Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Canadian Flag Quilt #2

Quilt number two was a bit of a challenge to come up with.  I knew what I wanted for the third quilt, and set the fabric aside.  That didn't leave a whole lot of fabric left for this quilt.

I used all but about a half inch of the grey flag fabric to make the quilt.  I had to buy a plain grey to bind it with.

I decided on this block and after I had made four, I realized I didn't have enough fabric to make twelve blocks for a standard straight set.  Well, I had enough for eight blocks, so the quilt became a diagonal set.

To make the block, I cut four 4 1/2" squares  and four 5 1/2" x4 1/2" rectangles, of the background fabric.  I cut twelve 3" squares of the reds.

I used the connector corner method ( sew on the diagonal line and fold over) to make the flying geese units.

With the background piece cut the way it was, I didn't have to worry about losing any points!

The centre of the square is made from four red squares sewn together.

Once again, very red and very Canadian!


  1. They are lucky to have you Linda!

  2. Love the red, of course. Great job Linda.

  3. Another great quilt. I like the way you cut the rectangles so you didn't have to worry about losing the points. Very smart!