The Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Blog, Janome, Patterns, Quilts

I’m so excited to finally share this pattern with you!

Earlier this year I designed and made this quilt based on the logo I created for Janome Canada for a limited edition sewing machine (available until the end of 2017 through your local Canadian Janome dealers) to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

It is a 44″ square, foundation paper pieced project that has been touring Canadian quilting and sewing shows with the Janome Canada team since this Spring and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.

I finally got the pattern properly drawn up for you and have written some pretty thorough instructions so that even if you haven’t previously paper pieced, you should be able to accomplish this quilt as long as you are a confident sewist and can sew a straight line.

The quilt was made with Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids and a full list of colours is included in the Fabric Requirements list in the pattern. If you don’t have easy access to these solids though (they are easily accessible on many large US online fabric stores like Hawthorne Threads), you can easily substitute similar colours from other fabric houses.

I had a lot of fun with straight line quilting it, using a light grey thread on the leaf and a few rows of light grey, a row of red and lots and lots of rows of a darker grey thread for quilting the ground.

I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did. I’ve included a multitude of hints and tips in the pattern to help you out along the way. I think you’ll find it goes together surprisingly quickly due to its large scale pieces.

You can purchase the pattern here.

And I’d love to hear your feedback and see your quilts, so please send me an email or share on social media with the hashtag #ohcanada!quilt


  1. Monique
    July 19, 2017

    Wow that is amazing. I can’t believe how much detail there is with that stitching. I wish I had the patience to do something like that. Very pretty.

    • Tamara
      July 19, 2017

      You can do it, Monique! You know, because the quilt isn’t all that big, it only took a few hours to quilt. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  2. Shannon
    July 19, 2017

    Stunning quilt, Tamara! I love the bold colours, the bold design and the awesome stitching!! Well done, my friend 🙂

    • Tamara
      July 19, 2017

      Awww… Thanks Shannon! I have to say, I took many deep breaths before starting it, but once I got going, I was amazed at how easily it all came together. Proof that we can do anything we set our minds to.

  3. Brenda Wong
    July 31, 2017

    Hi, where can I buy the product, and how much. I don’t know sewing, just want to buy the final product. It is beautiful. Many thanks.

    • Tamara
      August 17, 2017

      I wish I could be of help, but I’m sorry, Brenda. I currently only offer the pattern, not the finished product.