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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

We ♥ Canada

In my stash are some perfect leftovers to create a quick patriotic project for Canada Day. My quilt "With Glowing Hearts" uses fabrics from The Canadian Cottage Collection by Robyn Pandolph and there are bits and pieces remaining from that project. The red print with maple leaves and the cream with words from O Canada make just the right statement. The mat is basically a rail fence block with an appliquéd centre.
By the way...if you are using a browser which does not support ansii and ascii characters, what you see as a question mark in the title of this post is actually a heart. It is not questionable as to whether I heart Canada :)

We Canada
Finished Size: 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm (12" x 18")
Materials Required:
.25 m (1/4 yd.) red print
.3 m (3/8 yard) cream print
15 cm (4-1/2") fabric for binding
20 cm (8" square) paper backed fusible web
35.5. cm x 50.8 cm (14" x 20") low loft batting
35.5. cm x 50.8 cm (14" x 20") backing
Sewing and quilting thread to match
Cutting Instructions:
Cut 2 red 5" x 12-1/2"
Cut 2 red 2-1/4" x WOF (for binding)
Cut 1 white 9-1/2" x 12-1/2"
Cut 1 red heart using pattern supplied

Sewing Instructions:
Sew white rectangle in between 2 red rectangles along long edges as shown.

Press seams towards red. Apply fusible web to back of 8" square of red following manufacturer's directions. Cut out heart using .pdf pattern found here, remove paper backing and fuse to centre of white. If desired, satin or other decorative stitching may be added around the perimeter of the heart. Layer pieced top on batting and backing and pin baste. Quilt as desired. Trim edges even. Join 2-1/2" binding strips along short ends to form one long strip. Press in half wrong sides together. Sew to front of placemat by machine, flip to back and hand stitch in place.


  1. Thanks for posting this great little project and Happy Canada to you.

  2. I love it too! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  3. Great Canada Day project. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Thank you so so much for the free pattern and Happy Birthday from Bedford Nova Scotia