This is the mini quilt that will be hanging on my front door to celebrate Canada Day. I always wanted to have a special Canada Day quilt and now I do! The flag pattern is from Christine Thresh's website. If you go to her home page, then click on patterns, she has free foundation patterns for flags - one Canadian flag and three American flags. The Canadian flag pattern is 4 1/2" x 8 ". Christine generously gave permission to our mini quilt group to make her flag pattern. Hey gals...have you finished your flag yet? Is it hanging in your home?!?
The flag was a little challenging for some of us (not mentioning any names!) and here is an interesting variation of paper piecing a right side to a wrong side...do not try this at home!! We had great giggles over this creatively pieced maple leaf!
The letters I put on the bottom of my flag are from Marcia Hohn's website - click here. I downsized them to about 1 1/4" and that was too small for me to enjoy the piecing process (and I really like paper piecing), but that was the right size to fit across the bottom of the flag. I re-did the 'D' letter 3 times! Marcia's patterns have the letters as 4" blocks and that would be way more fun but too big to go with my flag...I'd only be able to fit a 'CA' under it!
If you are home enjoying a relaxing Canada Day (or will be home on the 4th for the American celebrations) and want some fun quilty websurfing, check out this website for lots more free quilt patterns....enjoy!