I've been working on this quilt for longer than I'd like to remember. It started as a bee block but I wanted it much bigger than the number of blocks I had. It languished for almost a year while I was sidetracked with other projects. It was partially quilted until I decided I hated the quilting and unpicked it all! Finally, a dear friend's daughter announced her wedding plans and I knew that this quilt was the ideal gift for her.
So, since July 1 isn't far away and red and white are iconic colours, I'm calling this Canada 150, my personal homage to my home and country. It isn't perfect, it isn't glamorous, much like Canada itself, but I love it and hope that Kayla will too.
It's a full double bed size quilt so I went for simple quilting. It wasn't easy to wrestle it through the sewing machine, but if done in small doses, it went well.
I like the back too and think it looks very flag like hanging from the clothes line.
I used a thin batting so it is soft, drapes well, and isn't too heavy.
It's not always easy to get a good shot with all the wind we're getting these days!
Happy Canada Day!