Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Union Jack Pillow

I have been admiring Amy Smart's Union Jack quilt at Diary of a Quilter for some time.  I followed the progress of her blocks and am totally infatuated with the finished quilt.  One day, I would love to tackle an entire quilt of Union Jacks, but in the meantime, I decided to start smaller with a couple of pillows for my best friend back in Texas.  

Like Amy, I used the Victory Garden pattern by Busy Bee Quilt Designs.  I added a couple of borders and quilted it with straight lines.  For a more polished finish, I wanted to attempt an invisible zipper rather than my usual envelope back, so I asked my experienced mom for help.  She did a beautiful job, though I am not sure this quite overcame my fear of the invisible zipper...I am still much more comfortable with the trusty envelope closure! 



I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story -click over for some creative inspiration...


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