An Old Favourite

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
 
 

14 thoughts on “An Old Favourite

  • Cheryl May 30, 2014 at 19:48

    So classic, I love it!

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  • Olga May 22, 2014 at 07:58

    О! So beautiful! Very!

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  • Debby L May 19, 2014 at 10:40

    Love the Union Jack quilt and your Doctor Who designs!

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  • Debby L May 19, 2014 at 10:38

    Love your Union Jack quilt, as well as your Doctor Who designs!

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  • Kim May 18, 2014 at 21:48

    This quilt is so pretty. I love the gray background. It makes the blocks pop.

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  • CitricSugar May 17, 2014 at 16:39

    You did a beautiful job, even if I’m going to have Rule, Britannia stuck in my head for days…! :-)

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  • Janine May 17, 2014 at 14:25

    I love this quilt! Good luck in the festival :)

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  • Barbara May 17, 2014 at 07:02

    Fantastic. Live it.

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  • Cille May 16, 2014 at 22:34

    It looks perfect – no wonder it never gets put away :)

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  • Susan May 16, 2014 at 18:23

    I always like to hear the story behind a quilt. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  • Silvana ( Sil ) May 16, 2014 at 18:10

    Wow! This quilt is really gorgeous!

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  • Susan the farm quilter May 16, 2014 at 15:18

    I like the differences! Great quilt.

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  • Susie May 16, 2014 at 13:29

    What a striking quilt! I love how you added the gray and varied things …. just the right amount! I also love hearing how you got started designing paper pieced patterns!

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  • Margaret Andrews May 16, 2014 at 12:39

    That is certainly a beautiful quilt that you shared. Isn’t a quilt that is loved something wonderful. I made one many years ago for my in-laws and it was my first. They have passed away and it came back to us and sits loved on the couch, faded, and worn but truly loved.

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