But here is another challenge for you:
It is actually my third attempt at the flag block. I followed my own advise and scanned other quilters’ works for an idea. And I must own: I had many. All of a sudden I had to decide which idea to realise.
Since the flag’s rectangle should not exceed 7 to 15 inches, I could not do a large or too complicated a pattern. So I resolved to do a simple pattern in a small scale. I started with 2 inch squares and ended up with 1 1/8 inch triangles. Working with such tiny bits was really fun! The most important part of this pattern is colour placement. I like the Amish quilt I borrowed the idea from because of the use of colour. It really teases the eye and gives the impression of movement. Ideal for a flag flaunting on a pole!
Of course, my flag does not symbolise any country. If anything, it stands for the imaginary state of all the quilters of the world. I fancy that anyone who has ever done a quilt in his or her life would look at this flag and find something to identify with. Like a language among like-mindeds that is universally understood. That is the message I would wish my flag to transport: Take a piece of cloth, a needle, and a thread—and then anything is possible.
I will post no picture of the flag’s front side and thus spoil the riddle. You will see soon enough the overall result when I will present the finished quilt top here. And I can promise to do so within this month.
(in case you cannot wait)