jack attack quilt–with a little help from my friend
The Union Jack motif is a personal favorite (see needlepoint keychain). From trolling quilting blogs and Flickr, I was familiar with the Jack Attack quilt tutorial by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts, but I was intimidated by the angles. I was unsure if I could figure out the tutorial on my own. When my experienced quilter friend, Nancy, offered to guide me through, I was psyched–woohoo!
I played it safe with my fabric choices. I was inspired by this quilt I saw on Flickr, with its funky take on the traditional blue and red.
I veered from the pattern in the widths of the center red cross (mine: finished 6 inches) and of the white bands that border it (mine: finished 2 inches). I went with the beefier widths because (1) this quilt is for a double bed and (2) I thought I’d try to make the motif more in keeping with the actual proportions of the Union Jack flag. Seeing my flag now, I am glad that I bulked those elements up, but when I make this quilt next, I will go twin size and use the dimensions given in the tutorial.
One flag down, two to go . . .