12 November, 2012
Maple Leaves Update
So close to getting the Maple Leaves done... I really hoped that they would be done by now and I could show them off on my new design wall. Alas, Hubby's real job is the focus of his time, not the finishing details in the basement. (We're also waiting on a ceiling product that I procrastinated on ordering, so it isn't all his fault.)
As far as I'd planned I have one more leaf to make. That will make 12 in total. And a finished quilt size of 48'' by 72''. This makes it lap size and still rectangular to mimic the flag shape.
For additional colours I've added in yellow and turquoise - in homage to the Ukrainian flag, my cultural heritage. I've also played with value, making some flags in low-volume fabrics for a different look.
In case you were wondering, I am going to set this without any sashing. I'm not keen to add any additional colours and I don't want to use white and take away from the center portion of the flag. It might also be that I have a thing against sashing.
Many folks have asked for a template and pattern for these. I am definitely going to put something together, but it will be at least a month from now. I need to get the house in order and I'd like to actually finish the quilt.
Posted by Cheryl Arkison at 2:00 PM
Labels: quilts, scraps, Sunday Morning Quilts
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I like it, Cheryl! I do, of course, have a particular fondness for the Canadian Flag. Not sure how I would pay homage to my dutch roots, maybe an orange flag? :-)
I love that block and would love to have a copy of it as well :)
ah, this just makes me sigh! Excellent job and I'd not do sashing for the same reasons!
Sashing would indeed detract from the center whites. Twenty-four by twelve are big blocks. Cool.
I love this pattern. And I like that you used different values.
They're really lovely blocks. gorgeous use of colour and value, and I agree - no sashing.
It's going to be a stunner! Really love how it looks so,far :)
I love your Maple Leaf blocks, Cheryl. I am of Canadian ancestry so, have always wanted to incorporate that into a quilt...will be awaiting your tutorial...Julierose
That is just gorgeous! I too would be interested in the pattern :-)
It's looking spectacular Cheryl!
Loving it. And Canadians don't need sashing. We prefer to huddle together for warmth. :-)
You have priorities and vision. I like that about you!
I love it ....I may even get out my old maple leaf quilt I started years ago haha ......
Your Maple leaves are lovely! I'd love to make something like this ~
I love your Canadian flags, how refreshing!! I'll be looking for your pattern/instructions!
Tabatha at BendingPins.com
It's looking great so far; I too would love to have a tute.
you are just too wonderful.
I'm visiting from V and Co. - Love the book. Brilliant!
Absolutely gorgeous colors, I love it!
You have great calves and are awesome.
I love your book! Now I need to sew some stuff to make some scraps, first. I have sewing room envy---your new room is beautiful.
I love your quilt. Have been thinking about doing something similar. The idea of doing it in different colours is fantastic.
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