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Let’s Bee Social #153

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!

It’s the last day of November.
So that means it is only one more month until…..

Canada’s BIG Birthday!

Canada 150th Anniversary – Lap 66″ x 66″


Canada 150th Anniversary – Baby 40″ x 50″

Canada will be turning 150 years old in 2017.
And I have a plan for both a baby and lap quilt design.
The pattern is written and it’s testing time!




For this project I will be revisiting my MOD Bear Paw and the Forest Friends quilt designs. This time the Bear, which is the same size it was in the earlier design, will be in two versions – a Polar Bear and a Black or Brown Bear. And each will be hanging out with it’s food of choice. Those wee seal pups and their big black eyes are so adorable! And the salmon look so fresh! The Loon and the Canadian Goose are new too!

The Canadian Beaver that is center stage in this design was used in the Forest Friends quilt, but this time I have doubled the size of that block. It now measures a whopping 18″ x 26″. Looking forward to showing off my great big beaver!


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27 Responses

  1. KMTrott says:

    Love your Canada quilt!!!! Looking forward to the pattern release, will there be a quilt along at some point?

  2. Is there a date for the release of this pattern or a digital pattern? Would love to have this hanging in my house to show my Canadian pride!

  3. Kate says:

    Very fun projects for the anniversary!

  4. These are great projects for Canada! Great variety in these too. Love the salmon.

  5. Great projects for Canada's Birthday!

  6. Katie says:

    Great patterns. Love the Canadian pride.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Great design, Happy (upcoming) Canada Anniversary 🙂

  8. BrendaM says:

    I love your new designs and cannot wait for them to become available

  9. Lorna, I have been eying these quilts on your side bar – under the coming soon label. Absolutely love them both. If I wasn't already Canadian – I would want to become one – you have made such beautiful designs for the coming 150th Canada's Birthday Celebration. You have picked the perfect animals to represent our Country and in a pattern easy enough for everyone to enjoy. I'm looking forward to stitching these :)!

  10. Great celebration quilt designs!

  11. Paige says:

    Awesome quilt design for Canada's sesquicentennial!

  12. Tish Stemple says:

    Lorna, this is an awesome design for the celebration! Every time I see the little beaver with the flag on his belly I smile. Do you have any big plans for the celebration?

  13. Neko says:

    I love the Canada quilts. Look forward to their release-soon I hope

  14. Am I the only one with a naughty sense of humor? You crack me up, Lorna! I am not Canadian, but have a share of ancestral Canadian adventure from Atlin, BC running through my veins. I need another project like I need a hole in the bottom of my fabric bag! lol. But who can resist your attractive patterns? I have a group of ugly Christmas sweaters that really want to become a quilt this season, maybe I can get that completed! Thanks to everyone for the inspiration.

  15. KaHolly says:

    Pretty cool, Lorna! You do Canada proud! XO

  16. What cool design designs, Lorna! It will be fun to see the patterns turn into quilts.

  17. Ariane says:

    I love these designs. Definitely will be buying this one.

  18. Ioleen says:

    Two beautiful quilts for Canada's birthday.

  19. Glinda ♥ says:

    Ha ha – showing off your big beaver! Great pattern – have been promising my Canadian cousin a gift for some time … now I will have the perfect pattern and no more procrastinating 🙂

  20. Judy MacLeod says:

    Awesome! Just totally, amazingly awesome!

  21. Wow, LOVE those Canadian themed quilts!!! They are awesome!

  22. I love the new designs. Can't wait to make them!

  23. Patty says:

    That is going to be a fabulous quilt!

  24. Laura says:

    What a great pattern! I wish I knew a Canadian to make it for. Maybe I should make it for myself since my Grandfather was French Canadian.

  25. Joan says:

    Your quilt design is wonderful! I'd love to make this quilt.

  26. Jen says:

    Love your 150 quilt!

  27. This is a great pattern!! Keep them coming.