Saturday, April 08, 2017

A Canada 150 Quilt Along

There's been a fair bit of Canada 150 stuff in my blog lately, and here's another little nugget (you only turn 150 once, right?). This week I received an email from the gals at Modern Bee with an invitation to join the Canada 150 Quilt Along with Lorna Costantini. She has designed an original pattern to commemorate the occasion and created a Facebook group with step-by-step tutorials where less experienced quilters can follow and/or share your progress. Easy peasy.

This is one that you quilt using your domestic sewing machine. Large individual blocks (24 x 24" is the largest) give you lots of room for quilting large open negative spaces using your walking foot. It's finished off with a few appliquéd elements and large stitch hand quilting.

If you prefer a smaller project, she's designed this matching pillow as a bonus.

The quilt and pillow can be admired at Modern Bee's shop and the patterns (both printed and PDF download) and kit can also be purchased online here. And, just to sweeten the deal, there's free shipping on Canadian orders over $100.

I like this quilt because it strays from using only red and white fabrics yet it is still very Canadian - think those Canada Flying Geese have anything to do with it?

So if you are keen to join in the fun and celebration of an important Canadian milestone and make a memorable, treasured family heirloom, have at it....M


Kyle said...

Those are some great patterns for the Canadian 150th commemoration. The pillow is super cute.

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This has to be one of the most gorgeous quilts ever! Nothing expresses love for Canada better than this quilt. Cheerio!