I finally made the Union Jack block for my Sampler quilt.
Thank you to each person who gave me input on fabric selection.
There was an overwhelming response for this combination.
Which I was about to cut into when I realized I forgot one crucial piece of information: the overall look of the quilt. And I don’t think that that lovely blue as the main color in a block would have gone with my bright, Springy look.
So I went with the second-most-popular combination, and made this.
I love it. Though I keep wishing I had the time to make it in the darker blue, as well.
It took over four hours to make. This is my second attempt at paper piecing and I made the pattern and created instructions myself. Which is a feat considering I had only paper pieced once before! I am still amazed that it worked out.
Being a purist, I had to make my block to exact Union Jack dimensions. So the block won’t fill an entire square in the sampler quilt. I think I already shared that I plan to applique hearts with this fabric on a strip of fabric underneath the flag.
I’ve been unreasonably busy lately but am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I sadly quit one of my three part-time jobs. It was a job that I enjoyed but that had the fewest hours, so made most economic sense to quit. Now I am just working at Macy’s on nights and weekends and for grkids.com during the day. I also am wrapping up my commitments on the leadership team for my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. That was time intensive! Wow. Man, I’m on a roll! Let’s see, what else can I quit? … watching my children a couple of days a week? Oh, wishes…
That said, I hope to be sewing more again, and also have time to blog about said sewing. I have a lot of projects to get working on, but in true April fashion, none of them are easy to do.
One project is to make Izzy a throw quilt like Olivia’s, only with her favorite character, Babar, King of the Elephants, on it. They don’t make a fabric panel with Babar. So I have to create one. Or applique an entire elephant. Doh!!