While I was at the quilting retreat a couple of weeks ago, I worked on my Union Jack quilt blocks. Which is exactly the same thing I have worked on for the past three years, at this same quilting retreat. In fact, Amy McClellan, the retreat orchestrator, laughed when she saw me pull them out again this year. Here's last year's finishes. And here are the blocks from the year before.pillow for my old friend, the flag quilt for my Norwegian friend who was a flat-mate when I lived in northern England as a Mormon missionary, and the cancer-love quilt for my friend Jenny, who was a flat-mate when I was a student in London.
This year was the year I determined to sew enough blocks so that I can finally FINISH my quilt. I've got the sashing cut and I need to just assemble them all! I used this Victory Garden pattern. (I modified it slightly to have less fabric waste.) My blocks and fabrics are inspired by Cath Kidston, another UK love.
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I'm such an Anglophile. I loved my time living in England in my early 20's. My dream is to take my family back and live there for a summer, or maybe longer. I will keep dreaming that dream and feeding my Britain Pinterest board...
...in the meantime I'm lucky to have nice friends who feed my love for all things British like sending me Cath Kidston buttons and making me the world's cutest Union Jack needle book. Now I just need to find some good fish'n'chips.
POST EDIT: Thanks to the kind readers who reminded me about this new fabric collection. Also available here. Just when I was vowing not to buy more fabric. But how can I pass this one up?
Linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday.