I struggled with ideas, but then remembered I was taking a workshop through my guild with Andrea @ 3rd Story Workshop -- appliqué maps.
We spent a lot of time cutting out the maps. I choose not to be precise (because it was too fiddly), so maybe a few small islands might have disappeared. Artistic license...that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. 😉
I also took artistic license and decided some of the parks didn't exist because they were too small to cut out.
Steam a Seam was used to adhere the map to the background. I always thought Steam a Seam and Wonder Under (fusible interfacing) were the same. I learned a lot, and I like that you can reposition Steam a Seam.
The Magdalen Islands turned into one island, and I may have ripped Cape Breton (part of Nova Scotia) in half. Oops. Artistic license I say.
The parks were then ironed on. I used Kona Deep Blue for the background; White for the maps; and Mint for the provinces.
Rough free motion quilting around the map to keep it in place. My free motion ocean currents are a little wonky, but I'm saying the seas were rough that day. 😉
We also free motioned the highways in each province. More artistic license. This finishes at 12.5 inches.
And if that wasn't enough bold and brave for one day, I decided to try a faced binding. I found a great video tutorial and just went for it. Here's the back. Ignore the messy quilting -- my Singer doesn't like free motion quilting.
Nova Scotia is on the east coast of Canada. New Brunswick (far left), Prince Edward Island (attached to New Brunswick by bridge and reachable from Nova Scotia by ferry), and Nova Scotia are considered the Maritime Provinces. If the map were bigger, Newfoundland and Labrador would be in the upper right-hand corner, and the four provinces are considered the Atlantic Provinces.
This was a good learning experience. I tried some new things, even though I was hesitant.
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