Colours I associate with my adopted city, and I think many other people do too, are red, white, black and grey. Red and white for the national flag, which you see everywhere here and particularly on Canada Day, when we host the biggest Canada Day party across the country. Our RCMP, affectionately known as the Mounties, and the Governor General's Foot Guards (nicknamed the Googoo Foogoos -- I kid you not!), dress in red and black. Red, white and black are also the colours of our hockey teams: the Senators (boo, hiss -- they are on strike) and the Major Junior team, the 67s (my kids' favourite team).
I did a post about Ottawa and the quilting scene here last year, if that interests you, but here are some of my favourite photos and views of the city:
The best photo I have that shows the colours of this fine city is this one of the Governor General's Foot Guards during the changing of the guard on Parliament Hill this past summer:
I'm very much a rookie at English Paper Piecing, having only done two flower hexies this past summer for my bee, but I'm always game for a challenge. Thanks to Laura and Katy for asking me to participate in this blog hop. What a fun way to see the world with all the participants!
I loved the sprocket block at A Few Scraps, but I wanted to showcase more colours or fabrics so I modified it to this:
Yes, that is totem fabric in the middle hex-ring.
And snowflake fabric 'cause we get lots of snow!
Many thanks to the hubster and Ginette for helping me sort out the colours of that outer hex-ring and diamonds. It was looking dodgy there for a while!
I hope you enjoyed your visit to one of my favourite cities and decide to come back and visit me often!
Be sure to check out the rest of the schedule for the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop:
17 Cyndi @ PrettyBobbins
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18 Charlotte @ Displacement Activity
19 Trudi @ Quilting Prolifically
20 Hadley @ Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle
21 Sara @ Sew Sweetness
22 Janice @ BetterOffThread
23 Rebecca @ MakingRebeccaLynne
24 Diane @ From Blank Pages
25 Bev @ Missy Bee, That's Me
26 Danny @ Mommy For Reals
27 Laura @ MayYourBobbinAlwaysBeFull
28 Nic @ Dragon Rambles
29 Dana @ Sea Sew
Also, you can start planning your own EPP project using a travel photo as your inspiration and link up on November 30th for a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!
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Full details for competition entry can be found here.