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Thread: Canadas 150th Anniversary

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    Canadas 150th Anniversary

    Hi, I wanted to make a quilt for Canada's 150th anniversary. I bought the center panel with our flag ,a Mountie and the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, from Northcott Fabrics. They have lots of coordinating fabric which I used to add borders and flying geese. Then added log cabin blocks and using designs from embroiderylibrary.com added some of our national wildlife. The backing is historical newsprint. I sent it out to a longarmer just got it back and added hanging sleeve label and binding. I am submitting to hopefully hang at our Guilds quilt show in May
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    Beautiful job!!!
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    I love your quilt. It is a fine way to express your national pride. The iconic wildlife is a good counterpoint to the panel you started with. The backing and label add to the overall effect. I am sure the quilt show goers will love it.

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    Fantastic job on that beautiful quilt. I bet a local museum would love to have that.

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    What a perfect quilt to celebrate! I enjoyed looking at all the little details you put into it. Happy Aniversary!
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    beautiful job!
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    Very nice way to show your nationality

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    Really nice job! I have the same large panel and some of the same fabrics. Have an intention to make a quilt but haven't gotten beyond the "thinking " stage!
    Good for you to have it completed.
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    SoozieQ, I sent a link to your quilt to some of my Canadian friends and they loved it!
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    That's very very awesome!! Great job and creativity! I bought a few yards of some celebratory fabric put out by Moda I found in our local quilt shop and put together some placemats for my son, nothing as creative as your beautiful quilt.

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    Just perfect!

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    I love what you did with your panel, great quilt!

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    That's a great quilt! Please show it publicly outside of your guild. So many would enjoy it!!

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    It sure honors Canada. Good job.

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    Nice love it

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    That is just a wonderful way to celebrate Canadian pride. Your quilts are always so beautiful.

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    wow, you did a bang-up job on that!!!
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    You did a wonderful job on this quilt!

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    You did a wonderful job, it makes a perfect keepsake quilt to mark Canada's 150th Anniversary!

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    Fabulous quilt, I love it!
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    Looks great.
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    Really attractive

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    Beautiful. BrendaK
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    If you can't give the quilt to a museum, try a local library. Our guild hung a sesquicentennial quilt in the local library and I look at it every time I go there, for I have two bird blocks in it.

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    how cool is that! Not Canadian, but I'd hang it at my house!

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