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Canada 150 – Baby Quilt

Posted on: December 23rd, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

With only two weeks left in the year….
I am scrambling to finish up the two Canada 150 quilts designed for the upcoming 150th Anniversary of Canada. The Sesquicentennial anniversary.
So out into the cold Canadian outdoors I go!

The fabrics I chose for this quilt were mostly from the Ambiance and Artisan Spirit collections from Northcott Fabrics. A good choice, I think… quality cotton fabrics from a Canadian manufacturer for a Canadian quilt.

When it came time for quilting, I wanted to change things up from my usual organic wavy lines. I quilted mountains in the “north” of this baby quilt. And watery waves in the “south”.

I chose a bright red for the lettering and numbers…..

And the same for the binding, blending well with those Maple Leaves in the backing.

For the quilting, I used Light Grey Omni from Superior Threads, both on top and in the bobbin. The grey blends in well with all of the different colours of fabrics used in the front – and with the backing that is Stonehenge OH, CANADA also by Northcott Fabrics.

The Canada 150 design is available in two sizes.
Directions are included for the 40″ x 50″ baby quilt size
AND for a 66″ x 66″ lap quilt size.




Canada 150 baby 40″ x 50″


Canada 150 lap 66″ x 66″




The most of the individual blocks have also been listed separately, including the Big Bear without words. You can check out all the details for this pattern in my shop here.



The “Canada 150 baby quilt finished at 40” x 50″
and was the 13th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with


Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts


Keep On Quilting On!


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13 Responses

  1. This is so beautiful! Love how you quilted this quilt – that extra touch in each section. Looking forward to making this in the new year! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lorna!!

  2. Kris says:

    These are so wonderful Lorna! The state of Nebraska turns 150 also and I have only a few weeks to participate in a mini quit challenge for it. I have tossed out so many ideas and so now I have nothing. You did such a wonderful job on these!!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Such a cute finish, I really like how you used different quilting motifs in each part of the quilt.

  4. Patty says:

    It came out wonderful! Congratulations on the finish!

  5. Congratulations on the finish, Lorna! You have had such a productive year, and I look forward to seeing how your 2017 unfolds. 🙂

  6. QuiltShopGal says:

    Gorgeous quilts. And what a wonderful way to celebrate 150 years of Canada. Merry Christmas to you and your

  7. Awesome both in the piecing and the quilting. I love how you treated different sections uniquely in the quilting style. Your color choices are exquisite and your backing delightful, even down to the detail of using all Canadian fabric. You deserve to be very, very proud of this one!

  8. Jenny says:

    Just wonderful, as usual. I am in awe of your designing talents – and your quilting too of course.

  9. Danice G says:

    Another beautiful quilt. I love that backing fabric. Happy holidays to you & your family.

  10. Kate says:

    Your quilt is so beautiful, Lorna!Merry Christmas.

  11. Kate says:

    Merry Christmas. A wonderful finish. Congrats.

  12. Michele says:

    That turned out really wonderful.

  13. Hi Lorna, that's a great quilt for a baby born in 2017 or even as a child's cuddle quilt. Thanks so much for linking up to Celebrate-Fêtons 150!