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    I'm looking for a wall hanging pattern with a Canadian theme. I have an Americana one, but being a Canuck, I would really like to find a kit or a pattern depicting "my home and native land".

    Can't find much on Google. Can anybody help?

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    I hate to be cliche, but I've seen amazing, AMAZING Maple Leaf quilts. It's a very easy block, but can be outstanding with great fabrics (and not necessarily red and white - I mean, really, anyone that knows you is going to get the connection, so you don't have to hit them over the head with it. ;) ;) )

    here's a simple rendition, but I know there are more involved ones out there:
    http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/200...af-blocks.html

    And here's some more eye candy :
    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&s...w=1280&bih=610

    Now that I think about it, Judy Martin had a GORGEOUS Maple Leaf quilt in her book "Creative Pattern Book." Fabulous book - worth every penny.

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    What about log cabins with maple leaf blocks? If you design it yourself, it will become Canadian because you are.

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    Thanks, I do know about maple leaf blocks, but I want something like the "Americana" hanging shown below and given to me by my DC.

    She says she can't find a Canadian one similar, either. And she lives up there! So, just thought I'd ask.

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    There is one very similar in a pattern book called "Proud to be Canadian" by Ruffled Elegance. There's a picture of it here... http://lovattquilting.blogspot.com/2...ease-vote.html I couldn't find the actual pattern, but at least you know it's out there! :lol:

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    Thank you, Ghost. Getting closer! Forgot about the Mounties. Would do a flag.

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    Just had to mention, I grew up in NY, so as a kid we went to Canada a lot. I always loved those trips! Last fall I got to visit the Canadian Rockies. I think it must be the most beautiful place on earth! So along with your mountie, throw a couple mountain peaks in there too!

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    Yes, they are beautiful, Debbie! I worked there in Banff many, many years ago. And I remember a lady from NY who said about the Rockies "Is that all they are? I thought they were tall!" I tried to tell her we were not standing at sea level but that just did not take! LOL

    Good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    There is one very similar in a pattern book called "Proud to be Canadian" by Ruffled Elegance. There's a picture of it here... http://lovattquilting.blogspot.com/2...ease-vote.html I couldn't find the actual pattern, but at least you know it's out there! :lol:
    Very cool. And it looks easy enough to recreate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    Thanks, Deema - collecting all these ideas!

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    That blogspot hanging is gorgeous!! The three hearts just shout, TRUE PATRIOT LOVE!!!

    I will be looking for that pattern!

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    The book with the 'O Canada' pattern in it is available here: http://crazyladiesfabrics.com/books.html
    (scroll down, it's at the bottom of the page)

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    Curling rocks, hockey sticks, Tim Horton's cups, mountains.

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    Don't forget CBC. You can make their logo into a quilt block.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    A list of the provincial flowers, you could appliqué
    http://canadaonline.about.com/od/sym...ems-canada.htm

    A list of the birds, with picture links
    http://canadaonline.about.com/od/sym...ems-canada.htm

    Dianne Stevenson does a course on Canadiana, I don't see a picture of it on her site, but here is her link.
    http://www.blackcrowquiltdesigns.com...ns%20Page.html

    Here's a few more ideas
    http://www.canadianquilter.com/photo-gallery/canada-eh!.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Don't forget CBC. You can make their logo into a quilt block.
    Oh sure Easy! You going to make it for me? (CBC) Pretty tho isn't it?

    Linda, your ideas will work, too. Yum, Timmies coffee! Even a Polar Bear!

    Thanks for all the links! Love the ones on the O Canada link. They are beautiful!

    And a big "EH?"

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    If you want to go all out then there all that material archived about the Canadian Olympics and the artwork done for that.

    Just another choice.

    ali

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    Don't forget moose and grain elevators. Maple sugar shacks too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Don't forget CBC. You can make their logo into a quilt block.
    Oh sure Easy! You going to make it for me? (CBC) Pretty tho isn't it?

    Linda, your ideas will work, too. Yum, Timmies coffee! Even a Polar Bear!

    Thanks for all the links! Love the ones on the O Canada link. They are beautiful!

    And a big "EH?"
    Sure you can do it, Kitsie. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Don't forget CBC. You can make their logo into a quilt block.
    Oh sure Easy! You going to make it for me? (CBC) Pretty tho isn't it?

    Linda, your ideas will work, too. Yum, Timmies coffee! Even a Polar Bear!

    Thanks for all the links! Love the ones on the O Canada link. They are beautiful!

    And a big "EH?"
    Sure you can do it, Kitsie. :)
    Can, yes. Want to? Hmmmm, what about a White Spot sign instead? Or are they only in BC?

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    Never heard of White Spot. But if it's something that reminds you of
    Canada, why not? How about poutine? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Never heard of White Spot. But if it's something that reminds you of
    Canada, why not? How about poutine? :-D
    Say what? What part of the great C do you live in?

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    You don't know what's poutine? You really need to come back here and
    we'll show you what's poutine. :wink:
    Actually it's originally from Quebec but they sell it everywhere. It's
    French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.
    I'm in Saskatchewan.

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