Thursday, April 30, 2015

Canada150 Quilt Pattern


One of the ladies I follow on Instagram had a great idea the other day to turn the new Canada 150 year logo into a paper piecing pattern. You can see and read about the logo here I jumped in and gave it a shot. I think I did pretty well. I've been working on putting one together and I'm pretty happy with the results so far. This is the first pattern I've done like this so please let me know if something isn't right or doesn't make sense. I'm happy to put out an updated version. You can download the pattern for free here. Please let me know your progress and let me see your finished product by using the hashtag #Canada150quiltblock


28 comments:

  1. Neighbor, Thank you for sharing your lovely block to celebrate Canada's 150!

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  2. You did a fabulous job on this block! Thanks for taking the time to do the work on it!

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  3. Thank you....I will try to do it in paper-piecing (which I have only done once before) and I think as an applique too!

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  4. Is there any particular significance to the colors?

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    1. Yes the colours represent Canada's diversity of Canada. 13 points for the 13 provinces and territories.

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  5. Is there any particular significance to the colors?

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  6. When you put the pieces together don't forget the 1/4 inch seam allowance. Great leaf.

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  7. so pretty. thanks for the great pattern

    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  8. so pretty. thanks for the great pattern

    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  9. Thank you Dana. The pattern is lovely. I have put the links for it and a picture in the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild Newsletter for February which will be published at the end of this month. Here is the newsletter link on our blog http://www.mahonebayquiltersguild.com/mbqg-newsletters.html

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  10. Thank you for your wonderful pattern. Do you blog somewhere else now? I'd like to see what you are doing now!

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    1. I'm not much of a blogger and really haven't finished must recently. Most of my stuff is on instagram seasew.dana

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  11. Yes....thank you for creating the pattern! What is the final block size?

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  12. Have posted a picture of your block & the link to your blog on the Queen's Bush Quilters Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/QueensBushQuilters/

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    1. Wonderful! Share away. I'd love to see what everyone does with it.

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  13. I made two in red and white and they both turned out beautiful. Am incorporating it into a red and white Canada quilt I am making. Thankyou.

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    1. I'd love to see the finished project when it is done!

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  14. Thanks for the pattern, it's beautiful! I've just posted my results on my blog if you'd like to have a look, http://crosnestquilting.blogspot.ca/2017/02/canadas-150th.html

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  15. About the designer- Ariana Cuvin from Toronto,Canada. The logo was the winning design in a nation- wide competition. By participating in this contest,young Canadians had the opportunity to participate and contribute in an original way to this important milestone in Canadian history. For more information,consult - Canada.ca/150

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    1. Should be 12x12. I have heard of it coming up short for some people. Maybe different printers? So don't trim down the outside edges until it is complete.

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  17. I think it should be 12 inches finished.

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  18. Thank you for creating the the design in PP. Just finished stitching it. Very pretty.

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  19. sorry not a quilter but do you cut this upside down? So the yellow piece is on the right? looks backwards...thanks

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    1. Paper piecing patterns are done in reverse. As you sew to the wrong side of the paper.

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  20. Thank you for the pattern. Too bad our government makes it such a pain to acquire the logo.

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