Time to call it a top - My 150 Canadian Women quilt top

>> Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall has certainly arrived where I live! It's time for me to enjoy my sweaters and start working on more fall inspired quilts. To that end I took the time this weekend to finish enough 150 Canadian women blocks to get a decent size lap quilt.

block 76 for 150 Canadian women block by Kat Tucker

This is block 76 designed by Kat Tucker of Next Step Quilt Designs. There are still more blocks coming - actually almost all 150 blocks have been released! You can go to her site to order a CD of all the block patterns which will be delivered after all of the blocks have been released.

Here is my quilt top in an autumn setting:

150 Canadian women quilt top 76 blocks

I used one 12" block that was designed by my local quilt shop owner for Northcott's shop hop this past summer to celebrate the 150. 

I sewed my blocks into 4 block units as I went so when I sat down to put it together this weekend I was only sewing together 5 rows of 4 blocks. I "webbed" my quilt top together in the style of Bonnie Hunter after trying it on another quilt earlier this summer. Check out her post about it and then google the term to see more photos of what it looks like as you go.

Webbing the Top

 It is a definite timesaver - it took me just under an hour to sew my blocks into rows and then maybe another half hour to sew the rows together. A great method IF you have time to do it all at once and the space to lay out your blocks to get started.

150 Canadian women quilt top outside

I'm still debating if this top will get a border. I would like to use the rest of the blocks to make a second red and white quilt, but we'll see. Lots of quilts to make on my bucket list ;)

I plan to have this one quilted to share at my guild's quilt show next year, which means it won't sit around like this for long!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Shirley in Canada October 17, 2017 at 7:10 AM  

You've done amazing!! And the 12" block looks great in your quilt!!

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