“Buck a Roo” in progress

Do you ever name a quilt before it is even finished ?
I am not particularly good at naming quilts but sometimes the fabric will suggest something and it just fits by the time I am finished.


The quilt started with a charm pack that was a ‘daily deal’ from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. The price was great but then I had to find co-ordinating fabric to actually make something with it. Luckily I live in an area that has alot of farmers and ranchers so the local fabric shop does bring in alot of western themed fabrics. I was able to continue the western theme of the charm pack and started putting together a disappearing 4 patch baby quilt.

Speaking of Missouri Star Quilt Co., I received this e-mail from them in Nov:

Let’s face it, even though you Canucks are our next-door neighbours (notice my Canadian spelling), you pay A LOT more for shipping than our customers down here in the US do. I mean, it’s probably because once your package reaches the Canadian border, it then has to be transported by dogsled or moose-back to your igloo, and on the way, the mail man has to stop seven times to grab a Tim Horton’s coffee to warm himself up. But still, shipping rates from the US to Canada are, as you would say, “hosers”, plain and simple. And just because you have free-healthcare and we don’t, doesn’t mean that your shipping rates have to be so painful.

So a couple of months ago, we decided to make Canadian shipping rates as simple as the metric system. If you hadn’t heard, we introduced $20 flat Canadian shipping. So you can order quilting supplies that weigh as much as 14 hockey pucks, 12 large poutines with extra cheese, Bryan Adams, all the extra letter “U’s” that you guys use when you spell stuff, a bathtub full of maple syrup, a wad of multicolored currency, a treasure chest full of twoonies and loonies, a Newfie, and the entire starting line of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’ll still only cost you twenty bucks! So get oot and aboot (out and about) and gather your Canadian quilting friends and make an order the size of the Northwest Territories (the size it was before Nunavut came into play), and we’ll ship it for just $20!

I’d say they know quite a bit about Canadian ‘culture’ !!

linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced here

I’d love it if you would leave a comment – the thingie to click on is up at the top of this post on the left by the date.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan O
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 13:52:17

    Great name for your ranch-inspired quilt! Gotta love those western fabrics. I made my DH a cowboy quilt a few years ago and they were hard to find at that time.
    And I love the note from MSQC – clever!



  2. allisonreidnem
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 14:49:49

    He!he! That message from the MSQC was full of mystery for me on this side of the Atlantic but it’s nice to know that it’s not all angst between USA and Canada!
    Allison UK



  3. Micki
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 22:20:06

    The quilt is great and I LOVE the name you gave it. Great job.



  4. Dena
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 01:27:59

    Love the disappearing nine patch pattern. It’s a fun quilt!



  5. Carla
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 14:36:07

    How hilarious! They sure do know a lot about us ; )
    Your quilt is very Canadian!



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