This is the first of three Canadian Flag Fabric Quilts. I was given this stack of fabric…..
and asked to come up with three quilts featuring each of the flag fabrics. My favourite was the white background flag so I decided to use it first. Disappearing nine patch is always a fun project, so that is what I did.
A quick review for those who haven't yet seen one done.
Decide on the size of squares you would like, I think I cut mine 5". Sew into a nine patch block with the background fabric placed where the flag fabric is. I had half metre cuts of several reds so I went with scrappy reds.
Cut the block through the middle in both directions.
Rotate the upper right and lower left quarters.
Sew together to make your block.
My quilt was made from twenty block, four across by five down. I did add a 2 1/2" border of the flag fabric.
I kept the quilting simple by quilting in the ditch around the flag fabric and using a funky orange peel in the reds.
Speaking of reds, the sunsets around here have bean very red lately. I scooped this picture off of Facebook, it is of the fire burning in Banff National Park. Beautiful photo, but scary sight. There are several fires currently burning in B.C. The past week of record high temperatures have scorched the forests. Kamloops has had several 40 degree days. (104 F for my American friends.) The sky is filled with smoke and staying indoors is the only way to survive the weather. Good for getting a little quilting done!
Today I'm linking up with Finish it up Friday.