Saturday, 5 April 2014

Union Jack Quilt

I finished the Union Jack quilt.  Tula Pink's Acacia.  Endless endless paper piecing.  Squidgy wadding.  Supersoft backing.  Bright lipstick pink sketch binding.


I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 which is a pouffier, squidgier wadding - not really suited to a wall hanging or display quilt where you'd want something flatter and more stable but perfect for a quilt to snuggle with.  For a more structured quilt, I tend to use warm and natural which is a bit heavier and sturdier.  And I quilted with a lovely thick Aurifil cream 40wt - lines nice and wide apart, again so that the quilt was softer and snugglier.  This is not a show quilt.  It is a house quilt.  


And it was instantly claimed by twin 2 as hers, belonging to her, only hers, not to be shared, even though it is still covered in loose threads, Frixion pen quilting markings and there are a couple of places where the binding is not quite properly sewn down.   

27 comments:

  1. ...that is truly the ultimate compliment though!!!

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  2. To be claimed is to be loved!!!

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  3. Love the quilt! The colours are fabulous!

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  4. A desired and loved quilt is the best kind, and this one is beautiful too. Maybe you can sneak it back to finish off that binding.

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  5. Lovely quilt and already fitting right at home.

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  6. Damn straight, need to get in quickly with the quilt claims!

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  7. Love those colours. Makes me want to make a union jack quilt, despite being incredibly non-British. I guess Canada is a commonwealth country though...

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  8. Smart girl! Loving your descriptions and thanks for keeping it real ;-)

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  9. Just one word - Fabulous!!!

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  10. I love it and I love warm and natural, but don't know where to find it here in London. Where you do shop? My stash is running out!

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  11. My cat and dog try to each claim my quilts BEFORE the binding. Just saying.

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  12. Just because it has been claimed, you can slack off and leave all the boring bits!

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  13. Your quilt is wonderful, I want one. I agree with you about the Hobbs 80/20. I just used it in a quilt, that I was planning for the wall, but it is a snuggle/soft quilt.

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  14. It is a beautiful quilt! I'd claim it too if I lived at your house.

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  15. such a variety of colours here, brightens up our union jack. Thanks for the tip on wadding, I have to buy dome to finish a quilt so will bear in mind what you have said

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  16. Maybe she needs to finish it off then?

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  17. It really did turn out fabulous. Nicely done. And I can't help but chuckle at the "claimed" comments. She obviously likes it too.

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  18. I really really like this!

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  19. Gorgeous! Totally understand why it was claimed so quickly.

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  20. Love it. And I love that twin 2 knows to claim before it's truly finished, can't let good things hang around!

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  21. I would have claimed it that quickly, myself :-)

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