When you think of Canada what images come to mind? Maple leaves? Inuksuk? Beaver and moose? Mountains, lakes, prairies and forest? It seems that we have it all in this country.
When Northcott asked if I would like to work with their Oh Canada III line of course I said yes.
Some of the fabrics have a fairly large, spread out print. To show it best I wanted to use large pieces so it didn't get too chopped up.
Here's where some design tips come in....
Start with a traditional block and blow it up REALLY BIG.
I started with a block called 5-Spot
I enlarged it to a 42" block which became my quilt centre. I made a change in the corner...instead of a solid square (orange corner square) I made a 4-patch.
Voila...instant quilt design.
Just to mix it up a bit, I rotated the corner piece and got another great design... so I put them both in the same pattern... 2 for 1!
Next time you are making a block, try rotating an element or two before sewing it together, just for fun.
If you need a quick quilt try BIGGIE sizing a block..... You just have to make one.
This pattern is called Coming Home. The poppies remind me of the ones who didn't come home. I have dedicated this one to them and the ones who did come home but suffer in silence. Please consider making a Quilt of Valour for our men who gave, not their life but their quality of life.
Happy Canada Day!!