Canadian Mystery Quilt Club – Yukon Territory Block


Yukon Collage

Today we are taking a look at block 6 of the Canadian Mystery Quilt Club which is Yukon Territory.

Few places in the world today have been so unchanged over the course of time as has the Yukon. YukonAboriginal people, have survived for thousands of years, hunting and trapping as they always have. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 was the Yukon’s high point of population.

The name “Yukon” originated from the Locheux native word “Yuk-un-ah,” meaning “Great River,” referring to the Yukon River that flows across the territory into Alaska.

Yukon’s dry, continental climate results in a wide variety of weather year-round. Humidity is very low, so summers can be hot and dry while the winter coldness is less harsh than in damper climates.

At 483,450 square kilometres (186,661 square miles), the Yukon is larger than California and covers more area than Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands combined. It represents 4.8% of Canada’s total land area.

Mount LoganCanada’s five tallest mountains are in the Yukon, which includes Mount Logan the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest in North America.

Canoe expeditions down the Yukon River are epic. You’ll appreciate the people; join the vibe of Dawson City and the bustle of Whitehorse. Whitehorse is Yukon’s capital and a major northern hub. It enjoys facilities, services and businesses far beyond the expectation of a city of 30,000. It’s a big little city surrounded by wilderness with the amenities of a much larger destination paired with the friendly demeanour of a close-knit community.Whitehorse

The Alaska Moose that ranges from Alaska to western Yukon is the largest subspecies of moose. MooseAlaska moose inhabit boreal forests and mixed deciduous forests throughout most of Alaska and most of Western Yukon. Like all moose species, the Alaska moose is usually solitary but sometimes will form small herds. Typically, they only come into contact with other moose for mating or competition for mates. During rutting season, in autumn and winter, male Alaska moose become very aggressive and prone to attacking when startled.

The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at heights of up to 200 miles. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red aurora.Northern Lights

It’s not too late to join the Canadian Mystery Quilt Club, you can register HERE. A wallhanging quilt kit is available for the Yukon block by clicking on the image below.Yukon Wall Hanging

All information is courtesy of www.cantikbatiks.com

Thrifty Thursday….Josephine


Thangles Josepine

Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is the Josephine” Thangles Quilt Kit.  The finished quilt measures approximately 40″ x 50″ and features Moda’s fabrics designed by French General. This quilt kit uses Thangles triangle papers which allow you to quickly and precisely sew half-square triangles from strips of fabric.

The kit comes with pattern and all fabrics for the quilt top and binding and the Thangles paper pack. Our regular price is $68.98 our Thrifty Thursday price is only $35.00. Click Here to order yours today!

River View


River View 4

River View is a Shania Sunga design. This table runner is made using a simple pattern with a black border that really make the batiks pop. The batiks are Cantik Batik fabrics and make the runner look more complex than it is. River View 2

This would be lovely in array of decor styles from a modern condo to a rustic log cabin home and we have a kit available for those of you who would like one for yours. Find it HERE.

Magic in the Moonlight


Magic in the Moonlight We now have McKenna Ryan’s newest holiday quilt Magic in the Moonlight available in your choice of Block-of-the-Month or full Quilt Kit.

McKenna Ryan’s newest quilt is a stunning holiday masterpiece, featuring her newest fabric line, SugarPlum for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
This is the complete set of all six laser kits for Magic in the Moonlight. Includes patterns, laser cut fusible appliques, background fabrics, borders and bindings for full quilt.
Measures 56 1/2″ x 59 1/2″

There are embellishments available for each of the six blocks for those that love the amazing little details that McKenna incorporates into her projects. Start now and be done in time to display your holiday masterpiece this Christmas!