Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Jack Attack - The Button

So what's a quiltalong without a button?  If anyone doesn't yet know how to add a button to their blog, there are two options.  To add it to the sidebar, you need to copy the text from the box below the button and paste it into a HTML gadget.  To drop it into a post, click on HTML at the top of your post drafting box and paste the text into the post.  Revert to Compose and hey presto, the button will appear.

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And what are we making in this QAL "Jack Attack"?  We're making a single bed sized (70" x 90") triple union jack quilt.  You do not need to buy a pattern - I will be taking you through the quilt assembly step by step.  The piecing is simple - no difficult foundation paper piecing in this quilt.  Any questions on the QAL, add them into this post.


Fabric requirements will follow before too long.  If you're in, let me know in a comment below and go and share your bloglinks in the Flickr group on this thread.

25 comments:

  1. I'm in Lynne. Just waiting for those fabric requirements so that I can start thinking about colours etc. Di x

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  2. oh I've been wanting to do a Union Jack quilt for forever. Thanks, I'll be following along.

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  3. In like Flynn! This will be my daughter's Christmas present.

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  4. "Jack Attack" made me laugh. All I can think of is the youngest child in the movie "Incredibles"

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  5. Lynne, I have to tell you a funny story (well, funny to me. Not a bit to some members of my family). My Father in Law was an executive with a company called Sohio, a large oil company here in the States that BP bought in the 80's. After they bought Sohio, the BP execs promptly fired my father in law. (It's OK, he landed on his feet.)
    But the bitterness this created in my Mother in Law still ripples throughout the family. Not only is she bitter toward BP, she blames the entire United Kingdom for the whole affair!
    Needless to say, If I made a Union Jack quilt, and displayed it in my home, I would most definitely be persona non grata at family dinners!
    Sadly, I must keep my love for all things British on the down low.; the WAY down low!
    But I will keep my nose pressed up against the window for this quilt along, and cheer on all the joiners.
    Have fun!

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  6. I'm in. Love all things British and have been quilt wanting to do a of these since I made a block for a bee I was in.

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  7. I think I have to do this & I'm really considering doing it in Hawaiian prints. Our flag has the Union Jack on it, too, and I guess we almost became part of the UK back I the day.

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  9. I am in! This is a must do quilt!!! As my son has fallen head over heels for a girl from England...she has just returned from across the pond and will not be able to go home for Christmas....this would be perfect for her!! Looking forward to more details!!! [Will the info be posted here? or at the flicker group??

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    1. Info will be posted here and good to hear you're in!

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  10. I would love to say I'm in but this always jinxes me with your stuff so I'm saying I'm not going to make one in the hope the reverse is true!

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  11. I'm definately in...I hope!

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  12. I added the button to my TQS blog and am looking forward to seeing all of the Big Triple Jacks on Flickr.

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  13. Awaiting fabric requirements. If I can make this work from stash, I'm giving it a go!!

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  14. Ok. I'm in. It's time I made some union jack shizzle

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  15. How could I not do this being an expat! I am in.

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  16. I'm so up for this. I'm playing with what fabrics I'd like to use in my head at the moment. So many decisions. I bet Bella would look nice.

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  17. I'm in! I have drooled over all of the Union Jack quilts I keep seeing around for too long. Time to make one! :)

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  18. i would like to be in... but baby number 2 is on his/her way so i'm not sure if i can realistically commit!

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  19. Definitely in Lynne, have just grabbed the button for our blog. My buddy Tracy is in too - she doesn't have a blog, but with her permission, I'll upload her pics to our blog - and she's on instagram. Hoping to 'shop my stash' when you release the fabric requirements (makes me think of that Mr Byrnes line from The Simpsons ... 'release the hooooounds' ... don't take that personally though). Looking forward to all the Jacks. Cat.

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  20. Right, i've been resisting joining you on this, but lifes too short, so i'm in- thx for the button, i've even managed to link it up on my blog, so i'm learning new skills already!! Ange x

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