The Celebrate - Fêtons 150 had a good month although the numbers are down for the link-ups. That's probably because everyone's slab blocks have been sent to Toronto in preparation for Canada's Biggest Quilt Bee. I don't think that I will be participating, but I hope to visit and take pictures while I'm at Quilt Canada 2017. Your intrepid reporter will bring back photos of all that's happening on the Celebrate - Fêtons 150 front!
May's winner of the Sergeant Sesquicentennial kit from Quilty Pleasures in Orleans is Terry Aske of Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio. Congratulations!
|Sergeant Sesquicentennial from Quilty Pleasures, Orleans Ontario|
More Canada 150 Quilts
In my last Celebrating 150 post of two weeks ago, I posted pictures of the Canada 150 Interguild Exhibit that was shown as part of the Ottawa Valley Quilter's Guild Show - Festival of Quilts 2017.
Now I have another treat - a selection of the quilts made by members of the Ottawa Valley Quilter's Guild. Some of the quilts were made as part of the President's Challenge - to create quilts representing the diversity of Canada. Other quilts below are not from the challenge but represent Canada beautifully (in my opinion).
This quilt is of the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings. It has some lovely, subtle fireworks in the FMQ.
|Parliament by Beth van Wyngaarden|
|Canada 150 by Beth Cameron|
|Glorious Maple Leaf by Beth van Wyngaarden|
|We the North Since 1867 |
by Michèle-Renée Charonneau
These next quilts celebrate the diversity of the geography of Canada.
|Canada - Natural Regions by Beth van Wyngaarden|
|Split Rock by Mary Walsh|
|Fall Foliage in Ontario by Patricia Ibarra|
|From sea to shining sea by Carol Gaudet|
based on the pattern "Windows Across Canada"
by Dianne Milani
|Neutral Lap Quilt - June's OMG|
For my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for June I want to do some free motion quilting on my Neutral Lap Quilt - Take 5 Loves Coffee Milk. It would be nice to finish it, but if I can at least sandwich it and start quilting, I'll be very happy!
What I learned
- When I'm too tired to work on ongoing projects, I'll sometimes play on a small project. That was my completed project and last's post - Classy and Scrappy, a placemat. Then, when I'm too tired to quilt, I read. Bottom line - I'm tired. I really hope that the spring sun will stay a while. I need it :-)
- I've also discovered the joys of English Paper Piecing. I've worked on a few projects using freezer paper templates but so far with mixed results. I need all the help I can get on my accuracy, so I think that these new card stock templates I bought are going to be perfect (I hope!) Working with fun, colourful fabrics makes me happy :-)
|Working with fun, colourful fabrics |
makes me happy :-)
- Canada's Biggest Quilt Bee and Quilt Canada 2017
- Sergeant Sesquicentennial of Quilty Pleasures in Orleans Ontario.
- Celebrating 150 with Quilts, May 18, 2017
- Ottawa Valley Quilter's Guild show - Festival of Quilts 2017
- Neutral Lap Quilt - Take 5 Loves Coffee Milk, April Finishes, April 30, 2017
- Sergeant Sesquicentennial (Finished!) June 4, 2017
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I will be linking this post to the following linking parties: OMG - June Goal Setting Link-up, Free Motion Mavericks, Thread & Needle Thursday, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, Off the Wall Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Slow Sunday Stitching, Main Crush Monday, Monday Making, Moving it Forward Monday, Linky Tuesday,