union jack block for erica

Just thought I’d stop in a quick share a block I made for last month’s Ringo Pie bee:
Like Kerry said, these blocks are deceivingly simple looking.  It was fun though, I got to try paper piecing.  I had only done paper piecing once with a string block via Film in the Fridge (just a bit simpler than the union jack, but a really good one to start with and get the hang of how it all works). 
If you’re interesting in trying out this block a similar template and set of instructions is available here.
Glad you like it Erica
ps, if you’re a fan of vintage and quilts and overall goodness, I highly suggest reading both Erica’s and Kerry’s blogs, they’re wonderfully inspiring.

12 thoughts on “union jack block for erica

  1. Cute block – I could see that a whole quilt of these would be awesome!

  2. That is gorgeous! And I agree with the first comment, an entire quilt would be simply gorgeous!!!

  3. Tereza Anton says:

    These are so beautiful.

  4. Kerry says:

    Thankyou Anna for you lovely words! You pulled off that tricksy block beautifully.

  5. Chris says:

    Love it! I like the red and white so much.

  6. Jackie says:

    Thank you for the link! I haven’t paper pieced anything for a while so this should be fun. You made great fabric choices!

  7. Katie says:

    I LOVE that block! How cute! Now if only I knew how to quilt…

  8. Love the colors of this block!

  9. Creative Mom says:

    I still haven’t tried paper piecing, one of these days. Love the color and fabric choices!

  10. amy smart says:

    LOVE this. I’m a UK junkie.

  11. erica says:

    I adore! Thanks for making such a beautiful block! I love the red and white dots 🙂

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