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.
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.
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.
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|
Quilt Name: President's Houses IV
Description: House Sampler
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
Edge finish: Prairie Points
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 2005 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters' Guild Show, at Museum of Northern History
Maker: Terry Whyte