Friday, May 15, 2009

O Canada Guild Challenge

Thursday was our reveal for our Guild Challenge. The theme was O Canada, what Canada means to me... and the other stipulation was that it had to have a maple leaf on it.
I doodled many a complicated drawing and then in the end, I thought what do I want out of this challenge...just something to hang up on Canada Day. So it's really just my scrappy version of the canada flag, not too much in the deep meaning, but it is all my design. I designed my own paper-pieced maple leaf and randomly pieced the red and white strips and using the lazy gal letters technique I spelled out Canada.
It looks really great at my house.... away from the competition of the guild! There were some really great entries, so great I didn't even vote for myself! You can view the rest of the guild challenge entries here.

14 comments:

pwl said...

I think you did a great job!

Quilt Rat said...

I kinda thought this one was yours. I LOVE the way this came together. Great job! If I am out for a ride on Victoria day I'll be sure to look for it.
You are correct.....there really were some really wonderful pieces, it is always terrific to see all of the unique works.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh it looks wonderful! Perfect for the upcoming July 1st celebrations :o)

sallyannequilter said...

I think you did a good job. I like the lettering on it.

Cher said...

well, I would have voted for yours!
excellent wall hanging- I love it!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

It's wonderful and patriotic and fun. you did great!

ROZ said...

Outstanding! The True North, for sure.

Magpie Sue said...

I really like how you handled the lower case a's. I know what you mean about how your quilt looks in a show vs at home. It looks pretty great online!

Sharon said...

As a transplanted Canadian living in the US, I LOVE this piece. I agree with your thought process of "what do I want out of the challenge" you were successful, it's terrific!
Sharon

Tanya said...

Fantastic Canada lettering and leaf!!!

Karen said...

I enjoyed seeing the competition quilt photos. Kudos to the maker of the scenes on the leaf quilt. It must have been a lot of work.
Your quilt is unique and something you can be proud to hang in your home. I love patriotic quilts.

Bunny said...

Your O Canada quilt is just wonderful. Great job. I enjoyed the little video of all the gals and their work, they all did an amazing job. Bravo

Sharon said...

I think your quilt is wonderful! I really like how you did your lower-case a's, and your leaf is very clever. You did a great job!

electricdunce said...

My favorite maple leaf ever! Very nice....

Karin