Hello. My name is Natalie....
And I am an Anglophile.
My fate was sealed years ago. I blame it on the kind of books I first read when I was young, and have loved ever since. You probably know the ones I'm talking about.
The United Kingdom Flag (Union Jack) is one of my favorites. I've been thinking about making a Union Jack quilt for a while, and it's still on my to-do-list, but this weekend I was craving a smaller scaled project. Thus, a Union Jack pillow was born.
Shabby Chic (Rachel Ashwell) used to sell a Union Jack pillow for an insane price. My version is a little more budget friendly - I used fabric from my stash (Rouenneries, Peace on Earth & coarse muslin) and covered a sofa pillow already on hand.
I won't lie, figuring out this pattern was nothing but trouble. See the pile of blocks I screwed up...
Just a bit frustrating. But in the end those rusty geometry skills came through for me.
I'm really falling for Jack. Hope my hubby doesn't mind.