I am having a blast with Northcott’s TransCanada Block Party! Last week I showed you the first 4 blocks I made. This week I have a few more.
This first one is a barn that comes from Pleasant Valley Quilting in Armstrong, BC. They designed the barn because they have a large agricultural community and are home to the Barn Quilt Tour. It really does represent Canada; it could apply to any one of the 10 provinces.
Also from British Columbia, is Canada ‘Heart’. This comes from Katja’s Quilt Shoppe in Kamloops, BC. Very simple but effective.
Moving to Alberta, here is True North Sea to Sea to Sea from Quiltessential Co, St. Albert, AB. I love the reference to the 3 oceans that surround our country. We often think of the Atlantic and Pacific, but seldom think of the Arctic.
From the small town of Mannville Alberta, the Village Treasures Quilt Shop choose the traditional block of Wagon Tracks for their Canada 150 block. This was chosen because Mannville was situated on the Victoria Trail from North Battleford to Edmonton and many wagons traveled this trail delivering supplies before the railway was built.
Country Stitches in Winfield AB does not explain their block, but they had mountains on the horizon line, above lines of traditional Hudson’s Bay colours and a Canada Banner at the bottom. I made a substitution of Canada trivia for the banner.
Manitoba only has 2 blocks. Last week I showed you the one from Arborg. Here is the other one that comes from Oma’s Quilt Shop in Grunthal Manitoba.
So,that covers Manitoba, a few from British Columbia and a few from Alberta. Definitely know more people west of Manitoba than east. If anyone in Ontario or Nova Scotia wants to help me get blocks that represent their area, please contact me.
Next week I hope to have a few done that look more challenging. Today I started working on one that has flying geese, a maple leaf, paper pieced trees, a scene with 41 pieces of raw edge applique, plus embellishments. It should be interesting.