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Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

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    Muv .... how wonderful! I was thinking of you last night while watching a couple of documentaries of the Queen's life with interview of the Grandchildren (and others). I hope you will show us pics of your quilt as you work along. Please??
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    My American Legion wants to do a Quilts of Valor day. I will post as we get going on this. I LOVE your fabrics for your quilt>

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    Canada Quilt for Breast Cancer Research

    A friend survived Breast Cancer and started a group called Wild Pink Yonder (www.WPY.com) to incorporate her love of horses and desire to raise money for research in Alberta, Canada. I made this quilt for the auction held at the end of the 21 day horse ride through beautiful Alberta:
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    Sounds wonderful Muv. Any photos of the design or fabric yet?

    I managed to get two more rows done of my cross-stitch maple leaf centre for my quilt. Too much else going on right now so I'm glad I issued the challenge to start and, hopefully, finish a new project or I wouldn't be getting anything done on it.

    Beautiful quilt pasovasz. I love the texture of your quilting. The quilting world certainly does a lot for charity and that is great. Will you be doing another one as part of this challenge?

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    Remember, the challenge is to start a NEW patriotic project. If you are already partway through one, that is great, too. We encourage you to finish it with us. And, don't forget, patriotism is a worldwide trait. Let's see more countries repesented.

    Come one, come all. Join in the fun and tell us a little about your country or the reason behind your choice of project and design.

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    Home from retreat, decided on a small project for the table in our Roadtrek. Need to unpack my things & will post a picture of the basic fabrics.

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    I'm in! I have a flag wallhanging I started awhile back that I don't like. It's too big & kind of blah. I've held onto it for several years because I just wasn't sure what to do with it. I have decided to cut it up & put it back together bargello style to look like a waving flag. I'll post it when I'm done! Thanks for the motivation!

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    Name:  Patriotic Challenge 2012001_edited (Small).JPG
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Size:  25.3 KBOkay, here's the fabric I've chosen. I'm 3rd generation Canadian....but DH was born in Germany so will slip in "his" colours too

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    MaggieMay -- we'll look forward to seeing your re-worked UFO! Sometimes those old UFOs just need to take on a new life, don't they?

    ThimbleBug
    ... great fabric ... and now you have me curious what you have planned for your multi-national patriotic project? Good idea to bring together both of your ancestries into this!

    Though I can't help but *pout* when I see such nice Canadian flag fabric ... I haven't been able to find any!
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    Maggiemay - so glad we could assist in the inspritation department. I can't wait to see what you come up with. It sounds fabulous.

    thimblebug - I love your fabrics and think it is great that you will incorporate your husband's country of origin colours. Canada is, after all, a very multinational country.

    QuiltE - one day you may just find a few small pieces of Canada flag fabric coming your way. But, not likely in time for this challenge.

    Keep those new projects, or reworked projects, or UFO's coming.

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    I found that fabric at a LQS http://www.wineberryfabrics.com/wf/home.html I originally bought it to make potholders to take to Germany!

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    So, thimblebug6000, did you have fun at the retreat? Learn anything new?

    Poor QuiltE, Ontario gets all the international fabrics while BC gets the Canadian ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Those quilts are lovely.

    Blue Button, will you be joining us in this challenge and starting a new project?
    I will have to pass on this one. Too many things on my plate right now. Just wanted to share my quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing all the nice quilts.

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    Hi works4me: I did have a great retreat, here is the picture of my batik top so far, I need to see if it fits the bed right down to the floor on the sides then I will decide the next step.Name:  QuiltedBearHarrisonApril2012031 (Small).JPG
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    Probably shouldn't have posted this picture to this thread...but... it's the answer to your question

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    Oh don't worry Works4Me ... I don't want/need any for this project (and won't be starting this project til June after the LQS UFO challenge deadline!)

    I am hoping that I'll see some nice Canadian fabrics in the next month or two in time for Canada Day .... as I want to share some with my PC friends! I saw some flag material on the weekend where the design/print was perfect, though the fabric quality was terrible ... as in one step short of cheesecloth!
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    That is beautiful thimblebug600.

    I guess, if I want to try to find more Canada flag fabric, I'll have to go into a few stores, huh? I'm trying to be good and stay away from temptation.

    4 more cross stitch rows done last night. I have an eye appointment today and thought I might take it to work on while in the waiting room but then figured I might get what-for so I'm taking a book instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    That is beautiful thimblebug600.

    I guess, if I want to try to find more Canada flag fabric, I'll have to go into a few stores, huh? I'm trying to be good and stay away from temptation.

    4 more cross stitch rows done last night. I have an eye appointment today and thought I might take it to work on while in the waiting room but then figured I might get what-for so I'm taking a book instead.
    I'd be more worried that I'd get the wrong x-stitch in the wrong place! I learned a long time ago, that x-stitch was not something to do with confusion around me.

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    Works4Me, you do need haunting the odd store is required to acquire!

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    Not much to show yet, but here are all the colours I will be using, and today I started on the rose's leaves. Keep cheering me on, please, ladies!
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    **cheers**

    Oh
    Muv ... I really do like the colours ... very rich and warm, and with a regal touch to the colour!!
    I'll be watching to see how this progresses. So exciting!

    **more cheers**


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    Well, Muv, you have a cheering section here. I,too, love the richness of the colours. It looks like the work will be quite intricate and I applaud you. Great start.

    Anyone else have some colours or progress to show?

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    I would like to join this challenge... here are some pics of my fabric choices...The pattern I would like to say I have no clue..but actually I do have the first clue to the Bittersweet mystery with AQS I am participating in. It is suppose to be a scrappy...Im doing a controlled scrappy though. Can you see how Im trying to make lil flags in my four patches..lol
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    That looks great Jenniky. Way to combine two threads on the forum into one! I like your large piece of fabric. It is a nice design and, yes, I do see the flag element to the 4 patches.

    Good to have you with us.

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    Now that's being creative JenniKy ... I see the stars and stripes you've vcreated in each block along iwth the antiquated RW+Bs!
    Me too ... I really like that large pieced background fabric, too!
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    Love the colours in your Rose fabrics selection Muv ; the 4 patches idea for a patriotic "flag" is such a neat idea Jenniky. So I took a little time this afternoon and started my center flag, it's 3 x 7 and the whole table topper will be 17 x 14 (approx)Name:  Center Flag 3 by 7001_edited (Small).JPG
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