I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by travelling and seeing other parts of our beautiful country. I made the placemats below to use at home and to pay homage to this special holiday.
Canada Day has always been significant to me, not only from a historic perspective but also because my Wedding Anniversary is June 28th and many moons ago.... my husband and I celebrated Canada Day on our honeymoon. So it holds nostalgia and positive memories for me!
I'm sharing with you a tutorial for some Canada Day placemats below
Strips of fabric to make a "strata" of red" fabric about 26 x 15" of fabric
2 -White fabric 11 x 14"
2-Backing fabric 14 x 18"
2-Batting 14 x 18"
White thread to quilt around maple leaf
Red thread for piecing and appliqué
A sharpie permanent marker
A "purple thang" or turning tool
Pattern for Maple Leaf- Download it for free here
How to make the placemats:
1. Sew together various strips of red/burgundy fabric in various widths ( 1", 1 3/4", 2", 1.25" etc ) they should all be at least 15" in length. Sew until you have approximately 26 x 15", use scraps for this with various patterns.
4. Sew 2 of the 4 x 14" strips to the sides of the white centre fabric. You should have enough fabric left to cut your leafs out.
8. Lay your leaf shape wrong side down to the glue side of fusible web, place parchment paper over the shape and iron the fusible web to the wrong side of your leaf
Watch upcoming blog posts to see where these placemats travel to......🍁🍁