In December I started making blocks for the 150 Canadian Women quilt. In order to keep up with this project I should be making 3 blocks a week, but I got way behind over the holidays. It has taken me a bit to figure out how to organize this project, with downloading and printing the block pattern releases, gathering fabrics, then cutting and sewing all the pieces.
As I'm sewing these blocks I enjoying reflecting on the life stories of these inspiring women. Some of the women are well known (to me) characters such as Nellie McClung, but others are women I have never heard of before such as Thérèse Casgrian, who ran for political office unsuccessfully at least 7 times! 7 times she tried, but never gave up, eventually becoming the first woman to lead a Canadian political party in 1951. Thérèse's story reminds us to never give up on our dreams!
Here are the first 15 blocks on the design wall in order of the pattern release. On the web page it looks like they have used a random layout but I have lots of time to consider that decision. There are 135 more blocks to sew!