Quilt Documentation # 139
This is the first in a series of four quilts made from blocks received from members of the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild when I retired as president of the guild in 2000.
|President's Houses I|
I divided the blocks into 2 sets of 12, one of 9 and one of 4.
For President's Houses I, I chose the smallest blocks which measured from 6” to 9”. I added grey strips at the tops and bottoms and blue strips to the sides in the courthouse steps design until all the blocks measured 12” x 12”.
Libby Lehman's embroidered ribbons were all the rage and I decided to try that technique and have it looked like the ribbons twisted around the blue “columns” between the blocks.
I machined quilted around the ribbons and a free motion loopy design all over the rest of the quilt.
|tail end of ribbon and binding|
|hand dyed back of President's Houses I|
Three more President's Houses to come!
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.
Quilt Name: President's Houses I
Description: House Sampler
Size: 41” x 49”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Blue, Grey
Construction Techniques: 12 “House” blocks set with Courthouse Step, Ribbon embroidery
Back: Hand dyed muslin
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Inspiration: Blocks received from members when retiring as president of guild
Quilt History: Display at the 2002 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History
Maker: Terry Whyte