Quilt Documentation # 140
This is the second in a series of four quilts made from blocks received from members of the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild when I retired as president of the guild in 2000.
|President's Houses II|
|President's Houses I|
President's Houses II is made up of twelve 12” x 12” blocks. Since blocks made by different individuals do not always measure exactly what it should, I decided to add a skinny border of some of my own hand dyed fabric to each block. That way I could make each block the same size by adjusting the border widths.
I then added wedges in different black and white prints around each block.
The next row of wedges were all checks or plaids arranged to form a long skinny star shapes in between the blocks and around the edges of the quilt.
Instead of a binding, I used the pillowcase method for turning the quilt inside out before doing the quilting. It was a little tricky with all the points, but do-able.
|hand embroidered detail|
I quilted each block with a different free motion design.
|President's Houses II - back|
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Quilt Name: President's Houses II
Description: House Sampler
Size: 50” x 66”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Multi colours
Construction Techniques: 12 “House” blocks set with wedges
Back: Hand dyed muslin
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Inspiration: Blocks received from members when retiring as president of guild
Quilt History: Display at the 2002 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History
Maker: Terry Whyte