As we all knew it would, the flickr bee eventually came around to paper piecing, with these Union Jack blocks. I'm not sure I had enough red fabric to feature those white flowers in each strip, but I can't say I thought about it very hard before cutting either. Dang.
The pattern was made available to our group as a favor from Lynne at Lily's Quilts, but it's not available online. Even though paper piecing is painfully slow and wastes a bunch of paper, the process all makes sense to me. I got a little giddy seeing how super duper flat everything turns out too! Now I'm rarin' to have a go at the "colorwheel geese" pattern at Piece By Number. That's my plan for the PMQG April swap of 12 inch solids-only blocks. Now to choose my colors!