Union Jack Pillow

Union Jack Quilt Pattern

 

Purchase Flying Union Jack Pattern

 

I really really wanted an Union Jack pillow, that’s the first thing I really wanted to make. Yes, there are a lot of “really”-s in that sentence, that’s how badly I wanted one!

 

 

Union Jack Quilt

 

Purchase Union Jack Pattern

 

I made two patterns for the Union Jack.  Actually, this is how I started making paper piecing patterns.  Guess what I made with the 10″ x 10″ square block pattern?  Not a pillow.  I made a small quilt for my kitties.  That was the very first quilt I ever made too.

 

 

Union Flag quilt for kitty

 

Kitty on his favourite quilt

 

 

Union Jack Quilt

 

Purchase Union Jack Pattern

 

Then my husband came in the picture. “What? I don’t get one?” All right, off I went again. I made 20 paper pieced squares to make a quilt for him – my very first lap quilt.

 

 

Union Jack Quilted Pillow

 

Purchase Flying Union Jack Pattern

 

After that, on special request, I made another rectangular Union Jack pattern that is true to the proportions of the flag.  Then I finally got a 12″ x 16″ pillow form. Since the pattern is 8″ x 16″, I enlarged the pattern a little so the width would be 17″ to allow for 0.5″ seam allowance. Then I added strips on the top and bottom of the block and the pillow top was done.

 

So I finally I have my Union Jack pillow – my very first quilted pillow.  Looks like a lot of “very first” happened around that specific design. Can you blame me? It’s symmetrical, bright, quick to sew and with paper piecing I get perfect points every time. I wonder when I will get the next bug to make something with this pattern again. A bag, perhaps?

 

Both of the Union Jack patterns are available individually in my Shop.

 

-Soma

 

 

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20 thoughts on “Union Jack Pillow

  • Martha December 9, 2013 at 10:51

    I love Union Jack quilts and yours are absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Soma Acharya December 12, 2013 at 00:26

      Thank you so much, Martha! That is so nice of you to say :)

      -Soma

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  • Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation December 6, 2013 at 10:26

    LOVE Union Jacks, and your quilt and pillow are so pretty. The square blocks in the quilt is such an interesting spin on it!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Soma Acharya December 7, 2013 at 21:06

      Thanks, Kelly!! I am already thinking about the next project with this one :)

      -Soma

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  • AmandaK@whatthebobbin.com November 29, 2013 at 10:28

    What a fun collection. I like that each one has a story behind it. Nice work :)

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    1. Soma Acharya November 29, 2013 at 18:19

      Thanks so much, Amanda! This set will always be very special to me :)

      Have a wonderful weekend!
      -Soma

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  • Vera November 27, 2013 at 03:50

    These are really cool. Well done.

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    1. Soma Acharya November 28, 2013 at 22:27

      Thanks so much, Vera! They get well used around here :)

      -Soma

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  • Susan @TheBoredZombie.com November 26, 2013 at 19:33

    Awesome! You have really really really really lucky kitties and husband. :)

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    1. Soma Acharya November 28, 2013 at 22:26

      Thanks, Susan! I am pretty lucky too since they spoil me rotten all the time.
      (The truth – this way I can cuddle the kitties whenever I want to like Elmyra, and sweet-talk my way with the husband ;) )

      -Soma :)

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  • Celtic Thistle Stitches November 26, 2013 at 15:51

    Now if Scotland gets its’ independance you will have an opportunity to make more flags with the Scottish Saltire taken out!

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    1. Soma Acharya November 28, 2013 at 22:17

      Oh, don’t tempt me! Or I might make something for Scotland :)

      -Soma

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  • Maggie Christie November 26, 2013 at 12:26

    They’re lovely. I’m putting one of those cushions on my ‘must make’ list! The one problem with the Union Flag is that it doesn’t represent Wales at all. The Welsh flag has a lovely red dragon on it – now there’s a challenge for you! :)

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    1. Soma Acharya November 26, 2013 at 13:57

      Thanks so much, Maggie! I know, I have been thinking that about Wales too. Hmm…it will be fun to make the Welsh dragon. Stay tuned :)

      -Soma

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  • Rebeckah November 26, 2013 at 10:14

    Looks awesome! Make me one and I will make you are Tardis lap quilt! (But It will have to be sometime in January since I am stuffed with orders for Christmas!) I am serious though. I will make you one if you make me one!

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    1. Soma Acharya November 26, 2013 at 13:54

      Thanks, Rebeckah! Ooo…that is very tempting, but I don’t think I up for making another 20 flags. Do you want to do a pillow swap? That could be fun. Let me know and I will drop you an email :)

      -Soma

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  • Janine November 26, 2013 at 08:15

    You’ve made a wonderful collection, Soma. Nice to see all those flags and you’re making fab progress with your list :)

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    1. Soma Acharya November 26, 2013 at 13:52

      Thank you, Janine! The Union Flag is so easy to make.

      I am working fervently on the sweater, should be able to share something soon. Hope you are having a nice week.

      -Soma

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  • lori smanski November 26, 2013 at 07:30

    these are lovely projects. you do very nice work

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    1. Soma Acharya November 26, 2013 at 13:46

      Thank you so much, that is such a nice thing to say. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

      -Soma :)

      Reply

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