Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Canada 150 Fabric

I made my little guy another pair of shorts, using Wilmington's Way Home to Canada pigs. I went to a trunk show of their fabrics in the spring, and the ladies attending the show dubbed this print "Canadian Bacon".

The fabric doesn't really scream "Canada" to me, but I think it makes cute shorts.

I picked up one of the Northcott Sesquicentennial Provincial panels, and I want to make a wall hanging out of it.

I cut up the panel to make it into smaller pieces, that I can sash. I don't think I will use all the pieces.

I've been drawing sketches and laying the pieces out, and I think I nearly have it. Although, as I look at the picture, I think I need to shift them one more time.


  1. They are indeed cute shorts.....Canadian porkers! (not that your little bloke is a porker....) That's an interesting use of your Canadian panel, instead of just using it as it is.

  2. Poor little piggiues!! Fabulous fabric, and your wall hanging pieces, sideways? back to front? great idea to cut and place, rather than one large panel.

  3. Love the shorts! The provincial panels are new to me, but what a great idea to cut out the motifs and put them back together in a more interesting arrangement. Is that blue stripe (under New Brunswick) your sashing material? I'm sure whatever you choose it's going to be lovely.

  4. Bacon, eh? Those shorts are adorable. The quilt is looking good.

  5. Love the pigs. I made my family a set of pig shorts in the 90's. Even my husband wore his!
    I like the title Canadian Bacon!

  6. I have an extra Nova Scotia panel if you want it.

  7. That is what I love about sewing clothing, you can pick the fun fabrics. I make boxers shorts for my family and the wilder the fabric the better. They like them out of quilting cotton and I am happy with the left overs for my projects.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.