Thursday, 7 June 2012

Union Jack pillow cover

On Tuesday evening I decided to complete my Union Jack pillow cover that I started in Lynne's class at the FQ Retreat. I should have known better... late night sewing equals mistakes. For every seam I sewed, I then had to unpick it. I was determined not to go to bed until I was back to where I started, in terms of progress. It was well after midnight before I threw in the towel! Yesterday, I picked up where I had left off and had a much better sewing time with only minor problems getting the horizontal stripes to match.

So without further ado... this is my Union Jack pillow cover. 
I am pleased with how it turned out and have enjoyed the process of using paper piecing in making it. Lynne described paper piecing as marmite to the quilting world. I think that she is right and I definitely like it.

I am away for a long weekend in Belfast, leaving very early tomorrow morning. I am not back until Monday night so my blogging will be non-existent, but I am managing to squeeze in a coffee with a some quilting bloggy friends so watch this space....
Di xo

12 comments:

  1. Your pillow looks fab - you should see mine!!!!! Looking forward to meeting up on Saturday, safe travels.

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  2. Oh Di - it's so lovely. I really like the muted shades of the fabrics you've chosen and the butterflies are somehow cute and sophisticated at the same time - just like yourself, I imagine!

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  3. it looks great Di. love the fabric you have used too. I finished to top of mine, but need to complete the pillow side of it over the weekend. Enjoy your weekend away

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  4. Very envious that you have completed yours - I still just have one quarter done and not sure when it will ever get finished!! Wish I was close enough distance to have a coffee with you too!!

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  5. Well done! It looks fabulous.

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  6. Looks fantastic, hope it was a safe journey, have a fab time and give our friend a big squeeze from me x

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  7. Your cushion turned out fab! I love the clean lines you get with paper piecing. jxo

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  8. It looks fabulous! I'd have had a nightmare ensuring all the butterflies were the same way up!!

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  9. It's fab..what lovely fabrics you've used :-)

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  10. Great pillow - and I agree with the others - great fabric! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Oh man by the time I read this post you are probably back from your journey. And if not - safe travels!

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  11. It's really lovely, Di! I haven't finished my cushion yet but, like you, I really like paper piecing. Lynne has definitely started something...

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