Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Australia Canada Quilt

In December I stop  taking custom quilting jobs, and schedule more allover quilting so I can get more quilts done for my customers before Christmas, as most of them are Christmas presents at this time of year.  I have only a couple more to do this year and most of the quilts I have done this month have already been collected so they can be bound in time.

This hasn’t left me much time for writing my blog.  But I have taken photos of a couple of the allover quilts I have done that have caught my eye, and will share them in the next couple of posts.

 
What I liked about this quilt by Coral is the story behind it.

Coral’s grandson moved to Canada to work.  He met a lovely Canadian woman while he was there, and in October last year they got married. 

They are both coming back to Australia to live, and she wanted to make her grandson’s wife something special that combined both Australia and Canada.  She made a quilt in Canada’s colours that had both the Canadian Maple Leaf and the Australian Waratah.

I think this is a special quilt, with a special story.




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16 comments:

  1. what a great quilt, I assume the australian one is the flower rounded looking thing?? have no clue about australian fauna :-)

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  2. Yes, the Waratah is the flower applique. It also looks a little like a gum nut to me.

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  3. Beautiful quilt and what a lovely story.

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  4. What a wonderful gift Coral has made for her grandson's wife, she is going to feel so welcomed and loved.

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  5. What a great quilt. As a Canadian living in the USA I see all kinds of American patriotic quilts but have never thought to make a Canadian quilt. I want to make a red and white this year, maybe maple leaves would be just the thing!

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  6. Oh that is a great story behind it, makes the quilt that much more special. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt in my favorite colors!
    Thank you for sharing its story also.

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  8. The stories behind the quilts always make them a bit more special than they already are... thanks for sharing

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  9. Beautiful quilt and quilting. And what a wonderful way to say "thank you" to her Canadaian gdil who is letting her grandson return home.

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  10. A beautiful quilt with the touches of Canadian maple leaf love really makes this a special treasure.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  11. That quilt, a thoughtful loving gift, itself would make her feel so welcomed into the family and our country. Cheers Denise

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  12. What a lovely gift, it's so nice when quilts document family history in this way. And beautifully quilted as always Desley!

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  13. That Quilt is a Beauttiful
    Liebe grüße aus Deutschland
    Christiane

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