We had such a fun evening on Saturday! We traveled two and a half hours down the highway to attend a retirement party for our friend who has just retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. We are so happy for him and his family that they are entering the next stage of their lives. I took this quilt along as our retirement gift to him.
All the fabrics for the flag and heart were in my stash from previous quilt of valour. The background fabrics were given to me by Northcott Fabrics after I submitted a Quilt of Valour to their Canada 150 challenge last year. The border is not a Northcott fabric. It is called Brushline but I am forgetting the manufacturer at the moment.
I used the Windham Fabrics Newsprint Spackle Wideback available in our shop for the back of the quilt. The sayings in the newsprint are so perfect for this quilt.
I appliqued the maple leaf using Heat n Bond Lite and then blanket stitched around the edges with matching thread.
The quilt was very well received. I am so happy to be able to share my time and talent in this way to thank a veteran for his service to our country. It was wonderful to see our friends that we haven’t seen in years and I hope we have many more visits.