Monday, 31 May 2010

Union Jack quilt

I've been wanting to have a go at a Union Jack quilt for a while and was nudged by Tula Pink's fabulous Lush version (as well of course as the Union Jack quilt in the V&A exhibition).  I wanted an olde worlde feel fabric and hit on Whimsy.  So I've gone about calculating a block A4 size which uses three pieces of layer cake.  Question is, do I make all these blocks myself or could this be my August month bee block?  On the one hand, they're a right kerfuffle to make.  On the other hand, I think this could be my next addiction which would mean I wouldn't want to share.  And I make the first (test) block out of my three least favourites in the layer cake so these flags are just going to get more and more gorgeous.

12 comments:

  1. i love the union jack blocks!!! they always look amazing. have you seen the ones that Amy at Diary of a Quilter has made....

    http://thequiltingdiaries.blogspot.com/2010/03/do-you-know-jack.html

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  2. Pretty :) Can't wait to see whats up your sleeve !!!

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  3. Looks great Lynne! I've been watching with interest Film in The Fridge's - 'Quilt as You Go' blocks and wondering about those for my month!!! But would it be too much hassle for everyone??!!

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  4. That is a great block, perfect for a summer picnic quilt.

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  5. The Lush quilt is lovely indeed.
    Your block is looking really good!
    I like the idea of a picnic quilt this would suit really well for that.

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  6. I saw your comment on Tula's site and wondered whether it would get on your list... Well done for starting so soon. And this is your least favourite? I love that one!! That should be so nice in whimsy!! can't wait to see more!

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  7. Awesome idea! I can't wait to see the others :)

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  8. I've been dreaming of these blocks too! I can't wait to see what you do with yours. I'm heading in an Amy Butler directions with mine (Ithink!)

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  9. wow! how fun is this?! loving it!!!

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  10. I'm such a sucker for UJack blocks. Love yours! Can't wait to see more!

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  11. I vote using this for your month of FMBI... because I really want to try this out :o)

    I love the fabrics you used for this! I have a project planned for Whimsy (maybe sometime soon I'll get to it!)

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  12. I way to addicted to making Union Jack Blocks!

    I just finished a quilt and a pattern for one too.

    Love your choice in colours! :)

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