This past summer, The Big Rubber Ducky was on display in an effort
to create tourism within Ontario. Being a supportive Canadian, we went
to see it in Midland,Ontario.
It took 3 hours to inflate it to full size so it was pretty big. I am unsure of the
prize for this baby but it wasn’t cheap. I was thinking that maybe I could
create something for tourism next year. Maybe an inflatable quilt?
What do you think? Would you come to see it?
Because this year is Canada’s 150th Birthday, I am seeing alot of Canadiana Quilts.
This one is no exception, very simple to create but it looks great.
Of course, Maple Leaves had to be quilted all over it. What a great quilt for the young
recipient. I can’t remember who made this quilt; I feel like I have been on a roller coaster
ride this summer and am just barely hanging on.
Another Canadiana Quilt. I really like the panel with the RCMP officer in the middle.
Again, Maple Leaves were quilted all over it. A light polyester cream thread was used
for the top and the backing.
A close up of the young officer.
Sandy made this quilt as an experiment. She was trying a new
technique and branching out on her own. Good for you Sandy!
It is scary to do your own thing but oh so fulfilling. I encourage you to try
it sometime. You may surprise yourself.
A few close ups of the fabrics in the quilt. Sandy said that she was trying to
capture the mood and colors of a summer’s day in the woods.
Here is what the backing looked like. I used a light blue polyester thread for the
top and the backing.
“Flirtatious” is the name of the overall design on the quilt.
This quilt was either a $10 Quilt at a local Quilt Shop, Country Concessions, or
it was a Mystery Quilt. Remember how I told you earlier it has been a busy
summer? Seems like the memory is the first to go.
Here are a few blocks in the quilt. I really like the one in the bottom picture.
A light cream polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.
And “Happy Times” was the design chosen for the quilting.
And who can forget to show the back? We quilters love to see the front and the back.
A really nice variegated blue backing. Co-ordinates perfectly with the front.
And last but not least, here is Connie’s Quilt. I managed to complete it
before the kids got out of school. And it is now home in Florida.
I promise to have the name of the quilt and the designer for you, for
Have a great week and check out the Canadian site called