You’re invited to a Canada 150 Quilt Along!
Have you ever wanted to quilt using your domestic sewing machine and didn’t know where to start? Has the word “negative space” made you shudder? and are you looking for a quilt to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of confederation? You’ve come to the right place. Please join me for a Quilt Along using my Canada 150 Quilt. It’s a quilt designed using traditional Flying Geese and large individual blocks ( 24″ x 24″ is the biggest ) which provides a workspace for quilting large open spaces using a walking foot. Right, negative space. I like to think the quilt pattern is a transition from traditional to modern quilts.
It’s an easy start up. Follow along as I discuss fabric selection, cutting instructions, making flying geese, constructing the quilt and yes quilting it. Cutting a 24″ x 24″ block may be something your have never done before and I’ll share my process to help get you started. I will be posting here weekly as I make the quilt. Don’t worry, if you can’t start with me or you’ve missed the beginning of the Quilt Along there will be lots of posts for you to follow. I’ll be looking for you to post your progress in our Facebook Group Canada 150 Quilt Along (link here) or on Instagram. Please use the hashtag #canada150quiltalong so we can work together. I don’t know about you but I learn a great deal by seeing other quilters’ work.
I’ve included a bonus pillow pattern with the quilt pattern. The techniques I use can be incorporated in the pillow construction and quilting. You may just want a smaller project to work on. The Pattern and Kit are available in store and online at Modern Bee and the pattern on Craftsy