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Union Jack flag quilt

My goal for the first half of this year was to complete the Union flag quilt. A couple of days late but I’m pleased to say this weekend I went to Quilt Camp, otherwise known as my mum’s house, and finished it.

Union Jack flag quilt

I fell in love with the pattern as soon as I saw it in Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing 16 Quilt Projects by Tacha Bruecher.

I really enjoyed collecting the red, white and blue fabrics for it and picked it up every couple of weeks. My progress was slow but last month I finished piecing the top. I think I took even longer trying to choose the fabrics to complete it though and spent a few evenings trying to decide what to buy. It all arrived this week in a lovely parcel of fabric goodness – Fairy Dust from Lewis & Irene’s Make A Christmas Wish fabric collection and Muslin Mates Chevron which is from the Moda Fabrics Basics range, both from Eclectic Maker.

union flag quilt

My version differs slightly from the pattern in the book. I added panels either side of the pieced top as I wanted to make it large enough to cover my daughter’s bed. She’s currently in a toddler bed but I know she will progress to a single bed at some point. Over the weekend I managed to find space to trim the quilt top, back it and bind it. I hand-tied the top in alternate white hexagons.

hand tied quilt

Yay! I think this is the third full-size quilt I have ever finished and I love the mixture of colours. Fortunately Little Sis loves it too, even though she had a funny way of showing it….

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7 Comments

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    aunty caca
    July 13, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Wow!!! Love it xx

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    Helen
    July 13, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Gorgeous, well done for finishing it.

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      jenny
      July 13, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thanks, I enjoyed making it.

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