Anglophile alert! Union Jack quilt squares and Liberty Tana Lawn fabric, all in one convenient place!

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How much do I love all things English?  Other than mushy peas, I’m in pretty deep.  I love the humor, the TV shows, chips, crisps, you name it.  And it is well documented that I LOVE Liberty fabrics.

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I even joined a club.  Westwood Acres (http://www.westwoodacresfabric.com) has a Liberty of London Tana Lawn club!  Each month they send a bundle of 10 beautiful pieces in fat quarters, eighths or sixteenths.  So I thought and I thought until my thinker was sore.

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I remembered an online magazine I bought a while back, issue #10 of Fat Quarterly magazine (http://www.fatquarterly.com)  There it was, the perfect quilt for small cuts of fabric, appropriately named Jumping Jacks.  I can’t think of a more perfect match!

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I decided I would pair up each month’s fabrics, choosing one for the triangle “background” and one for the wide stripes.  I chose a solid Kona white for the narrow stripes.  Even the prints that I don’t instantly love are turning out beautifully in these blocks!

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There are brights and lights, mostly traditional with some flair thrown in.  I am so excited to use all the diverse prints to make a quilt that can only be one-of-a-kind!  I have not yet decided what I will do for the sashing on this quilt.  I am sure some inspiration will come along as the months progress.

The blocks are foundation paper pieced.  It is such a great way to make perfect blocks every time.  When I post the next set of blocks, I will flip some over so you can get a good view of the paper piecing.  With only five blocks to make each month, I should be able to keep up with this project while still working on everything else that tickles my fancy!

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Anybody have a favorite?

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