Hello QuiltE - what a great collection of blocks! Love the Union Jack. Very impressed that you have got it the right way up and shifted the red diagonals. People aren't usually so fussy on quilts.
I can remember seeing the maple leaf flag in the paper when it was introduced. Ages afterwards I had a bit of a surprise when I found out it was red. I had always imagined it as green. That would throw your quilts a bit, wouldn't it?
DogHouseMom - "that's nice dear" sounds very familiar. Are all English husbands the same? I'll be smiling all afternoon at that one. Give my love to Essex Boy.
Queen's birthday? Her real birthday is 21st April, but the celebrations are in June with the Trooping of the Colour. Lots of nice pics and a video here http://www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk
Looking forward to seeing some bright cheerful quilts once they're finished!