|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.
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
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,