoy the outdoors and each others company. It really is like a family gathering!!
So I thought it would be fun to make a small quilt to put into the raffle and this is it!! At the end of this post, you will find the winner of this little quilt!!
I started with the center emblem which is actually cut out of a pair of Harley Davidson boxers we bought, hence the name, Debriefing the Boxer!!
From there, I added a few borders and then squared it up. A few more little borders and I was ready for the outer border which I decided to piece. Sometimes I make things a little more difficult than they need to be!!
After the first pieced border was done, I decided I should stream line the production or I was never going to get this little quilt done in time. (I actually finished hand sewing the hanging sleeve and label onto the back on the day of the ride!!)
I always press my pieces before I open up the seam to press again. The edges seem to be sharper.
And after the flames. This flame design is from the book "From Feathers To Flames" by Leah Day of Day Designs. I purchased the downloadable version and what a great resource for my machine quilting!!! It was fun and easy to do and really makes the quilt!!! Thanks Leah!!
And the winner is: Bob
Take care every one, Happy Quilting and keep those needles sharp!! Martha