Friday, 20 July 2012

Jumping Jacks - a Fat Quarterly sneak peek

The lovely, funny and talented Amy Smart (who lived a stone's throw from where I lived back in the day although we didn't know it at the time and didn't quilt at the time so it wouldn't have been relevant anyway) has just revealed her Union Jack quilt which she has been working on for many many moons now so I've decided to do the same.  Mine was started over two years ago when I designed a union jack block which then went on to be the bee block in Fresh Modern Bee II.


The UJs are made from several Fig Tree lines but mostly Whimsy.  The blocks are pieced by me and by my fellow bee members in Fresh Modern Bee II (thank you so much ladies for your patience...!).  The blocks are sashed at a jaunty angle and then wide-sashed using the perfect red dot from Cosmo Crickets Circa 1934 line for Moda.  The quilt is backed with another Fig Tree fabric, California Girl.  The pattern for this quilt will be appearing in the coming-very-soon next edition of Fat Quarterly.

24 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love the thin, angled sashing.

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  2. I'm glad to know this was a bee quilt. I'm beginning to think that you don't sleep. Ever!

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  3. Delicious, simply delicious

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  4. Ooh! Very jaunty indeed! :)

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  5. Was that really 2 years ago, that you did that pattern?! I still have my one lonely Union Jack block (which I adore) waiting to be made into something. I think my Bee might faint if I had them make one for me:)
    I love the jaunty angle!

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  6. I really like Amy's and really, really, like yours.

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  7. Really cute name. I love your Union Jack quilts and want to make this one too!

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  8. Wonderful! I want to make it as a Christmas gift for my English receptionist!!

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  9. It is lovely, I'm looking forward to the next FQ.

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  10. I saw this over on Amys blog: it looks fantastic. Can't wait for the next FQ edition now

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  11. Yowza, yowza, yowza. That's amazing. Yowza (love that word)

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  12. love it ~ great colors, great design!

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  13. Yah! I have been wanting to make one of these!

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  14. It is wonderful. I would have loved to be part of the bee so hope another one will be coming along, or a quilt along to join in. Love your blog. Janette
    http://quilttherapy-janette.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. This is just stunning, I just might have to make one for myself one day.

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  16. I'm in love with Amy's quilt and now with yours as well!

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