Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Let's Bee Social ....

It seems like ages since I have linked up to Lorna's lovely little (or rather big really!) gathering, aka Let's Bee Social, on a Wednesday.  Today I have made a concerted effort to take some photos and get a post up!
It's a new project and it's got to be fully finished by Friday 13 May - just counted the days and that is just over 5 weeks.  I should get it done, although there's the added issue of my husband disappearing for 3 1/2 of those weeks back to New Zealand!  I made my first entry for a show in 3 1/2 weeks last summer and was fully encouraged by all the support I got here each Wednesday.  I think I may use this link up as a push to show my progress.
It's based on flags - the Union Jack and the New Zealand flag ...

When I wasn't so well before Easter I started planning and practicing the little paper pieced stars ....

Then onto the design of the Union Jack.  I know that there are some patterns out there but, as is my way, I wanted to design it myself.  That way I know it will fit my required measurements and also be as true to the flag's dimensions as I can make it.

It's going to be made up of 2 1/2 squares - a lot of them ....

I have finally put chalk to blackboard in my studio and have written up a rather long list of things to be done!

Finally got to the stage of playing around with some of the squares ....

So there's some serious sewing to do in this house, but we're off ice skating now!!! x


  1. The Union flag is a great pattern. It's on my list also :)

  2. I can't wait to see this come together!!

  3. This is going to be AWESOME! Can't wait to see more progress. :)

  4. That is such a neat idea! Can't wait to see the finished product. And, by the way, I LOVE the chalkboard door!

  5. I'm so anxious to see your little stars! Keep going, this is going to be fantastic!

  6. Your detailed plans and attention to detail is impressive. Looking forward to seeing more. And I too love the chalkboard door.
    Smiles from

  7. That planning is incredible. Imagine if our vote to change the flag had gone with the new flag-your design wouldn't have the same impact I don't think! Look forward to seeing the progress on this.

  8. I can't wait to see this one come together! It's going to be gorgeous! :)

  9. Oh wow, designing your own pattern. I am in even more awesome ! Enjoy skating ...x

  10. That is going to be wonderful. I love the start of those stars.

  11. I want a chalkboard door too!
    I hoisted our maritime version of the NZ flag when we were out in the Bay for Easter. I took a lot more notice of how it was sewn this time around (it's a sewn one, not printed). Intriguing and I could really appreciate the work.

  12. This is so exciting! Ever since you mentioned you were entering the quilt show, I have been curious to see your plan. I am not good with secrets. Thanks so much for sharing these great progress pics with us! Looking forward to watching this great design come to life!


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