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Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Classic Blocks
  • Paper Piecing
  • Precision Piecing
  • Templates

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  • Digital Pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Bluprint independent design partner!
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Pattern Details

This free pattern celebrates Canada, and was launched as part of the Canadian Summer Quilt Along 2018. It makes a block with finished size 12" and the skills required are rotary cutting and working with quilt templates. It can be stitched using machine paper piecing or hand sewing. It is recommended for an advanced beginner.

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Meerkat Shweshwe
Meerkat Shweshwe
Based in Canada, I am a wholesaler and retailer of Shweshwe, 100% cotton printed fabric from South Africa. Shweshwe is similar to vintage calico, and it's production dates back to the industrial revolution, when it was made in England and shipped to the colonies, but after Apartheid ended, a South African company purchased the production and design rights. Besides producing classic Shweshwe prints in indigo, red and brown, they have modern prints as well. Visit my website to learn more about this beloved fabric, which is called the "Tartan of South Africa".