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We The North Since 1867 - A Work in Progress

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Well, I'm clearly on a red and grey kick right now. I designed this quilt last year in honour of Canada's sesquicentennial celebration, which will be next year, and I've been sitting on the design ever since trying to get up the courage to do the foundation paper piecing.

I'm not a fan of foundation paper piecing, or I wasn't until this project. ;)

The palette plus charcoal grey:


The first half - so far so good! 

Loving the value play. 

My 11 year old commented, "Those corners are 'tight,' Mom!" Thanks sweets! :) 

A satin stitched date. 

Ready for basting!

The completed top! I am so thrilled (and relieved) that the paper piecing worked for this design. It turned out as I had envisioned in my head. Yay!

Now for the quilting!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Triad - A Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour Finish

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I'm pretty excited about the finish I'm going to share with you today. It's part of the Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour featuring Riley Blake Confetti Cottons and Crayola Colors. If you are new to my blog, welcome!

Now if you have been following me for any amount of time, you know I love solids. I'm new to Riley Blake solids though and I must say that they are pretty divine! They have a great hand and they are great to cut and sew.

Through the magic of blog time, I turned this delicious bundle of Riley Blake solids (Charcoal, Cayenne, Geranium, RileyBurgundy, RileyRed, RileyRaspberry, Rouge, TeaRose) ...


into this ode to the triangle, which I call Triad.


Why the name? Threes abound in this quilt -- triangles have three sides of course, the three floating triangles, three main sections of the quilt design, three layers of the quilt, three thread colours. So Triad just seemed pretty apt.


While I hadn't planned it, shortly into the process of laying out my little triangles …