March 26, 2014

Jamaican Me Happy

My cousin asked me to make a Jamaican themed quilt for her boyfriend a while ago.  She gave me a few suggestions one of which was the flag.  After a long search, I could not find a Jamaican flag pattern.  So this one sat in my really need to do some geometry to figure this thing out pile.  

I first had to purchase some solids to make this work.  The flag is black, yellow, and green.  I was thinking cream for the sashing, and that cute stripe for the binding.  She also wanted a boxing glove theme for the backing.  I couldn't find any fabric with gloves, so I might have to do some paper piecing for the back.  Hopefully there is a pattern out there somewhere!  

So far here are the flags!  They will finish at 10 inches by 13 inches.  Now I know the final block size, I can get busy setting up the rest of the design.  If anyone is interested, I can share how I made the flags :) 

So long for now, 

Linked with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday and Sew Fresh Quilts Let's be Social. 


  1. excellent pattern design skills - very impressive! would love to see how these flags were made. Thanks!

  2. There are some bloggers who make paper pieced patterns, maybe contact one of them? this will be a bright and happy quilt!

  3. Ya, Mon! Those blocks are awesome! You did a great job of figuring out the flag. Looks great!!!

  4. I'm making a flag quilt for my husband right now and Jamaica is one he wants on it. Could you share with me how you made it work? I've tried a couple times and can't seem to get it quite right. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  5. I would love to how you make the flags. My brother-law is from Jamaican, he would love an quilt like that.

  6. Just seen your quilt panels. Would love to see and know how the finish quilt looked.