I started my sesquicentennial project back in early 2016 to make sure I got it finished for 2017 (Canada’s 150th Birthday) and for my local quilt guild show. Life had other ideas.
Yesterday I finished piecing the front of the quilt. I haven’t shown a picture of that yet because I want to quilt it first……then present it.
What I will show you is the backing for the quilt. I love the map of Canada. I have had the privilege to travel coast to coast in this great country and have fond memories of each of the Provincial capitals. The quilt front is 72″ x 84″, so I need to do some creative additions to these panels to get them to the required size. There’s also my label and a story about the quilt to add. Each fills a letter size sheet of paper. I think a little black sashing to join the pieces together, then a wide border of red to get to the required size.
I’m excited the do the quilting on this quilt. I am trying something new for me. I plan to do the quilting using the lyrics of a song. I’ll let you know how it works out.