Thursday, July 19, 2012

Grey and Red Sampler

Quilt # 96

More documentation!
Grey and Red Sampler
This is the second sampler I made using the quilt as you go technique.
My best bet as to when this was made is the late nineties. I now always add a label or at least sign the front of the quilt with my name and the year.

Lattice was added to each block and each block was quilted individually and then stitched together by machine. 

Grandmother's Flower Garden and Drunkard's Path variation and lattice
Another Drunkard's Path variation and Dutchman's Puzzle
Wild Goose Chase and Ohio Star variation

School House and 6" Sawtooth Stars

Borders were sewn together and added to the blocks.

Grandmother's Flower Garden variation, borders and binding
The back of the quilt had to be stitched by hand around every block and border.  The lattice and borders were then quilted by machine.
This was a lot of work and it was the last quilt I made using this method.

This was also the first quilt where I started keeping track of how many times fabric was used in the making of the blocks. I learned that each fabric should be used equally to have a more unified look and so started experimenting with that in my next sampler “Red, White and Blue Sampler”.
keeping track

This worked well but I came up with the idea that using the same background fabric in all the blocks and also one specific fabric in all the blocks would really make a sampler all come together and get rid of the hodgepodge look that makes a lot of people “dislike” samplers.

That is my “recipe” when teaching sampler classes and it works like a charm.


Quilt Name: Grey and Red Sampler
Description: 25 sampler blocks set with lattice
Pattern: Traditional Sampler
Size: 94” x 94”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: grey, red and navy
Construction Techniques: 12” traditional blocks using different techniques, pieced and/or applique.
Back: 100% cotton paisley print
Batting: polyester
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine, hand quilting on some blocks 
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: no
Label: no
Date completed: ??? late nineties
Maker: Terry Whyte

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