Union Jack Quilt Pattern

 

Union Jack pattern on Etsy

 

This is an old favourite of mine.  In reality this quilt never gets put away.  I wash it, dry it and then we use it again… and again.  For those who are new here – since a couple of years ago when I started quilting, this is the first lap-size quilt I made and it was a present for my husband.   It’s made entirely with paper pieced blocks, twenty of them.  I love this photo of the Union Jack quilt hanging in front of the bookshelves.

 

 

Union Jack Quilt Pattern

 

Union Jack pattern on Etsy

 

I wanted sharp consistent corners, so I learned how to draw paper piecing patterns with this block and I got addicted to pattern making after that.  Of all the patterns I have designed since then, the Union Jack quilt pattern is probably my most favourite.  I was going to make the whole quilt with these blocks.  Then after making ten blocks, I suddenly decided to break the monotonous set of blocks by adding couple of other combinations.  I didn’t want to drift too far from the original though.

 

 

Union Jack Quilt Pattern

 

 

So I made the next five blocks by replacing the red with grey.  I used the same blue fabric from the other block and I rearranged the colours a little.  I didn’t touch the cream to keep some continuity.

 

 

Union Jack Quilt Pattern

 

 

For the last five blocks I replaced the blue with grey.

 

 

Union Jack Quilt

 

Union Jack pattern on Etsy

 

I used Kona Charcoal for the sashing and then used a very light grid pattern to quilt it.  I pieced only the red and the blue from the quilt for the binding to keep it simple.  This quilt has never been put away ever since I made it.  When it’s not being used by us, it’s being used by the kitties even though they have their own mini version of this quilt.  I also made a matching pillow.  If you are interested, you can read about these other finishes on this blog post.  As you can tell, I love the geometric pattern of this flag just a little too much, you might even call it an obsession!  The Union Jack quilt pattern is available on my Etsy shop.

 

See you around!
-Soma