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Monday, 26 March 2012

Maple Leaf Quilters Maritime Beauty

We have another great "sew and tell" from the Maple Leaf Quilters. Instructor Val did a class on Maritime Beauty, and writes this: " seems people are a little intimidated with binding these curved edge quilts. You have great instructions and I walk them through the process but they are still leery." She's right; it takes a lot of encouragement sometimes to convince folks it isn't difficult. Once you try it, you wonder why you didn't do it sooner!
Here's Val's version: Val also made the matching placemat which is included with the pattern. I love the colours she has chosen - my favourite palette.

Melinda used a variety of maple leaf prints in her gorgeous "four seasons" version. Love it!!

Here is Jody's cheery, colourful piece. This looks like spring.

The dark background used by Doris B clearly defines each spiked section. It's so interesting to see how our eyes are led to see certain things based just on colour.

You can enjoy more pictures from The Maple Leaf Quilters on previous a post here. If you'd like to make your own Maritime Beauty, pattern # 108 is available from my website. Thank you Val, Melinda, Jody and Doris for sharing your beautiful work.


  1. They are all gorgeous......but I do love the leaf printed version! That's a very interesting pattern.

  2. They're all beautiful yet the different fabrics make each one unique. Well done, ladies!