Canada 150

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After doing a custom ordered Canada themed quilt earlier this year, I wanted to grab some more of the “With Glowing Hearts” fabric to make a couple of baby quilts.  I thought they might be a popular gift choice for little ones born in this year of Canada’s 150th birthday.  So I found a few pieces online; the fabric was pretty much sold out everywhere as I’m usually a bit behind on the newest thing!

I quilted the baby one with an edge to edge geometric stitching pattern to give it a modern look and keep it gender neutral. I stitched some words from our national anthem into the top right corner of the border, and added a red section near the bottom left into which I stitched “Canada 150”.  I really enjoy stitching this geometric design because it fills in quickly and is both adaptable and forgiving 🙂

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It sold the day I finished and advertised it, purchased by someone about to become a grandma!

The lap quilt has the same geometric design in the centre section, with a couple of fun border stitching patterns: a square spiral chain, and a wavy triangle filler I first saw during an Angela Walters class.

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I’m very fond of the red and turquoise color combo in this and several other fabric lines!

The back shows the quilting more clearly.

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I decided to do a video showing how I stitched out these geometric patterns for anyone who hasn’t tried them yet, so check it out below if you’re interested!  I didn’t include the wavy triangle design because Angela has a class which includes a lesson that one, so I don’t want to infringe on that 🙂

For now, I’m back to working on another variation of the appliquéd leaf quilts I’ve shown you in the past.  Until next time …

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