Patchwork in Canada

During my travels in Canada I spotted various items of patchwork in heritage centres and museums that I couldn’t resist taking photos of.

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This wonderful wall hanging was on display in the Whistler Public Library. My favourite combination – libraries and quilts!

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Also in Whistler were these lovely canvas and patchwork storage baskets/ bags. Spotted at the Farmers’ market near our hotel on an extremely hot day.

The following items were in the Railway Heritage museum in Valemount. Not only quilts but a wonderful rug in the same style as Geordie clippy mats but with a lot of extra flair.

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Granny square is growing

Started this while on a shuttle under the Channel and it is now beginning to grow considerably. I like the way the centre (in Sirdar crofter wool) gives a slightly skewed colour scheme – balanced by the more traditional solid one-colour rounds.

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Love the greens and oranges together but have added a larger variety of colours to give a more random feel. Will probably avoid the purples and blues that I usually use though

Kaffe Fassett – a life in colour

I had the fun of going to the marvellous exhibition about Kaffe Fassett at the Museum of Fashion and Textile Design in Bermondsey in London. It was at the same time inspiring and scary. How can one man produce such a wealth of amazing stuff? It gave me a lot to think about and of course covered both my loves – knitting and patchwork. By the way the museum cafe was really good too and worth a visit even when the exhibition isn’t on.

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