Friday, August 12, 2011

Night and Day - Advanced Sampler

Quilt #41

Night and Day - Advanced Sampler

I have taught a beginner sampler class for many years and as a result have made several sampler quilts using variations of the same blocks over and over again.

This quilt was made as a summer project, back in 2005, because I wanted to challenge myself to make more intricate blocks.

My challenges were:
To make two versions of each block, one on dark and one on light background fabric.

Garden Gate Block  (day)

Garden Gate Block (night)

One common fabric (main) and the opposite background were to be used in all the blocks.


I chose two patterns, The Silk Road and Victoria Station from Judy Martin's book The Block Book.

Flying Geese Ring and The Silk Road

The Garden Gate Block is by Dilys Fronks (Garden Gate Quilts).

Garden Gate Block and Mariner's Compass

I designed my own patterns for the three remaining traditional blocks – Mariner's Compass, Flying Geese Ring and Lone Star.

Lone Start and Victoria Station
The Mariner's Compass was adapted from Quilter's Newsletter Magazine article A Few Compasses Among Friends by Gerry Sweem and Susan Rossi.

The lattice and border were made from the same fabric used in the blocks.

Lattice, borders,  quilting

A blue batik for the back of the quilt complements the front and it was long arm quilted by Marnie Mascioli of Calico Cat.

The same batik was used for the binding.

Back of quilt and label

I love this quilt.

Hope you do too, 


Quilt Name: Night and Day – Advanced Sampler
Description: 12 block sampler
Pattern: Block patterns: Judy Martin's (The Block Book) The Silk Road and Victoria Station
Garden Gate Block by Dilys Fronks (Garden Gate Quilts) I designed my own
patterns from traditional blocks – Mariner's Compass, Flying Greese Ring and Lone
Size: 58” x 72”
Fabrics: Batiks and 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Blue, brown, yellow, white
Construction Techniques: Intricate piecing, templates, inseams, reverse applique stitched on top of a pieced background, paper piecing, curved piecing, strip piecing.
Back: Batik
Batting: 80/20 Hobbs
Edge finish:Double fold french binding
Quilting: Long-arm machine quilted
Quilted by: Marnie Mascioli from Calico Cat
Sleeve: yes
Label: Yes
Date completed: 2006
Quilt History: Displayed at the 2007 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters Guild Show. Used as class sample.
Maker: Terry Whyte

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning study of forms and colors that makes us travel far, far away...