Sunday, July 5, 2015

En Français

I just realized that I forgot to post this last month!

Quebec is one of the other original provinces of Canada. It's the only one with a majority French-speaking population. This is because originally Canada was colonized by the British and the French; when the British defeated the French in the Seven Years War they were worried that the French-speaking population would support the US colonies that were quarrelling with Britain, so they let the French colonists keep their language and culture. So Quebec is majority French. The current day politics between Quebec and the rest of Canada, and within Quebec itself, are complicated and people can get pretty hotheaded about it.

Pictured are the provincial flower, the blue flag iris and the provincial bird, the snowy owl. At the bottom is the fleur-de-lis, which is the first symbol that comes to most Canadian minds when you say Quebec.

The specialty stitch is the French Stitch. I struggled with the instructions and the Internet wasn't helpful since I kept getting directed to French Knots and French Seams. I think I figured it out, but if not at least it looks alright XD

TitleHeart of Quebec
DesignerThe Victoria Sampler
Start dateJune 24, 2015
Finish dateJune 27, 2015
Total time6.5 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossAs charted


D1-D2 said...

You're right about Quebecers being hotheaded when it comes to politics. It's a beautiful design.

Justine said...

Very pretty and how sweet that it uses French stitches! I didn't know any of the history behind Quebec, thanks for sharing.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Ahhh my birth province! Looks great!