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Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

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    Well, I've started on my patriotic quilt for 2013.

    I saw the Something New Sampler blog hop and decided it would be cool in the Northcott Oh Canada Quilts Of Valour line from 2012. 8 of the 9 blocks are techniques I've never done and one was dione differently so this could be interesting. All 9 blocks finish at 7 x 14.

    Here is block 1.
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    And block 3. Block 2 will be hard for me so I'm waiting until I have completely uninterupted time (ha!)
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    OH W4M! That is gonna be beautiful!!
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    Thanks for the link! I love the log cabin block!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Well, I've started on my patriotic quilt for 2013.

    I saw the Something New Sampler blog hop and decided it would be cool in the Northcott Oh Canada Quilts Of Valour line from 2012. 8 of the 9 blocks are techniques I've never done and one was dione differently so this could be interesting. All 9 blocks finish at 7 x 14.

    Here is block 1.
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    The colors are absolutely gorgeous! The quilt will be wonderful! Can't wait to see it!!

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    W4Me .. Looks like the maple leaves are tumbling down and scattering here and there! Will be interesting to see how yours progresses with the patriotic twist. I like how they are not making the blocks the traditional square sizes ... will make it unique in more ways!
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    And block 2 Folded Block. This was hard as the instructions did not seem to work for the size of background fabric. I had to play with it quite a bit.

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    I can't wait ta see how it comes out.
    Here is another mini I'm workin' on.
    Each square is 1".
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    I'm gonna put a tiny .25 red border then a 1.5" blue border.
    Bev
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    W4Me ... looks like you're having a good quilty weekend! Learning new techniques are good ... think of all the ways you can use them now. I haven't tried the folded method you are using and wonder if it's like when I do the flanges? I was using the Oh Canada QOV red tonight for a PC block and was thinking of you. Wonder? will they have a 2013 addition to their line?

    DublB ... is this a PC block? Love the colours ... of course, your trademark RW+B!
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    I just went and checked ....... Take a look ... I predict that you and I will be off on another buying spree!
    Oh Canada II coming in May 2013!!!
    http://www.northcott.net/?sid=2&layo...86&colorid=966
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    Oh ya'll are gonna have fun shoppin' there!!! Purdy Canadian fabrics!
    QE-Naw, it's not a PC block. I was just playin' around w/my TX scraps. Hmmm I might be able ta make one like it for a PC sub. I'll think about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Oh ya'll are gonna have fun shoppin' there!!! Purdy Canadian fabrics!
    QE-Naw, it's not a PC block. I was just playin' around w/my TX scraps. Hmmm I might be able ta make one like it for a PC sub. I'll think about that.
    Why not just use that one .. finish it to the right size. After all, remember February is only a few days a way, and that's to be your start back on the PC trail!
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    dublb - that looks wonderful. A .25 border? Wow, aren't you ambitious.

    QuiltE - I've already emailed my 2012 QOV source (Along Came Quilting in Alberta) and have also emailed my 2012 source in the US (Back Porch Quilts in Washington state) about a few of the star fabrics for the 2013 USA QOV.

    Looks like I'll be making patriotic quilts well past 2013 now. lol

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    QE - It's too white & not revolutionary war. It wasn't hard & now I have the stuff ta make it again. I used a foundation grid method. I used Solvy paper. The paper is too fiddley, I tried aqua mesh on another block & wow what a difference. I could even do my tute w/this block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    QE - It's too white & not revolutionary war. It wasn't hard & now I have the stuff ta make it again. I used a foundation grid method. I used Solvy paper. The paper is too fiddley, I tried aqua mesh on another block & wow what a difference. I could even do my tute w/this block.
    Have never heard of solvy paper or aqua mesh ... what are these things?
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    Me either, inquiring minds want to know (what is Solvy Paper and Aqua Mesh)????
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Solvy Paper is a water soluble paper. Mostly it is used for PP. Solvy is a thin film stabilizer that is water soluble. AquaMesh is a water soluble stabilizer that has a woven texture. I've been playin' w a technique that uses a pre printed grid on a thin interfacing, only I gotta change things around. LOL I didn't like the fact that the interfacing would stay in place. It was Ok for a wall hangin' but if ya wanted it for something else...well not so good. So I've been playin w/water soluble things & drawin' my own grid. The Aqua Mesh seems ta be the best answer. I'm planin' ta do a tute on it in the next few weeks.
    Bev
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    Thanks DublB ... There's so many different products out there hiding in our stores.
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    Well, I finished blocks 4 and 5 of the Something New blog hop. 4 was sashiko and 5 was reverse applique and I combined the two.

    In keeping with my patriotic theme I used maple leaves and now have a new version of the Canadian flag.
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    Well done, W4Me!!!
    I also can see a whole background sashiko'd with your tesselating leaves.
    I never really noticed the pink/red in that beige fabric before ... adding the red with it, really draws it out.
    Oh how I love the Stonehenge fabrics!
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    Thank you. If I were to do this over again, and I won't, I would use the lighter Oh Canada tan/cream. That way, the sashiko would stand out better. Live and learn. I was just happy the block turned out as planned.

    The original plan was to do one block tesselating leaves and the second block mltiple sizes of the leaf in reverse applique. But, I just couldn't do it the way it was expected of me, now could I?

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    Are we supposed do things the way we are expected too. Not me either! Your block is great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Thank you. If I were to do this over again, and I won't, I would use the lighter Oh Canada tan/cream. That way, the sashiko would stand out better. Live and learn. I was just happy the block turned out as planned.

    The original plan was to do one block tesselating leaves and the second block mltiple sizes of the leaf in reverse applique. But, I just couldn't do it the way it was expected of me, now could I?
    I just went back and looked ... The darker portions of the variegated shows really well, so perhaps if you'd had a solid in that deeper red, you would have been happier.

    We're always "living and learning" ... and if we don't try something, we never discover great things that do work!
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    Yes, live and learn. That was the reason for joining the Something New blog hop. 9 blocks is enough to learn new techniques, finish in a relativelty quick manner and not enough to frustrate the living daylights out of me, so far.

    Here is block 6 trapunto. Once again Oh Canada fabric and the maple leaf motif. I'm really happy with how the motif is working in multiple blocks.
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    Well that's neat! Ya keep learnin' from this li'le project. It's just gonna be awesome!
    Bev
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