Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Orange you Glad Blog Hop

 Hosted by Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks. This blog hop challenge was to "Create something inspired by the color orange''. 
I am proud to be a Canadian, however, we have a nasty history with indigenous peoples. If you would like to read more about the 'Truth and Reconciliation Report of Canada go to Sandra of mmmQuilts blog as she has been explaining the report. The project she has been making inspired me for my blog hop project. Sandra has been making flying geese and some hearts.

fabric pull the oranges are 6 inch strips

 I liked what she was doing and I knew what I wanted to make. My heart goes out to the indigenous people and what they have been through, so I knew hearts were going to be in my design. The flying geese in red I was using as a symbol of Canada.



hearts and geese

I paper pieced the hearts using 6 different oranges.

'A New Direction' hanging out in the garden

Some simple crosshatch quilting, I did a one-inch grid. In the orange border some swirls.

orange in the backing
The backing is a piece leftover from my Garden of Scrap quilt, it is from Connecting threads. I had picked up a few different backings when they were on sale.

If you would like to make your own table runner, the pattern is on sale in my Etsy shop till the end of the month. 

The rest of the participants on this the last day of the hop are:

25 comments :

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like how the hearts are pieced, Cindy, and I have been following along with Sandra's posts doing a lot of thinking as well. Beautiful table runner, perfect backing, and I hope you are doing well.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your table runner is beautiful, and I appreciate the sentiment behind it too.

Carol said...

Gorgeous runner! I really like the pieced hearts and definitely appreciate the reason you made it. Thanks for sharing!

Jayne said...

The hearts are wonderful! The entire runner is is beautiful...love the white center and the grid quilting!

Lori Smanski said...

this is lovely. love the crosshatch quilting. adds dimension and movement. thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

Carla said...

Taking a cause in your heart and creating something with so much feeling is what it's all about. Your orange hearts are super and the table runner is over the top. Love all that texture. Thank you for joining the Orange you Glad Blog Hop!!!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Your runner is so pretty. I think all countries have some ugly history in their past, which is a shame, but hopefully changes are made to make things better.

Calicojoan said...

What a beautiful tribute to the indigenous people. While we can't change history, we can move forward and work to see it never happens again. I love your topper. It's simplicity speaks volumes from the heart!

piecefulwendy said...

This design is so pretty, and could be pretty in so many colorways. I like the story behind your color choices - a nice tribute, Cindy.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful table runner, and fitting tribute. I was not aware of any of this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

I love Canada. I'm glad the report was published. Sad part of Canada's history, but I hope it helps to find a way for all parties to heal and move forward to a more inclusive culture which really is what the modern day Canada is all about. Your table runner is beautiful.

Susan said...

Love all those delicious orange fabrics!

Carol S. said...

Your table runner is really beautiful in orange...love it! I saw a little about the boarding schools on the news, but I need to read more. How tragic! Thank you for sharing your orange runner!

Quilting Gail said...

Your paper pieced hearts look great! What a lovely table runner you made! :-)

LJ said...

Your hearts and flying geese are wonderful in the table runner. I love that you used so many different oranges in the hearts.

tubakk said...

Interesting pattern. Your runner is fresh and striking.

Karen's Korner said...

A lovely tribute to those who suffered in the past.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Those hearts are so pretty. it is a great runner

Danice G said...

Very pretty runner. That backing fabric is also very nice.

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful runner!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely quilt. The hearts are gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to learn about the indigenous cultures.

tink's mom said...

What a lovely crisp paper pieced heart. It makes for one stellar runner.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love hearts and how pretty are they in the colors you used! Thanks for sharing! xx

Sandra Walker said...

This is so beautiful Cindy. I love the paper-pieced hearts; it gives them such depth. Thank you for the nod to my little project.

Canuck Quilter said...

You've created yet another lovely design. Thanks for sharing where your inspiration came from.