I'm not all that fond of red, but I must admit, I do enjoy working with red and white. Guess I'm developing a liking for two color quilts (those of you who really know me, know that BLUE and white is more "me"...) Anyway, I saw a similar wallhanging in a show in Ottawa more than 10 years ago, and at the time purchased a little "kit" of pre-cut 2 1/2" red squares. I've been meaning to make it for years, but it's one of those things that just got pushed further and further down the "to do" list.
Since I've been the New Brunswick regional rep for the Canadian Quilters Association for 2 years now, and with all my teaching, I have accumulated quite a few Guild and Show pins. A while back I was thinking that I should have something to display them on, since they no longer all fit on my Guild nametag. I remembered the red squares and decided I would try to do a simplified version of the CQA/ACC logo... so here it is! I drew it out on graph paper and figured out my piecing sequence for putting it together. Those of you who are CQA/ACC members will notice a square of the CQA 25th anniversary fabric (red maple leaf on a black background) in the upper left corner of the maple leaf. I used 50 different reds. I have croppped away some of the white border in this photo; I haven't decided how wide I want it, so left it a little extra wide until I decide how I'm going to quilt it... Hopefully I'll have it quilted and bound for Canada Day, and you will see it again then...
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out." ~ Art Linkletter