The green plaid quilt is her version of Newfoundland Tartan. It is all pieced together. "The Newfoundland Provincial Tartan was developed in 1955 by the late Sam Wilansky, a clothier on Water Street in St. John's, and was registered in Scotland as the Provincial Tartan in 1973." The tartan is green with gold, white, brown and red bands of colour. These colours were chosen to correspond with Newfoundland's Anthem, The Ode to Newfoundland. The green represents the 'pine clad hills'; gold represents 'the suns rays'; white represents 'the cloak at Winter's stern command'; brown represents 'the Iron Isle', a reference to Bell Island where iron ore was mined from the 1890's to the 1960's and red represents England's Royal Standard for which our Fathers stood.
As you can see, Gertie is a very accomplished quilt artist!