Did you succumb to the Olympic Craze? I was on vacation on a lake in Canada when the Olympics started.
I managed to watch most of the opening ceremonies and live, not delayed. They have different, a little weird tv channels up there. Well I had picked up a fat quarter here or there of the London by Makower UK for Andover fabrics. One day I visited a new quilt store in Northern Greensboro called Studio Stitch. They had a 3 day Olympic event. I played ping pong and got an extra 7% off on top of the sale price and got a few more.
I was in a UK fever then. I pulled white, red, and blue from my stash. I knew I wanted to use my quilt sense wonder triangles. So I cut a bunch of triangles and played. I was a little obsessed with pieced hexagons. I was inspired by a quilt in the Festival of Hexagons. I sewed red and blue solids between the hexagons. I was going to use white but thought it too stark. Some one told me it look like a crown!
Then I knew I wanted to sew the UK flag.
Not one of the many patterns for a small block. And definitely not a whole quilt worth. Just one, large UK flag. So I did. Freestyle with no pattern.
Of course I had the flag part all sewn together and realized I had forgotten to add the white strips on the side of the center red stripe. Rippers are my friend. Im pleased with how it turned out.
I then took some leftover fabric and a few pieces I saved and pieced a back. I almost like it better than the front.
I love taking pictures on the patio in my pictures back yard.
Now Im not sure about quilting it. I think I might just stick it away until I get through all of the wedding stuff
|I have some Heather Ross Craftee Chole going into my Etsy shop.|