With its roots in the 1930's this modern quilt design is a fantatistic option for a masculine quilt. the traditional design is generally only a postive/negative block repeat. I have chosen to add pieced sashing to "hide"the blocks and recreate a plaid background behinf the canoes. The blocks are made using foundation paper piecing techniques . And, it can easily be made bigger by extending the plaid borders. This is a downloadable file , no need to wait for the pattern to arrive in the post!