15 November 2012

Canadian Maple Leaf Quilt Top

I've been busy in the sewing room this week working on a new quilt - yes, finally! I've always wanted to try the Canadian maple leaf design because it's such a recognisable and striking quilt, and the block uses my favourite HST's which I just love! My blocks measure 9" and I've used 2" coins and sashing and a border to finish the top. So it's going to be a nice lap sized quilt. 
 It's my first, of many! handmade Christmas gifts I'm making for friends and family. This one is the biggest, so I thought I'd get this one out the way first :) it's for my nana - who doesn't read this blog ;)

Right, back to the task at hand! I'm planning to get it basted, quilted and have the binding done this week - I'm a super slooooow quilter, so it's quite a task for me, ha! Wish me luck ;)
Hope you're all having a fun week friends. xo

19 comments:

  1. sew pretty!! i LOVE it!!

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  2. So loverly!
    The cool colors are just breezy and light!
    Will be pinning this!

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  3. I love the colours that you have chosen

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  4. Wishing you lots of luck and many happy moments putting the finishing touches on the beautiful project. It's going to be a very special gift!

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  5. V nice, restful colors and nice to see this block in colours other than autumnal.
    Hen x

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  6. What a great lap quilt! As a Canadian, I am partial to the maple leaf blocks ;) Great job! Have fun putting the final touches on it!

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  7. Love the colours of your quilt. The maple leaf block is lovely. Hugs....

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  8. The colors are really stunning! I love traditional patterns.

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  9. Beautiful! I do love the Canadian maple block and the cool colour scheme. What a wonderful gift it will make.
    Have a happy crafty weekend!
    Helen x

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  10. These are definitely my colours! It's beautiful, :)

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  11. That is a very beautiful quilt top, Jessie! I am far behind with my planned Christmas gifts...

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  12. It is so beautiful and I love all the pretty prints!! Your nana is going to love and treasure it! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  13. Fantastic color scheme! I particularly love that bright blue leaf. I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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  14. Pretty!! And this one looks very comfy :D

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  15. I really love all the blues you have used they are so soft and pretty.

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  16. It's so beautiful! Lovely blue colours. I've been very busy last months, but I've read your last posts: I love all the things you have done! Congratulations!

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  17. This is fab! What a combo...maple leaves and blue fabric! So pretty.

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  18. This Canadian LOVES you quilt! :) xo

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