Friday, May 24, 2013

President's Houses II

Quilt Documentation # 140

This is the second 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 II
 Yesterday I blogged about this quilt, President's Houses I, here.

President's Houses I

President's Houses II is made up of twelve 12” x 12” blocks. Since blocks made by different individuals do not always measure exactly what it should, I decided to add a skinny border of some of my own hand dyed fabric to each block. That way I could make each block the same size by adjusting the border widths.

I then added wedges in different black and white prints around each block.


The next row of wedges were all checks or plaids arranged to form a long skinny star shapes in between the blocks and around the edges of the quilt.

Instead of a binding, I used the pillowcase method for turning the quilt inside out before doing the quilting. It was a little tricky with all the points, but do-able.


hand embroidered detail

I quilted each block with a different free motion design. 

President's Houses II - back

Happy quilting,


Quilt Name: President's Houses II
Description: House Sampler
Pattern: Original
Size: 50” x 66”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Multi colours
Construction Techniques: 12 “House” blocks set with wedges
Back: Hand dyed muslin
Batting: Polyester
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Date completed:2002
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

1 comment:

Lisa Chin said...

Great solution to having blocks that aren't sized the same! It made for a much more interesting quilt!