I am starting to see the July 4th Independence Day quilts show up on American bloggers' pages. I decided to make my own Canadian patriotic quilt to commemorate Canada Day. Our flag is red and white and so Mary's Easy Double 4 Patch pattern seemed to fit the bill. I started this quilt last night and finished it off today.
I cut Mary's pattern down to 48 1/2" square.
If you want to make Mary's quilt in the same size as mine (5 blocks x 5 blocks), the following are the number and size of each strip to cut.
For 12 four patch units: Cut 3 strips - 4 1/2" wide from colour A and 3 strips - 4 1/2" wide from colour B.
For 13 sixteen patch units: Cut 7 strips - 2 1/2" wide from colour A and 7 strips - 2 1/2" wide from colour B. (You will need to cut one strip of each colour in half.)
For the border: Cut 5 strips 4 1/2" wide.
For the binding: Cut 5 strips 2 1/2" wide.
Also, tonight on our news cast there was a story about some Canadian grandmothers who made a quilt that has been signed by some very famous Canadians. This quilt was made to raise awareness and funds to support African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren who were orphaned by Aids in Africa. It is a great story and worth a look: http://www.greatcanadianquilt.com/index.html
Building a Better World... One Square at a Time.