My initial motivation to make this quilt were two simple factors: It is very easy paper piecing that I wanted to try and I loved how large scale prints could be showcased in the flag blocks. I do not have a significant love or affinity for England. I had a full day layover there once and that's about it- I'll admit that I am not really that excited about this quilt overall; it turned out how I wanted but it doesn't have that "wow" factor for me personally.
The pattern for this quilt came from issue #8 of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, Lynne Goldsworthy is the author of the pattern.
To back this quilt, I unearthed a very long-ago purchase of Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabrics. I love Joel's work and fabrics, but I don't tend to grab them first, as an exciting addition to my projects. I'm often trying to to use what's in my stash, even though the colors don't coordinate perfectly with the front.
Thanks for reading! This post shows that I actually completed my January goal via the "One Monthly Goal" initiative by Elm Street Quilts- thanks for the motivation Patty! Also linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.