Quilt # 69
Friends is the first of my king size quilts to be documented here. I have a half a dozen or so of them. I now much prefer working in the smaller format of the art quilts.
During the fall of 1997, our guild organized a Round Robin Sampler Exchange. The blocks were made and exchanged during 1998.
I supplied two fabrics, a white on white to be used as the background and a blue flowered print to be used somewhere in each block.
Here close-ups of some of the blocks:
|The blue in the large star point was one of the fabric I supplied|
|Each block is surrounded by a burgundy frame|
I ended up with eleven blocks which made the setting a challenge. Rather than make an extra block I decided to work with those with the help of the book Blockbuster Quilts by Margaret J. Miller. It is my own original setting and I especially like the looks of the checkerboard background.
I designed the quilt on graph paper and then auditioned the blocks on my design wall.
|Auditioning block placement|
This quilt was hand quilted by St. Peter's Quilters of Kirkland Lake, ON.
|Borders and quilting|
|Back of quilt showing quilting|
The label on the back not only documents the history of the quilt but also has the pictures of everyone who made a block (one person made two) but also a sectionl with the name of their blocks and signatures.
I really like my label on this quilt although printing on fabric was fairly new at that time and the pictures have not stood up as well as I would have liked.
Pattern: Original setting – most blocks are traditional made by friends from the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild in a Round Robin Sampler Exchange
Size: 100” x 100”
Fabrics: 100% Cotton
Predominant colours: White, Burgundy, Blue, Gold
Construction Techniques: Sampler Blocks set in an original setting
Back: 100% muslin
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Hand quilted
Quilted by: St. Peter's Quilters, Kirkland Lake, ON
Date completed: 2001
Inspiration: The setting was inspired by Margaret J. Miller's book Blockbuster Quilts
Quilt History: This quilt was displayed in the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild 2002 Annual Quilt Show in May and the Quilt Day 3 in Kirkland Lake in 2005
Maker: Terry Whyte