Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Red, White and Blue Sampler

Quilt #35

Red, White and Blue Sampler
This sampler is probably the 3rd or 4th sampler quilt I made. It finally got completed in either 2005 or 2006. How do I know? It was displayed at our Guild's 2006 Quilt Show. So without a label that is my best guess. So much easier (and accurate) when a label is attached.

Block Setting 

When teaching sampler classes, I make up blocks along with the students.  Small variations on previously made blocks help students visualize what can be done using any of the techniques.

Striped Eight Point Star

This star block is part of the Y-Seam (Set-in seam) Class along with the Attic Windows Block.

The Circle Wreath is from one of the Applique Classes,  buttonhole stitch on the leaves and how to apply bias strip for circles or curved stems.

Circle Wreath Block

The setting for this quilt is from Judy Martin's The Block Book.

It was long arm machine quilted by Marnie Mascioli of Calico Cat. The name of the quilting pattern is “Dizzy”.

Quilting, Back and Binding


Quilt Name: Red, White and Blue Sampler

Description: Sampler of 20 blocks

Pattern: 12” Blocks - Rail Fence, Sawtooth Star, Honey-Bee, Half-Square Triangles, Schoolhouse, T-Block, Star of Hearts, Square-in-a-Square, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Log Cabin, Ohio Star, Wild Goose Chase var., Attic Windows, Snowball Block, 2 Drunkards Path variations, Circle Wreath, Checkerboard.

Size: 68” x 86”

Fabrics: 100% cotton

Predominant colours: Red, white and blue

Construction Techniques: Templates, strip piecing, hand applique, half-square and quarter-square triangles, english paper piecing, flying geese, paper piecing, diagram assembly, buttonhole stitch, Y-seam construction, drafting T-block, backed applique, curved piecing.
The quilt setting is from Judy Martin's The Block Book.  Four 12" blocks are set around a 6" square,  more 6"squares and 6" friendship stars blocks fill in around the larger blocks.

Back: Off White 100% cotton with small white leaf design, double wide fabric (no seam).

Batting: Hobbs 80/20

Edge finish: Double fold binding in same fabric as back.

Quilting: Long arm machine quilted – pattern name is “Dizzy”.

Quilted by: Marnie Mascioli of Calico Cat

Sleeve: Yes

Label: No

Date completed:2005 or 2006

Inspiration: Traditional blocks

Quilt History: Displayed in the 2006 Quilt Show of the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters Guild

Maker: Terry Whyte

Have a great day,


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