Canada Mystery Quilt, designed by Shania Sunga, to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday will consist of 13 Blocks featuring 10 Provinces and 3 territories of Canada, Quilt size will be 48" x 58". Beginning September 2015 and finishing April 2017, a ready to go shop kit consisting of the pattern and fabric will be available. Shania Sunga has captured the imagery of the incredible beauty Canada has to offer.
Nova Scotia – Block 4
Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province and is located on the southeastern coast of Canada. The province includes Cape Breton, a large island northeast of the mainland and another 3,800 coastal islands, including Sable Island. Nova Scotia has over 3000 lakes and 7,500 km of rocky coastline.
The name Nova Scotia is Latin for “New Scotland,” reflecting the origins of some of the early settlers. Given its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia’s economy is largely influenced by the sea, and its harbours have served as military bases during many wars.
The Bay of Fundy, famous for extreme tides, is a popular location for whale watching. Humpback whales become very abundant mid-June off the shores of Nova Scotia. The Humpback has a distinctive body shape with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular for whale watchers.
Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (also known as Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse) is in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, which is an iconic Canadian image. The first lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove was built in 1868 and was a wooden house with a beacon on it. That structure was replaced by the current lighthouse in 1914. It stands 15m high (49ft). The old wooden lighthouse became the keepers dwelling until it was damaged by Hurricane Edna in 1954 and was removed.
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