Saturday 23 July 2016

We The North Since 1867 - A Work in Progress

Well, I'm clearly on a red and grey kick right now. I designed this quilt last year in honour of Canada's sesquicentennial celebration, which will be next year, and I've been sitting on the design ever since trying to get up the courage to do the foundation paper piecing.

I'm not a fan of foundation paper piecing, or I wasn't until this project. ;)

The palette plus charcoal grey:

The first half - so far so good! 

Loving the value play. 

My 11 year old commented, "Those corners are 'tight,' Mom!" Thanks sweets! :) 

A satin stitched date. 

Ready for basting!

The completed top! I am so thrilled (and relieved) that the paper piecing worked for this design. It turned out as I had envisioned in my head. Yay!

Now for the quilting!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!


  1. Très beau, tout ce rouge.
    La traduction n'est peut être pas bonne: je connais pas le papier de rattache? peut être thermocollant?
    Félicitations. Bonne journée

  2. It's gorgeous!!! Love it!!

  3. Incredible design and a glorious execution!

  4. Fantastic! Your choice of technique was perfect for your design. I love it. Makes me think I am almost too late to start a project for next year. It will be a big one.

  5. You did an outstanding job! It's beautiful.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous MR! I can't wait to see how your quilt it.

  7. iI's very very beautiful!

  8. Oh my goodness!!! It is just gorgeous!!!!!

  9. ohhhhh myyyyyy.... wonderful use of the colors and the gray is just great with all those lovely luscious reds!

  10. This is simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!

  11. Looks amazing - the colours are just stunning! We can't wait for our trip to Canada next year!!

  12. So very nicely done! What a great tribute...

  13. It's beautiful! You did an amazing job.

  14. That is gorgeous M-R!
    Great job!

  15. Hi
    This is a wonderful way to show our thanks for being lucky enough to be born in Canada. Will you at some time plan to share/sell this pattern? I think there are many of us who would love to tackle it and be very proud to display it. Of course you may be planning to enter it into a competition so sharing may not be in your plans right now.
    Thanks for sharing it this way - I love it.

    1. please?
      this is stunning. sensational. incredible.
      i would love to purchase the pattern if you were to ever make it commercially available.

  16. This is an epic design, M-R and you have pulled it off perfectly! Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it. O, CANADA!!!

  17. What a beautiful quilt - excellent workmanship and such a nice tribute to your country's birthday!

  18. Magnifico, bellissimo.....volevo sapere se metterai in vendita il modello o come fare per averlo. Vorrei farlo per mia sorella.......grazie ciao Silvana


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