Saturday, June 13, 2009

Country Club Quilt Progress #2

I have done well this week.  Not only have I managed a blog post everyday I have also managed to make another block for the Country Club Quilt.  I don't think that would have normally been achieved, except I saw Stina's post about her progress and the replacement flag block she made and inspiration struck.  It make perfect sense to draft a Union Jack and include that in my quilt instead of the American Flag which is included in the pattern.  Luckily I had the perfect fabrics thanks to my shopping spree at the carboot 2 weeks ago.  I used the image tracing feature in EQ6 to get the design and I paper pieced all the slanted bits.  I couldn't believe how easy EQ made the process.  For more Union Jack and fabric combos have a look at this and this.



Until next time...

21 comments:

s'me said...

Lovely. A bit of British pride in a polite and unassuming (therefore very British!) kind of way.

anne bebbington said...

This is such fun!!!

kitschnkarma said...

That looks gorgeous!

Illini Country Stitchers said...

What a great Union Jack! It's so common to see a quilted US flag, but that's the first Union Jack I've seen. It really has a quilty look to it, too.

jovaliquilts said...

Oops, Illini Country Stitchers is me, logged into my other account, sorry. I always try to leave comments under my personal account to save confusion, just goofed this time.

Karen said...

I wondered what your flag would look like. Very good! Did you notice that there is another smaller flag to be made in the quilt?

Stina said...

Love your flag.. it is gorgeous... Well done... :o))))

maria said...

It looks great. The fabrics are perfect.

sewkalico said...

OOh!Love it!

Rachel said...

Very nice! Oohhh, you have to come over and see my Union Jack pillow!

http://plainjane21.blogspot.com/2009/01/brand-spankin-new.html

scrapworking said...

Very nice - great idea! Can't wait to see more of your lovely work. Thanks for being an inspiration even when I can't work on mine (yet)!

Fiona said...

Love it - I've been looking at Union Jack items for a while now but think that I might just attempt one now that I've seen yours.

toni said...

your union jack looks fabulous! well done! :oD

janet said...

What a fantastic way to use your recycled shirts! I really love it!

Gina said...

great flag. I'll have to try the tracing for the Welsh Flag. I've promised mal a quilt withthe Welsh dragon on it.

Love and hugs Ginaxxx

Libby said...

*wow* Look at you go.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Lovely flag, I have been wanting to make a union jack cushion for ages, and now you have given me the inspiration to make one. I look forward to seeing more of your quilt xx

Lynda said...

The Union Jack looks fantastic in those fabrics! It's a boring image but you have made it quite fun!

Karen said...

I love your flag! My husband loves all things Union Jack, although he's an Irish Italian American. He keeps trying to talk me into making him the Union Jack gloves we saw on Ravelry.

Sylvia said...

It's good to know that you are working on yours.. It's inspiration to get my butt workin on mine! I keep getting caught up with other stuff.. like checking blogs to see how others quilts are coming along..haha.
-Sylvia
Ananta Watches

Liz said...

Beautiful and accurate union flag well done ;-)