December 9, 2020

Beach Glass Union Jack Quilt

It's almost Christmas! You know what that means around here- time to send another Union Jack quilt to one of my mom's siblings. They all grew up in London together (on Woodberry Way), and now live spread out all over the US and Canada. It's fun to make a different version every year. 

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This one is going to a living room with a serious beach vibe- my uncle's wife is from Southern California and I tried to match the colors and feel with this super light, airy scheme on Kona Snow. I was excited to use some prints that I've been stashing and loving for a long time. 

Gathered (floral on beige)

Pemberley (turquoise flower bunches with bows)

The Sommer plaid is hard to find, but there's a bit of pink and the other florals here

Handmade (teal medallions)

If you have any other fabric questions feel free to ask in the comments. You can see some more up close fabric posts for this one here and here

I had it quilted by Emilee of Paisley Prints and Polka Dots. It's tradition to have it professionally done and I'm not there yet :) I always love Emilee's work! These waves were just the perfect thing. 

For the backing I used Swiss Dots in Sand, which I thought was very appropriate. I couldn't find the exact fabric on Etsy but here is the inverse of that color. The binding is from the Little Tree line by Lella Boutique and I can find all the colors except the gray! I guess it takes me a long time to use fabric, and then it's all gone by the time I share it. 

The pattern is called Jumping Jacks by Fig Tree and Co. It has a little bit of fussy trimming at one point, but nothing too bad, and it's all traditionally pieced.

Instagram hashtags still aren't working, but here are a few of the #leavittquilts. I'm happy to have this one mailed off and checked off the list, one step closer to Christmas! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful season. 


  1. Fun to hear that you named your business after the street your mom grew up on in London. And love the idea that you make a different colored one for each sibling. I want to try that wavy quilt pattern, glad to be reminded of it. Thank you for sharing this at such a busy time of the year Wishing your household a Merry Christmas!