Happy Canada Day!!!

July 1

Is Canada Day! And the start of:

Earlier this spring, Jennifer Strauser. an Island Batik ambassador, reached out and asked if any of us would like to do a Quilt of Valor. I said, “yes,” provided I could do a Canadian one. The answer was “yes!” SEW, I knew I would be using only the white and red fabrics. We were all sent a stack (like a layer cake) of red, white, and blue fabric. Along with yardage: a solid white, 2 reds and 3 blues. It was a bit of a challenge to use just the red and white in the package. I did end up using one navy with red poppies on it. Also, I needed to use a red fabric from a stash builder bundle and some white=ish fabric left over from my “Stars on Ice” quilt.

Here is a picture of the stack from the Freedom line:

This quilt is my own pattern “Ivan’s Diamonds” and I’ve made it several times. You can check them out HERE, HERE, and HERE. Although, this is the first time I’ve put a maple leaf in the middle. I used the Artistic Cutter to cut out the Maple Leaf.

Ivan's Diamonds, Quilt of Valour

The quilt will hang in the Quilt of Valour display at the Ladner Car and Quilt Show in August. After that, Lynn, our guild’s Quilts of Valour volunteer, will deliver it to a representative from Quilts of Valour and it will eventually be presented to a past or present member of the Canadian Armed Forces who is ill or injured as a result of their service to Canada.

Here is a close-up of the centre of the quilt. This picture shows the true colours better than the above picture. It is grafitti quilted with a light grey, Aurifil #2600 and Hobbs 80/20 batting. I did bind it with a dark navy as there was not enough red fabric left for binding.

Visit the other blogs in the hop.

Today it’s
Becca Fenstermaker — Pretty Piney
Denise Looney — For the Love of Geese
Gail Sheppard — Quilting Gail You are already HERE! πŸ™‚
Tomorrow, July 2
Pamela Boatright — Pamela Quilts
Anne Wiens —Seams Like a Plan
Wednesday, July 3
Bea Lee —Bea Quilter
Carla Henton — Creatin’ In the Sticks
Thursday, July 4
Emily Leachman — The Darling Dogwood
Joan Kawano — MooseStash Quilting
Jen Strauser – Dizzy Quilter
Friday, July 5
Steph Jacobson — Steph Jacobsen Designshttp://Dizzyquilter.com
Leah Malasky — Quilted Delights
Anja Clyke — Anja Quilts
Maryellen McAuliffe — Mary Mack Made Mine

Disclaimer: The products featured in this Blog post were given to me by Island Batik, and their program partners:  Aurifil, Hobbs Batting & AccuQuilt!

Happy Quilting! 

39 thoughts on “Happy Canada Day!!!

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  5. I have liked this pattern from the first time I saw it. I think it looks great with the maple leaf in the center. What a great Canadian QOV that makes!

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  7. It looks great. That’s an awesome pattern. I struggled with using very little of the blue. I need to put the binding on mine.

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    • Hi Anja!
      Thank you!
      I know what you mean about struggling to use only a little blue. But, it can be done!
      Good luck putting the binding on! You’re almost done!
      Happy Quilting! πŸ™‚


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  10. Love it, and the maple leaf is my favorite part! Though I have to tell you, I’m actually allergic to maple leaves! But fortunately, not ones made out of beautiful batik fabrics!

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