September 11, 2009
I was sewing the binding down on this little quilt while talking to you on the phone just now. Today seemed like a good day to finish it.
This mini-quilt was inspired by Janey Forgone’s stunning “Liberty Jack” quilt, an international prize winner. (A picture and more details about the Liberty Jack quilt are at the end of this post.) All the fabrics in my wee translation are from Liberty of London, except for a scrap of Yoshiko Jinzenji on the pieced binding, and the backing, which is also Yoshiko Jinzenji. I always have that jones to break the rule.
It was only by making this that I realized how crucial the diagonals of the Union Jack are to the original quilt’s dazzling shimmer.