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    For the Canadian quilters

    and anyone else that might be interested ...

    I found this cool paper pieced pattern of the 150 Year Birthday Logo and thought some of you might want it.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3n...ew?usp=sharing
    K is for Karen 😊​..................
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    #2
    Re: For the Canadian quilters

    That is gorgeous but sure intricate. Have you tried making this?

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      #3
      Re: For the Canadian quilters

      No, I just saw it when I posted it. There are a lot of pieces, but it shouldn't be too hard to do
      K is for Karen 😊​..................
      Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


      Before you speak,
      T - is it TRUE?
      H - is it HELPFUL?
      I - is it INSPIRING?
      N - is it NECESSARY?
      K - is it KIND?

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        #4
        Re: For the Canadian quilters

        Do you know what the unfinished size would be? Thanks for posting btw, Canadian here.

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          #5
          Re: For the Canadian quilters

          I printed it off and you're right, a lot of little pieces but it shouldn't be too difficult to make...it's going on my list of quilts to try. Just gorgeous...I really like the fact that it has the 9 points of a real Canadian Maple Leaf flag.

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            #6
            Re: For the Canadian quilters

            I have not made this but I saw it posted elsewhere. The person had trouble assembling as it does not have seam allowances. It is beautiful though and would love to make it. I am Canadian too.

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              #7
              Re: For the Canadian quilters

              I took a paper piecing class a few years ago and bought an add a quarter ruler to add seam allowances

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                #8
                Re: For the Canadian quilters

                Thanks but that does looks entirely too fiddly and doesn't really look much like a maple leaf in the end in my opinion.

                This year I simply did some crazy quilting with random strips of the cheapest red fabrics I could find. It was done quickly before Canada Day but I've now done some red/white FMQ on it to blend in but look more quilty.

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                For the pattern I simply googled for Canada flag designs. The proportions are listed under Wikipaedia - the white block is twice the width of the red blocks, etc. Then I printed a real flag maple leaf bigger and bigger until it was the size I needed.

                I like the look of it because we are known as a 'cultural mosaic' rather than a 'melting pot' and I think the crazy quilting reflects that

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                  #9
                  Re: For the Canadian quilters

                  Lulu, I love your rendition!

                  That pattern would be easy enough to add seam allowances.....I am going to give it a try. Thanks for posting this Karen.
                  Sandy B.
                  "A heart that gives will never be empty."

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