Thursday, 16 June 2011

Shabby Chic Union Jack Wall Hanging

I'm on Moda Bake Shop today! I wasn't expecting to be but an opening came up unexpectedly - please go and visit me over there if you have a moment and leave me a comment - usual rules apply, whatever you think of my post, just gush - gushing makes me feel good.   I've made a shabby chic union jack wall hanging from the wonderful upcoming Fa La La line from French General.

A closeup of the quilt shows the fabric is made up of a shabby chic patchwork of overlapping charms.

Moda Bake Shop close-up

When you ask your 12 year old son to hold up a union jack wall hanging for you in a public place, don't expect him to smile.   Your 11 year old neice might smile but your 3 year old neice will look on with slight distaste - kids, eh, they just don't get the wonder of my quilting.

32 comments:

  1. I love this. I have gushed suitably at Moda Bake Shop which is where I saw it originally. Def going to do something similar. Lovely blog BTW. x

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  2. Why do I always have to do things like that!
    None of my class mates would ever have to do a thing like this!
    OK mum, I'll do it ...

    He looks great, and so do the girls.

    O, yeah, and so is this super big fat Jack!

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  3. this is way to cute. Hugs Mary

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  4. oh my beautiful nieces and nephew! Great quilt too and I love the new look! Gosh that was a lot of nice things said all at once. Most unlike me.

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  5. great photo - off to do some gushing ;)

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  6. I love the way you made your own fabric with the charms. I have an anglophile on my Christmas list who I think would love something like this. Thanks so much for sharing how you made it!!

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  7. that quilt turned out so nicely..love it

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  8. Congratulations Lynne! A magical photo of the little ones.

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  9. the wall hanging is beautiful, the children adorable and the scenery lovely. This all equals perfection!

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  10. GUSH!!!! Brilliant!

    Pictures...Kids...they must dope the ones in the magazines with something to make them docile and happy. :)

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  11. Haha to Leila's comment above. This Union Jack is making me feel super gushy. Heading on over now to MBS.

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  12. The wall hanging is fabulous! Did you not insist the kids gush too? ;-)

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  13. I've gotta say that the photo is just the best! Your quilt is terrific too. I love the way it is all pieced together.

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  14. gushed over there now gotta say wonderful wonderful wonderful over here ....

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  15. p.s. really like this new heading font - yum ... and the header

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  16. once again, I just adore this Lynne! It looks so utterly fabulous and I want to see it hoisted from the top of a ship!

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  17. Great project! At least your son isn't holding the quilt at arm's length and pretending that he's not involved!

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  18. It looks lovely - love the way the older two are holding the quilt and your little girl is completely unconcerned with what is going on. Great shot!

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  19. I just looked. You have 1,000 followers. That is so cool!! (Okay, and I am so not cool!) Hope you are jumping up and down like a Masai warrier because I would be.

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  20. That is absolutely AWESOME =)
    Can I ask where you got a "pattern" - I been looking cause I want to make one myself - and I am brand new at this so I need like patterns for everything.

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  21. This is great! Love the overlapping charms - they give a fab effect!

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  22. Forget the quilt (I've pre-gushed). YOU'VE GOT OVER A THOUSAND FOLLOWERS. Woohoo!!!!

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  23. Well at least he stood in the photo Lynne - I have rather a few photos of my son disappearing off or hiding his face LOL! Rascal!

    Great photo of the Union flag wallhanging tho'!

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  24. WOW amazing another slot on the 'Bake Shop' fantastic
    You'll soon become a regular

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  25. Ooooh I love a bit of french general and I love a Brit (mr tortoise is british) so this is right up my alley! Def on my to do list...love it Lynne

    PS I think it's amazing your son was willing to be in the photo at all!

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  26. Gorgeous, Love F.General! Well done! Jxo

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  27. Wow! It's lovely and so much bigger than I would have guessed from the past versions I have seen.

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  28. Congrats on all the followers that you have. Wow!!!

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  29. Neice is thinking - "Way too many colours" in here.

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  30. I gushed there and I'll gush here--this is a wonderful variation of one of my favorite quilts by one of my favorite quilters. Thanks for sharing.

    wordygirl at earthink dot net

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