Monday, 6 October 2014

Union Jack

Being part of an online bee means at some point, you have to get out of that comfort zone and make a block you would have never made otherwise.  The September block was one of those... and it was October by the time I made it.

You've see them popping everywhere.  My friend Adrienne is pretty good at it.   Me?  I was so not excited about making this.  Paper piecing is not my favourite method.  It took a while to get started but really, all it took was a quiet Sunday morning, a nice coffee and some  good country music on the radio!

Don't worry, the dangling threads got cut

I like that Janet asked us to chose colourful prints and, not being a fan of the flag itself, I liked the option to reverse the red and blue placement.  I briefly considered using a fleur de lis print but then I thought it would be a little over the top.  In the end, it was quite enjoyable to make, but I can definitely say I have no intention of ever making another one in the future!

Since last week, I have been on a roll.  I whipped up a sunglasses case (to be revealed soon) for the MMQG swap and I "sorta" finished quilting the plus quilt.  I say "sorta" because I have not quilted the plus signs yet.  I have an upcoming trip and I needed the binding on so I'd have something to hand stitch during my flight.  I may add more quilting when I get back.

All ready to hand stitch... my favourite part!

My next challenge...  Figuring out what block to ask as Queen Bee for November.  So many choices...  For those of you who are part of online bees, how do you chose what block you want?


  1. I really like your flag block! Great fabric choices!

  2. Great job on the Union Jack. Too right that those bees push you to make stuff you'd never make otherwise! In order to choose blocks for the bees I've been involved with, I created a board on Pinterest and filed ideas there until I needed to decide. Easier that searching the entire internet on a deadline! I try to pick blocks that aren't too challenging (or fiddly), but sometimes that's in the eye of the beholder!

  3. Oooh, nicely done, Dom! I love that you reversed the colours -- you're such a rebel. :)


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