Created by: jmn111
Project

Greetings from Canada Quilt

What are you most proud of? The quilting detail: Because the fabrics were "Greetings from Canada" I thought the quilting motif should be a maple leaf. So I found a suitable maple leaf photo and created a single run, running stitch embroidery for the 200 X 200 quilting hoop (the blocks were 8 X 8) - the embroidery worked perfectly. I also scaled it down to 2 X 2 so I could have a small maple leaf in each corner. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The reason I have been piecing the backs of my most recent quilts is because it allows me to get away with a single length of fabric for the backing fabric! My quilts are lap quilts - close to WOF - just a bit over so in order to get away with a single length of cloth, if I add a stripped piece, my fabric is wide enough!

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jmn111 made Greetings from Canada Quilt with:

Creative Quilt Backs

Online Class

Creative Quilt Backs

with Elizabeth Hartman

  • ThimbleBerries: Greetings from Canada Fat Quarter Pack

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The quilting detail: Because the fabrics were "Greetings from Canada" I thought the quilting motif should be a maple leaf. So I found a suitable maple leaf photo and created a single run, running stitch embroidery for the 200 X 200 quilting hoop (the blocks were 8 X 8) - the embroidery worked perfectly. I also scaled it down to 2 X 2 so I could have a small maple leaf in each corner. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The reason I have been piecing the backs of my most recent quilts is because it allows me to get away with a single length of fabric for the backing fabric! My quilts are lap quilts - close to WOF - just a bit over so in order to get away with a single length of cloth, if I add a stripped piece, my fabric is wide enough!

Q&A with jmn111

fancythreads asked:
Beautiful! I like how the narrow strip sets off the blocks and the quilting is great. How fitting to use a maple leaf motif for a Canada memories quilt.
jmn111 answered:
That is the back of the quilt - did you look at the front?

Skill Level

Intermediate