Thursday 5 January 2017

I look forward to Tuesdays and the release of the next three blocks in the 150 Canadian Women that Next Step Quilt Designs puts out. I did have some catching up to do and can now say I am caught up. Is it Tuesday yet?

blocks 22, 23 and 24
I am using a variety of shades of red. I am laying them out and keeping them all together on one of the design walls I bought for a $1 from Connecting Threads during Black Friday sales.

the first 24 blocks complete without sashing

I am trying to decide on whether to use a black or white sashing. Once I make my mind up then I'll have some more catching up to do. But for now I'm liking my blocks.

Sandra of mmm!quilts and Lisa of  sunlight in winter quilts are hosting a 30 days of Quilt Design Challenge. I decided to join in on the fun, whether I'll make 30 blocks or not we'll see. But for now block #1 is drawn up. I am going to try and sew up each block I design using some of my scraps.

playing with a churn dash idea
My first block is playing with a churn dash idea I have had for awhile, maybe this challenge will bring out more churn dash blocks or send me in a totally different direction. 

Are you up for a challenge if so what kind of challenge do you like?


  1. Love your Canadian Sampler blocks. That's going to be a great quilt. Your Churn Dash variation is lovely.

  2. I am crushing on all those beautiful red blocks. How many more weeks of blocks do you guys have left? It's going to be a pretty good sized quilt. Do you think you will sew all the blocks you design into one quilt?

  3. Awesome that you have this week's blocks done already. All your blocks are looking great. I got one of those design walls but haven't put it up yet -- need to get some hooks.

  4. Congratulations on getting all caught up on the sampler, and good luck picking the sashing color you want to work with. :)

  5. These Canadian quilts are going to be great . I'm contrary , I think no sashing at all to be honest

  6. Wow when you put your nose to the grindstone, you GO!! Love your first block design, so glad to have you join us Cindy. :-) All your blocks look so pretty! I haven't lined all 24 of mine up yet...I totally get the 'is it Tuesday yet?' angst--these are darling and addictive little blocks and I LOVE the learning that goes with each one. Now HOW did I miss that $1 design wall sale?!


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