Thursday, 28 April 2011

It's royal wedding day tomorrow

Now I'm not a great big fanatical loony fan of the royal family or anything like that but it is a big day tomorrow here in the UK what with the royal wedding n all, not least because we have been given a bank holiday so we can sit indoors and watch royalty driving through London in carriages waving at the commoners lining the route, waving plastic flags and wearing plastic flag hats.

So here's a little flag waving in my garden to mark the occasion.  The flag is called "Double Fat Jack" because it's a union jack made from two Fat Quarters, both of which came from my new Sew Fresh Fabrics Unafraid of Colour bundle because, frankly, I am terrified of colour so I asked Peg and Becca to make me a bundle which would force me to feel the fear and do it anyway.


Double Fat Jack measures 22" X 30" and may join with some other Double Fat Jacks later on in the year for a Double Fat Jack Quilt-a-Long if anyone fancies such a thing.  What with the royal wedding and the membership of the new Brit Quilt Flickr group for quilters in Britain hitting 100 this week, I feel we need to do something to celebrate and a Double Fat Jack quiltalong might be just the thing - it would of course be open to quilters all around the globe.

And finally, what is your Royal Wedding name?  You start with Lord or Lady, add one of your grandparents' first name, then your surname is a double barrelled name made up of a street where you were born, have lived or now live and the name of one of the pets you have had during your life.  May I introduce myself, I am Lady Joy Finch-Wally.

87 comments:

  1. oh darn! I should have guessed you would do this pattern. Ah well. I've wondered what life is like over in the UK these days. I laugh at the US coverage of all the events so far, but it's still fun to follow along.

    I did that Royal Wedding Game on Facebook too. My name is Lady Elizabeth Napoleon-Ashes.

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  2. Lovely Lynne, I love it and for somebody who is afraid of colour you have certainly taken the bull by the horns and created a fabulous block.
    Lady Florence Charlcott-Spider.

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  3. Love that block Lynne and we down under are quite excited about the wedding!

    I am Lady Joyce Sailsbury-Karma

    x

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  4. I've just finished a shabby Union Flag cushion as my sole contribution to the Royal Wedding. I'm looking forward to a day of non-stop sewing tomorrow. Lady Adelaide Devonshire-Daisy

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  5. Ooooh! I'm Lady Amelia Minton-Holly! Nice to meet you! Did you partner every received their doll quilt (aka Lady's Parts)???

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  6. Hello, I`m Lady Florence Sutton-Dasher...love your quilt but then I love colour and I love Union Jack quilts! Enjoy the Royal Wedding.

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  7. My ex-husband is British so I would love to make a Union Jack quilt for our daughter. She'd love it! Love this block, it's great. I'd quilt along to this one. Lady Veronica Stewart-Wombat. Ummm, not sure the Wombat works!

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  8. I'll be watching the wedding on TV from my living room in Bath whilst eating Union Jack cupcakes and teaching a nine year old to make her first quilt. Love Lady Ethel Oedipus-Peregrine x

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  9. Love the quilt! Enjoy your extra holiday. I can follow the wedding on telly here in Norway.
    Lady Emily Newfield-Flash

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  10. I have my Marmalade & Jam Quilt being Machine Quilted! other wise I could do a big Britannia Post!
    http://beaspokequilts.blogspot.com/2011/02/impostor.html

    Lady Sylvia tinturn-ginger

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  11. Fantastic colours! Looks so good. Yup - you will have us all sewing along without an argument.

    Lady Evelyn Montcalm-Geordie
    (not sure if the Geordie bit adds a certain something or not)

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  12. Fab block Lynne and a QAL sounds good - let me finish my dresdens 1st though! Yours, Lady Chrissy-Lea Angus!

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  13. I think it looks really lovely very fresh and summery.

    Lady June Bixley-Hugo.
    Emma x

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  14. Lady Daisy Lichfield-Binky here saying woweeee! In your face Union Jack! I love it - how you manage to do so much quilting in a normal day still astounds me but rock on Lady Joy Finch-Wally! xx

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  15. love the quilt

    xxx Lady Maisie Maybury Ping Pong

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  16. I definately want to do the QAL (must finish the other first ;))
    Ok as for name lets see Lady Lily Hampshire-Grace, how's that for posh?
    Actually both my Grandmothers were called Lily and so was one of Hubbys, so Jack has 3 Great Grandmothers with the same first name.
    Some of the guy's from Hubbys work will be lined up along the way to the church on duty, so no doubt our highlight will be if we spot someone we know in a soaking wet RAF uniform. Tee Hee.

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  17. Love the double fat Jack, Regards, Lady Edith Crewe-Roxy

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  18. I have been lusting after that block for a while now .... I love your colourful version.
    Yours Lady Eliza Frederick-Taffy ( after my English G-Granny )

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  19. Love the Jack! Very funky!
    from Lady Sophia Ravenscourt-Herbie x

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  20. That's one bright flag! Love it!
    Lady Marguerite Ferte St Aubin-Cachou

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  21. Gorgeous block! The fabrics are awesome! I'm Lady Carol Wonderland-Cat. (yes, our cats name is cat!) lol!

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  22. Ooo, love the Jack! Would love to do a QAL for a quilt like that :)
    From Lady Winifred Church-Frank lol

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  23. Love the block. OK I sure hope my royal name turns out better than my sponge-bob name. Lady Jean Colwyn-Diogy UGH! I better stick with my regular name.

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  24. Love the block! And the name game is so fun! Lady Barbara Wynfield-Sadie

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  25. Haha! Great block, great game! I am Lady Dorothea Niles-Brunswick - I think a bit of european royalty creeping in there! Have you seen how I am celebrating the royal wedding on my blog?
    http://bearpawandbearpaw.blogspot.com/2011/04/royal-wedding-giveaway.html
    Have fun tomorrow - I am SO excited!!

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  26. You definitely took that bull by the horns - love what you've done with this bundle! How is it that you turn anything and everything (even scary colorful big prints) into something beautiful?

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  27. Well if that doesn't break you through the colour fear barrier, nothing will! Much more suited to a Spring Wedding than boring red, white and blue don't you think?!!
    Enjoy the festivities,
    Lady Elsie Egerton-Shane :)

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  28. Well glad to meet you....I am...
    Lady Sylvia Cypress-Skipper

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  29. How fun! Love the quilt!

    I'm Lady Leona Everett-McKenzie!

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  30. What fun! Love the Union Jack!
    yours truly, Lady Elizabeth Hanover-Barkley :-)

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  31. I'm in for that missus!
    I'm Lady Betty Chesterfield-Brambles, such a pleasure to meet you.

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  32. You took colour, shook it around and gave it a good talking too! It is behaving crazily and very nicely! Love Lady Mabel Coxwold-Timmy

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  33. love the flag; really do. now if you were to do a tutorial on that one!! lol...think about it,eh. I can't watch the actual wedding is on here in Cananda at 3am...so; not staying up. But I will be watching for anything I can see later on it; I enjoy knowing what is going on with the Royals;still. and I adore the Union Jack...we all need something to hold in high respect you know...

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  34. Oh I'd really love to to a qal for a brit flag quilt. how fun!

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  35. Let me introduce myself, Lady Flora Pip-Shaw. Love the union flag,

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  36. Very bright and bold.
    Lady Genevieve Esquire-Rover

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  37. Okay, first I love the Double Fat Jack (and love the name too)--it's awesome! Also, I would love to participate in a Double Fat Jack quilt along--do it right now today!

    And my name is Lady Dorothy West-Kitty--haha, I love it!

    Oh, also I'm totally recording the royal wedding to watch when I wake up. I believe it starts at 4am where I am.

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  38. i think i rather like my royal name...Lady Ethelyn Violet-Keats. How fun was that !!! i am actually pretty excited about this royal wedding stuff. it is so fun!!!!

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  39. Never thought Id have a Royal name ~ Lady Adaline Greenville-Daisy. It's kind of cute.
    Love the quilt, it's a riot of color and beautiful!

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  40. I think you have conquered color fear. I will watch the royal festivities on DVR.

    Also, I will be watching the launch of STS 134, Space Shuttle Endeavour on her last mission to the International Space Station at 3:47 PM EDT.

    Yours faithfully,
    Lady Alice Park-Biteycat

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  41. Love the block! love love love it!

    My Royal title is Lady Vera Cherry Lane-Hugo

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  42. Lady Mildred Meeker Friday thinks your block is simply mahhh-velous!

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  43. I love that block and count me in for DFJ-QAL!!
    On yes... Lady Betty Sunningvale-Basil at your service!

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  44. I am Lady Margaret Primaria-Madeline, nice to meet you!
    And that block is so fun.

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  45. I certainly have a few options. Lady Dorothy Commonwealth-Bailey, Lady Beverly Rebel Ridge-Casey. Hmmm.

    The block is so fantastic.

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  46. I love your double fat jack. The colors are fantastic! My Royal Wedding name is Lady Elizabeth Kerrick-Ashley. What fun.

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  47. How cute! I am Lady Julia Savannah-Boots.

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  48. Will definitely join your quilt along with those double fat jacks! Love it!
    And are you kidding me about the Royal Wedding name? Lol

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  49. Hello your Ladyship, getting ready to wave my flag tomorrow. I am Lady Dolly Parkfield-Oiseau.

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  50. p.s. I wouldn't have said you were afraid of colour.

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  51. Love the multi-coloured union flag!

    And I think I make a rather fabulous Lady Noreen Cavendish-Pierre, thank you very much.

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  52. heeeheee...i've heard about the names in the radio during work (my co-workers and I decided it would be great to work in britain this week - because of the bank holiday on friday!).
    love the colorful union jack (honestly, i'd never guess you were afraid of color...:) ) ~ i think i'd love to join a quilt along in the future.
    oh, and may i introduce myself in return, your ladyship?
    lady ruth schweinfurt-amsel - it sounds so much better with english pet names :)

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  53. My daughter wants to watch it on tv tomorrow :-) And I've tried out a few street names but seeing as they are all Hawaiian names it just doesn't have the same ring to it :-)

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  54. Love the quiltie. The colors make it look like a ticker tape quilt on first glance.

    I am Lady Jeanine Gird-Mindy!

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  55. Lady Winnifred Embleton-Oscar here reporting for fawning duty over that incredible double fat Jack block. Can I just say, it is frightfully awesome, dear.

    OMG, I LOVE my royal wedding name so much.

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  56. Lady Joan Standfield Tower-Park
    I LOVE that quilt, i just cannot follow quilt patterns!

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  57. Lady Mabel Allen-Homer here!

    Everything you make gets better and better! This block is a crazy hot mess of color and I just LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

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  58. Love that colorful block!! I'm a bit jealous. I won't get to see any of the wedding hoopla until it's all over because I'm not getting up at 2am to watch.

    I'm Lady Frances Holbrook-Elliot.

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  59. Greetings from NZ from Lady Phyllis Surrey-Flash. Love this block! Count me in for QAL. I also love a royal wedding so I'm gathering with friends tonight to watch it whilst nibbling on cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream and jam. Pip pip, what oh :-)

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  60. I love this! I cant wait to see the dress!

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  61. I, Lady Prudence Reedway-Chamois, here across the pond, will be up at 4:00 AM CST watching all of the Royal Wedding festivities.

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  62. Oh yes! This is Cool Britannia!

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  64. Lady Mary Rufus-Newton

    Has a certain ring to it I think!

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  66. Lady Esther Hazel-Butkis. No kidding!

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  67. What a colorful looking quilt. I'm such a big sissy in putting so many different fabrics together. Yet, when I see things like yours I love the look of them. I still cannot figure out how to get past that. ugh. I am starting to get better now though and just bought a whole group of fabrics the other day at JoAnn's that were mixed fabrics all using the same colors. I was atually quite proud of myself. Of course, I haven't stitched them together YET but I will. They were chosen to make a small quilt for my 2nd Grandchild which will be born early Sept and will be the first boy.

    Signed ~
    Lady Lillian French-Whittemore

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  68. Whoa - that is a lot of color! Good for you for tackling your fears!! Next up? Sky diving?

    Sincerely -
    Lady Mary River Rock-Cleo (that was the least weird believe it or not)

    The weirdest was Lady Frieda Field Meadow-Lady

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  69. Lady Patricia Anglesey-Pip, at your service! I love Double Fat Jack and may just be interested in a QAL in a few months...

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  70. He he....did you watch daybreak too???

    My families new official names:

    Me: Lady Violet Belle Vue-Hammy
    My husband: Lord George Northfield-Haggis
    My kids: Lord Edward Rowood-Hopper & Lady Elizabeth Kimberley-Squeaker

    What a giggle.

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  71. I am Lady Charlotte Stinson-Tiger.

    Love it!

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  72. Lady Beatrice Ferry - Bonnie here....enjoy the celebrations and fly that flag, it's fab. Don't believe you are scared of colour.

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  73. What a fun block....even better with the giant size! I'll look forward to a QAL. Yours, truly,
    Lady Rossie Ann Fairway-Murphy

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  74. pleased to make your acquaintance,
    i am lady brooke grange-pumpkin. now say that without giggling
    i would love a big one of these bad boys. bravo on your fabric selection

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  75. I dunno, Lady Emma Longview-Fluffy doesn't quite cut it...

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  76. Love the double fat Jack. And let me introduce myself as (pseudo)Lady Ruth Frisky-Willow. Now, how's that for a double barreled dose of humor? BTW, I am from one of the Irish clans, the ones that didn't do so hot when good ol' Cromwell did his thing, so I can be fairly sure that my family would have never been part of any British royal family. ;) But I can dream right along with everyone else. lol

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  77. This is absolutely scrumptious...and may I say I am green with envy to see such green background and summery conditions...pip pip cheerio deary..

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  78. ohh my name is Lady Jolie-Coeur St Denis, but I am really a Madame Jolie-Coeur St Denisx

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  79. I just fell off my sofa! I LOVE your Double Fat Jack!!!!!! WOWWOWOWOW... LOVE IT!

    Krista from Poppyprint told me about finding my Royal Wedding name here - love it! I'm Lady Basilisa La Encinal-Sonoma (I sound like Spanish royalty!)

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  80. Love that bright flag. And I'd totally be up for a double fat jack quilt along!

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  81. Wow, love all those colors! Beautiful!

    I would be Lady Evelyn Jane-Savannah

    or even better Lady Mildred Country Club-Ole' Drippy

    Yep, I like that one! HAHA and yes, I had a cat that was named Ole' Drippy

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  82. Found your blog while looking for a Union Jack pattern online. Love it. Sincerely, Lady Agnes Burnside-Holly

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  83. Oh my God, what a coincidence, I am Lady Joy Finch-Wally too. How do we tell us apart I wonder in royal circles. Maybe I am Lady Joy Finch-Wally the elder. mmm, maybe not.

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  84. Lady Isabella Twentywell Smudge!

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  85. popped over from another blog and thought this is fun.

    I am Lady Margretha Qunandong-Roxy. LOL

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  86. So pleased to meet you, let me introduce myself ,I am Lady Elizabeth High-Garfield ,now that has a real ring to it doesn't it ;-0 I love your Union Jack it looks great in those modern colors!

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  87. love that quilt block!!!
    I am Lady Nora Winchester-Baloo!
    would love to to a union jack quiltalong!

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