is currently my Should I Stay or Should I Go? quilt. It has certainly moved on from last week, thank goodness because the days just keep slipping by - I have just over 3 weeks to get this finished, quilted and bound.
So there was a 111 red squares to cut out and arrange ....
and rearrange ....
and sew together. I get so much pleasure from such a simple piece of patchwork - I love it!
Resulting in this ....
Then there were the quadrants to trim and border in white, followed by putting it all together. Ta-da!!
The sun even came out that day so I could get outside to take some photos!
I am so happy with how this has turned out - could you tell be the number of pictures I've taken? I also had some amazing feedback from a FB group I am a member of and the upshot is that I am going to write a pattern for this. Who knew the Union Jack would be quite so popular?!!
I am so excited, a little nervous and a little apprehensive but I have to do this all over again in a smaller scale for the New Zealand flag. This gives me the perfect opportunity to refine the techniques and get some cutting and piecing instructions written down. Then off to pattern testers!!! If you were here, you would have just heard me squeak because I am that excited - what's hard is that with my husband away I can't just fully dive into it - there's still children to look after and home educate!!!
It is just so cute in the smaller version - each square finishes at just 1". And yes, those are my pyjama trousers - you've got to strike whilst the iron's hot don't you?!! If you fancy being a pattern tester then please do leave a comment below and I can get in touch.
I am linking up to Let's Bee Social over at Lorna's blog today.