Friday, November 11, 2016

The Canadian Sampler

We are very excited to bring you The Canadian Sampler - our very special block of the month program to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary! 
This quilt is truly a labour of love from the designers who designed the quilt blocks, the quilter who quilted our sampler and all of us at Sew Sisters. We are so happy and proud to bring you this beautiful quilt and wonderful program.


   

Earlier this year we invited 20 amazing Canadian designers to each design a red and white quilt block to celebrate our great nation. The designers created a 12" red and white quilt block that expressed their love for our beautiful country. They made maple leaves and flying geese, star blocks and snowflakes, inuksuit and grain elevators. They drew inspiration from the seasons, the cities they live in, and the towns they visited. They showcased Canada's beauty, strength and rich heritage. They created blocks with great care and generosity and we are honoured to bring you their beautiful work.

The Canadian Sampler has 20, 12" quilt blocks that are traditionally pieced using two colors - red and white. The skill levels required to make this quilt vary from experienced beginner to intermediate quilter. A mix of modern and traditional blocks, The Canadian Sampler comes together beautifully with a simple corner stone setting. We have used Northcott's ColorWorks Premium Solids to make this quilt.

The quilt measures approximately 58" X 72".

Click here for more details and register to make The Canadian Sampler 

These are the wonderful Designers who designed these gorgeous quilt blocks for The Canadian Sampler. You will hear more about them and their quilt blocks during the course of the program.

This quilt was quilted by Cheryl Smith from Magpie Artworks.

3 comments:

Rosa said...

Looks fantastic!

Liz Bess said...

I wish I could afford to join the club and make this! I have an aunt who would love this, she is French Canadian

justbe said...

Let us know who did which block.