Monday, May 01, 2017

Celebrate - Fêtons 150 in May

April has whizzed by, bringing with it lots of rain and some time to quilt! In Ottawa it looks like May will follow with more rain. If you can't be in the garden, you may as well be playing inside with colours of your own choosing.

Sew Fresh Quilts
Thank you so much for making this blogging event of success. There is so much talent and a lot of it is focused on celebrating Canada's 150th. I can't wait to showcase new ideas and projects each month.

It's time for the April draw. As you may remember, our April prize is a pattern from Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. Thank you Lorna for your generosity.

And our winner this month is Terry Aske of Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio. Congratulations!

Canada 150 Logo 
Designed by Dana Szucs Hayden of SeaSew

Here is my completed Celebrate - Fêtons 150 project for April. I really like the way it came out. I even tried for some "Zendoodle" type embroidery in the title. That was a lot of fun!

Completed Canada 150: 1867 - 2017
Completed Canada 150: 1867 - 2017
Here is the label for this piece. I couldn't resist using the moose - he's so cute!

Moose label on the Canada 150 logo
Moose label on the Canada 150 logo

Canada 150 Related Patterns 

This first pattern is called Ca_na_da Quilt Pattern and is sold by Castilleja Cotton on Craftsy.

For something different, here is a pattern of Sunbonnet Sue in Canada, sold by Seams To Be Sew, also on Craftsy.

Sunbonnet Sue in Canada

Pattern for Glorious and Free by Quilter on Fire
Glorious and Free by Quilter on Fire

Northern Neighbours by Deb Tucker at Studio 180 Designs
Northern Neighbours

Canada Patchwork Map Quilt Pattern from Quilts by Elena

Canada Patchwork Map Quilt by Quilts by Elena

I hope you've enjoyed these varied patterns. There really is so much to choose from.

My One Monthly Goal for May - to finish my Art with Fabric piece. Watch for it on Monday, May 15, 2017,

This month I'll be attending at least one quilt show and I'll tell you how they're celebrating Canada's 150!

May your month be creative and fun!

Related Links
Project Details

Canada 150: 1867-2017
11 1/2" x 16"
Pattern by Dana Szucs Hayden of SeaSew
Materials: cotton solids, embroidery floss
Techniques: foundation paper piecing and embroidery
Linking Parties
I will be linking this post to the May Goal Setting of One Monthly Goal (OMG) as well as other linking parties. Here they are: MOP Monday, Monday Making, Moving it Forward MondayMain Crush MondayLinky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday, Free Motion Mavericks, Off the Wall FridayCan I Get a Whoop Whoop?

I forgot to mention the draw for May. Link up your project or leave a comment on the Celebrate - Fêtons 150 in May posts and you could win a kit of Quilty Pleasure's Sergent Sesquicentennial block.

To download the button, click here.


  1. Thanks for sharing inspiring projects in this fun event!!

    1. Thanks Alida! It's starting to get a little harder to find new patterns, but I'm going to the quilt show this weekend, so should be able to add these to the posts. Thanks for dropping by :-)

  2. Can't wait to see your piece. (I should have joined your hop this year!) Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

    1. Hi Patty, Alida had two Art with Fabric hops last year and she's always looking for participants. At least this month's OMG was something that I had to get done - so no extra stress!

  3. Love the doodled embroidery on your leaf - nice touch! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Susan. That was so much fun to make. Doodling and colouring sure is "in" this year!

  4. What great patterns and projects. I, too, love the moose and have used it a couple of times over the years.


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