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..I decided to look for some fabric to make a practice-Jack. So I found these fabrics at my local craft store, and set out to make block A.
I was so happy that the seams lined up correctly! I'm liking how these fabrics go together, and after this stellar review from Lynne, "OMG, this red fabric is BRILLIANT!!! And then the blue is the Thames running through. You have to make the whole thing in this!".. I may have to use practice Jack on the front of the quilt. :) Originally I was thinking about incorporating him into the back somehow, if he turned out okay. I hadn't thought about the blue relating to the Thames, but now that she pointed it out, I love it even more. Thanks, Lynne!
Anyway, then came block B.. it was all going swimmingly well, when I realized I had sewn the B blocks backwards with the wide strip on the large triangle, instead of the small one. Both of them. :( So ripped them apart, cut new strips, and after lots of extra time, now have two A's and two B's.
And b/c of my mistake, I have to go back to the store tomorrow, and look for a little bit more of the blue fabric. If I can't find any maybe I can just incorporate one of my other blue fabrics. ? But hopefully they still have it.
Originally, I had thought about making the quilt in Willow by Riley Blake but my Welsh bestie keeps mentioning how she'd love a red and blue Union Jack throw pillow or something to remind her of home.. so blue and red it is. Maybe if I make another one for myself sometime, it will be out of Willow. I think it would be really cool in soft colors.
For now, I'm trying to figure out which of my red and blue fabrics look the best together for the second and third Jack. And I might make a bonus one to do something with on the back. This is going to be FUN!
Hope everyone is having, or has had, a wonderful weekend!
Kelli...no way! I was FQS shopping today with the gift voucher you sent me and I very, very nearly got those fabrics, infact, in the end I did buy .5 of a metre of the union jack fabric. All up I spent over $100....TG I won you give-away!!
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