Sometime around the fall of last year, I can't remember exactly when I started it, but I joined the Jack Attack quilt-along with Lynne over at Lily's Quilts. I am so glad I did! It was so much fun, and if anyone loves a Union Jack, you should head over there for the instructions and try it out! You can also visit her Flickr page for lots and lots of other photos.
It's all done! My first finish of 2013. Does it count if I only sewed one side of the binding in 2013? :)
I'm so glad to have it finished up, and I'm in love with it. Here are lots of photos of it all done. No one was here to help me hold it up, and it's a generous twin size, so I did my best to try and get a good photo.. excuse the surplus. :)
It was such a beast to quilt that, several times, I was tempted to throw it and/or my machine out the window. I'm glad I persevered.
I only attempted a couple of outside shots before I decided it wasn't worth it to risk getting it dirty.
Here it is on a queen size bed, so you can see the size.. if I hadn't made it as a special gift, I would soooo keep this one!! Does anyone else have a hard time letting go? :) I just love the colors and the fabrics, and the pattern.. everything. It does have its share of mistakes, though. Hopefully the recipient doesn't inspect it too closely.
I'm so glad that all of you encouraged me to stick with my initial pick for the backing.. when it arrived, I thought it might be too busy, and not the right colors, and I really wasn't feeling it, but I LOVE it now. You all were right!!! Thanks for the push.
Now what to make next? I really should just go find something unfinished and work on that. But for now, going to clip some threads and clean up "Jumbo Jack" so that he's ready to go to his new home.
It was a challenge but I learned a lot along the way and am glad I joined the QAL! Thank you, Lynne!
Happy Monday, and thanks for dropping in!:)
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