Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jack Attack Progress

Happy Wednesday and Hooray for the Jack Attack Quilt-along!

One Union Jack done, and only two more to go.  I LOVE big block projects.  Even though the larger blocks take more time, there's less sashing together and sewing into rows.  So they seem to go faster.

This is my first Union Jack block complete.. this is also my first QAL, and my first time trying freezer paper.  Well, I did Swoon-along, but I came so late to the party, I really don't count that one..  More things to add to my "Firsts in 2012" list. :)

Visit Lynne @ Lily's Quilts for the QAL details if you're interested in joining.  You can also check out her flickr group for other Jack photos.

And b/c I didn't want to lose my momentum, as this is a special surprise house-warming gift for my WB, who has been temporarily forbidden to read my blog, and b/c I'm having so much fun with it, I have started cutting UJ#2.  

I hope the red and blue fabrics that I picked will all go together in the end, and I hope she won't mind that I switched up the red and blue in a couple of them. Artistic license right? ;)  Yikes.  Fingers crossed.

Next one cut and waiting to be made:

And more late-night cutting, this time, the circa 1934 layer cake that I've been hoarding..  going to try to finish this by Christmas for my bro. and SIL.

..and one WIP I have yet to finish.. SWOON needs its binding. :/  Miles and miles and MILES of it.  That needs to be done by Christmas, too.  *sigh*  Miles.  I'm just going to have to make myself do it!  It will feel so good to finish it up.

Well, that is enough for a WIP post.  There are probably a couple of others that I could add in, but they may be considered UFO's at this point, instead of WIP's.  I just need to work on these three things and get them done before I worry about the other three (or four) things that I'm choosing to ignore at the moment. :/

Thanks for dropping in. Hope you're having a great day! :)

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Indianna said...

Love the Jack Attack. Think you were right to show off the red in those larger pieces too. Can't wait to see the finished quilt..... And#2 !

Cat said...

WOWSERS the jack attack is gorgeousness

Theresa said...

LOVE your Jack Attack, it's fantastic - mine is still awaiting attention! Your Swoon is gorgeous, very Swoonworthy :)

Cath said...

Love, love, love the UJ. Can't wait for my fabric to arrive!!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Anonymous said...

great jack attack Kelli.xx

tartankiwi said...

Ooh, so pretty and the fabrics are still perfect! Enjoying watching this grow.

I have some of those WIPS that have turned into UFOs too. Love the number/letter fabrics.

Great Jack Attack.
It's such a tricky flag to get right.
Yours is fab.

Leonie said...

Looks great Kelli! Lots to do but I'm sure you can do it! x

Kristan said...

I love your UJ! We have so much in common. I'm also doing the Jack Attack QAL. It's also my first QAL. And it's also the first time I'm using freezer paper. However, you're making wonderful progress. I've botched mine and had to order more fabric. :)

Carla said...

Your jack block doesn't look easy to do. Great job!
I love my swoon quilt. Enjoy binding yours

giddy99 said...

Jack Attack looks fantastic!

I'm loving all of these projects! The Union Jack looks amazing – I can't wait to see how it shapes up. And your swoon quilt is GORGEOUS!

Hilachas said...

Your Union Jack is coming along beautifully. I love your Swoon quilt. I'm still as "one block completed." I don't know why it's been so hard for me to get back to it.

It looks just awesome as does the Swoon.

Tanyia said...

beautiful job with your QAL! I have done one so far and am really looking forward to another! So much fun!I am stopping by from the WIP hop. I would love to have you stop by and see my WIP as well :)

Keep on truckin'. Tummy rubs to Buster.

Maria said...

The Jack Attack looks great as does your Swoon....

Just one or two quilts going on there then ;o) Good luck!

Oh I'm so happy you are showing your progress. What fun for us too!

Your Jack Attack is going to be fabulous. And the Swoon. Those miles and miles of binding will all be worth it! I still have to sew my blocks together. *sigh*

alidiza said...

Your Union Jack is fabulous... love your fabric choices!!! So fun:-)

Shontelle said...

Your Swoon looks gorgeous. Binding is a bitch but you can do it! You just need to get a really good and really long tv show on and go, go, go!

Fabulous UJ! The Swoon is so gorgeous :)

Love the Union Jack. I feel like that was fast, I want an excuse to make one but feel like I should go USA first. ;) Hmmm now that would be a cool quilt along!

Kelli said...

Oh my goodness, I love your Jack! It is amazing. I might have to get in on that QAL. And your swoon looks so great. It's always the little things that seem to take me the longest. Like cutting binding strips. It's not a big deal, but it's just getting it done... :)

I love your first flag and can't wait to see the second! Now, crack on with that binding!

Wendy said...

Your jack attack is great. I'm sure your will get your projects finished soon! Hugs Wendy xx

Quiltstory said...

This is super cute! Hope you share with us tomorrow at

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