Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Work in Progress .....

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.


  1. This turned out wonderfully. So pretty and patriotic.

  2. This continues to amaze me and continues to be GORGEOUS!

  3. Stunning! You did such a great job on this! I love it! :)

  4. Absolutely amazing. That is a lot of little squares to cut but wow so much more effective than a cut fabric strip.

  5. This is Amazing! Looking forward to seeing the pattern too! You did such a great job.

  6. Your hard work has resulted in an incredible finish. Well done!

  7. Your union flag is looking great!

  8. This is great! I've seen Union Jack blocks before but not made with pieced squares and that is such a clever idea. Can't wait to see the NZ flag.

  9. Oh wow! This is beautiful! I'm not surprised they've demanded a pattern! Well done you!


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