This day is a holiday for many of us living in Canada, and traditionally a day of picnics, celebrations, fireworks and family get togethers. So what is a quilt blogger to do? Well, make a quilt block, of course, using Canada's national symbol, the maple leaf, in Canada's colors of red and white!
I googled "how to make a maple leaf quilt square" and this is what I found...the instructions from the online Canadian Living magazine right here.
I used a couple of layer cake fabrics from Redwork Renaissance by Moda. I made one of the 6" blocks.
And then I made a few more.
And then I started to play with the arrangement of blocks.
And played some more.
And finally it was shazam! I loved this one!
So...I may make my finished block into a table frame, or I may keep using my reds and whites and make enough blocks for a quilt. What do you think?
Don't forget to check out creative Madame Samm's Celebrate Red,White, and Blue blog hop going on right now. My day was yesterday. Are you interested in seeing what I did and have a chance to win a giveaway? Enter here.
Click here for the master schedule for the blog hop, coordinated by our lovely Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.
And don't forget about the Think Christmas blog hop! This runs from July 30-August 3...a great time to get inspired for your Christmas projects. We have 56 bloggers ready to celebrate Christmas with you! See the schedule here.
It's a great day for quilting!