Scrap maple leaf - Quilts of Valour (Canada)

posted by peternewson
Mon, Jul 2 2012


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This is for the Quilt of Valour project - Canadian Armed Forces personnel who are recuperating in our hospital in Germany (flown out from Afghanistan) or Canada are each giving a quilt suitable for a hospital bed or wheelchair.

A friend runs a disabled group in ‘learning to sew’ sessions. As a result, he has a quantity of irregular pieced-strip scraps, about 21” long and up to 2’ wide. He ask me to p‑l‑e‑a‑s‑e use some. I greatly enlarged a foundation pieced Maple Leaf to 48”; therefore all the seams are straight. Each half‑leaf has 17 templates. To emphasize the leaf shape I inserted a 1" red strip in the outside-the-leaf pieces. It sews together simply in pairs of pieces and requires almost no matching points. It’s easy to echo quilt.

I wrote up the pattern & directions - free by email peternewson@bell.net

Comments

MelodyP MO/KS wrote re: Scrap maple leaf - Quilts of Valour (Canada)
on Mon, Jul 2 2012 2:17 PM

This is truly magnificent!  

gini wrote re: Scrap maple leaf - Quilts of Valour (Canada)
on Mon, Jul 2 2012 9:13 PM

youhave done a great job with this  

Anonymous wrote re: Scrap maple leaf - Quilts of Valour (Canada)
on Tue, Jul 3 2012 10:58 AM

Wow! Very impressive!

Denise Smart wrote re: Scrap maple leaf - Quilts of Valour (Canada)
on Tue, Jul 3 2012 7:39 PM

Very creative. It takes true inspiration to create such a thing of beauty, with real meaning for the recipient (I get it,  a maple leaf for a Canadian ) from scrap pieces. Your color arrangement really makes the leaf glow in its setting. Well done. And thanks for offering to share your pattern & directions with us.

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