Union Jack Quilt Along

The challenge has started.  You should be almost done with your first section.  Okay, well close to being done.  I will share with you where I am.  However, I did make a slight boo boo.  I put the bottom left section together instead of the left top section.  Oh well, having so much fun, I guess it doesn’t matter.   

Union Jack Quilt Along



Are you doing a hexagon quilt?   We would love to see what you are doing and where you are.  Especially if you are doing the Union Jack Challenge.  You can send me your pictures at toni@okquiltworks.com 

 Go Faster Box Bag

If you are anything like me, you have all these cute little fabrics;  you know the ones with all the cute little animals, tea pots, cups, flowers, Cupie Dolls,  etc. just laying around in your stash.  They make up so cute in little hexies.    This is just one of the great projects in the book Hexa Go Go.  This bag is a snap to make and can be used for a make-up bag or crafty bag.    Debbie recently made this cute bag  at a retreat using Heather Ross’s Far Far and Away fabric line.    By the way,  her new line Nursery Versery is due to arrive any day!  Can’t wait for the Three Little Pigs, Itsy Bitsy Spider, this Little Pig went to Market  and cute little mice.


Cozy Modern Quilts

Isn’t it wonderful how the young modern woman has taken hold of quilting.   The quilting frenzy is racing around the world.  Just google quilters and you will be amazed at how many sites and blogs you will find.   With that, I always love to look at the new quilt designs they are coming up with, their quilt alongs and their spin on traditional blocks.   The next time you visit a quilt shop, take a look at some of the new books.  At first glance, you will think they are just throwing scraps of fabric together and calling it a quilt.  But look closer, actually pick one out and try your hand at making one of those quilts.  It might not be as easy as you think.  

I love the book Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman, as do so many others. 

One of my favorite quilts is the Zylophone.  If you have always been a traditional piecer, you might like challenging yourself to one of these new quilt designs.  After all, if you have been quilting for 20+ years, it’s time for something besides, a drunkard’s path, flying geese, quarter-square and half-square triangles, Dresden’s, and kaleidoscopes. 

Here is the beginning of my Zylophone quilt, found on page 63. 


 Neighborhood found on page 34 is another one of our favorites.   

Debbie and Verlinda are both working on Neighborhood.  Can hardly wait to see the finished quilt…so cute.  Verlinda is using City Scapes from Andover.  Debbie is using Violet Craft’s new Madrona Road from Michael Miller.