Crossed Canoes Quilt Block Pattern
You will not be getting into very deep water if Crossed Canoes is on your list for a quilt to try. There are only three seams to each quarter block as you can see by the pattern, then the fourths sew together into a 14-inch square.
These quilt blocks put together with white lattice strips about 3 inches wide with the dark boats pointing one way and the white ones forming an opposite diagonal pattern across the quilt. With a 3 inch border top and bottom, 25 blocks put together with 3-inch strips between will finish about 79 by 85 inches. A third color, red print for instance, could be used for the four dark triangles, leaving blue only on the four large parts here marked blue.
In cutting allow a seam all around in addition to the sizes here given. This quilt will require 3 1/2 yards of blue and 5 1/2 yards of white.Allow extra for seams on all blocks.
An Anchor would be clever in design to quilt on the alternate blocks.