Finished Quilt for Broncos

My finished #quiltsforbroncos quilt went out in the mail to Humboldt Saskatchewan on Monday. This was a really fast quilt to make.

Quilt for Humboldt Broncos comfort quilt
Quilt for Broncos quilt using “Take 5” block pieced and quilted by Anita of Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt was made with the suggested block from Haus of Stitches in Humboldt, SK as outlined on the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild website. Any blocks can be used but this is a quick block to make. I had this quilt pieced, borders on and basted in less than a morning.

Back of Quilt for Broncos Quilt.
The back of the Quilts for Broncos Quilt with two colours of Petit Henna Garden.

I had just enough green and yellow Petit Henna Garden left from backing Canadian flag quilts to back this quilt and luckily the colours were perfect. I tried to match the pattern up on the seam.

Quilting on Quilt for Broncos
The quilt top was quilted with stipple quilting and the borders were quilted with feathers in green Aurifil thread “grass” colour.

I hope this quilt brings comfort to whomever receives it. It is an honour to be able to make a quilt and participate in #quiltsforbroncos.

Canadian Flag Pixelated Heart Quilt of Valour

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.

Canada Quilt Pixel Heart
A Canadian Flag Pixelated Heart Quilt of Valour. All fabrics are by Northcott except the border.

The pattern for this quilt is available in our shop and on Etsy.

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.

newsprint quilt backing
Newsprint Spackle Wideback by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics also available in our shop.

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.

Canadian flag in a quilt
Canadian Flag with appliqued maple leaf.

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.