Wednesday, May 29, 2013

President's Houses IV

Quilt Documentation # 142

President's Houses IV
This is the last 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 IV is made up of four 12” x 12” blocks.
Cathy's house on the rock
My friend, Cathy, made a block of her house on the rock, cut in a circle and appliqued to muslin. I liked the circle so I reversed appliqued a circle to each of the four blocks, using an
analogous colour scheme - Red Orange, Red, Red Purple and Purple.

At some point, I had started a postage stamp quilt (one inch squares) in neutral prints. I reworked it a bit adding some of the reds and used it to fill in the sections around the blocks.

The hardest part of this quilt was deciding on the right shade of neutral for the narrow strips and prairie points. Nothing seem to work until I thought of green being the complimentary of red and chose this beige that has a greenish tinge to it.

skinny border joining all the sections together

This was my first attempt at prairie points so I thought curved corners would be easiest. A bias bleached muslin strip was added over the edge of the quilt and the prairie points.

Prairie Points and quilting
I stitched in the ditch over the designs and then echo quilted around each one. I used invisible thread on the front and a variegated thread that matched the fabric on the back.

President's Houses IV - back

The back of the quilt is a hand dyed muslin.

signed and dated

I blogged about President's Houses I, here
President's Houses I

President's Houses II, here.

President's Houses II

President's Houses III
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network. and Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Happy quilting,


Quilt Name: President's Houses IV
Description: House Sampler
Pattern: Original
Size: 33” x 33”
Fabrics: 100% cotton - muslin
Predominant colours: Multi colours
Construction Techniques: 12 “House” blocks, reversed applique, postage stamp inserts.
Back: Hand dyed muslin
Batting: Polyester
Edge finish: Prairie Points
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Date completed:2005
Inspiration: Blocks received from members when retiring as president of guild
Quilt History: Display at the 2005 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History
Maker: Terry Whyte


Caroline Heinrichs said...

Wow, I obviously missed some of your postings on these beautiful quilts, but the beauty of blogging, I can go back and read more...Popped over from TNTN!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is one fabulous, beautiful quilt

Margaret said...

Lovely work! I especially like the last of the quartet; it has it's own personality. I particularly like the unifying features of the checkerboard and the skinny sashing.

Regina said...

What a great idea to put those houses in circles!

Judy Ferguson said...

Really charming little houses.