I thought I would make something I had wanted to make for a long time: a Union Jack block.
UPDATE: here I have to excuse myslef to the British readers, Anonymous nicely pointed out to me that I was flying my Union Jack upside down, which is apparently a sign of distress and a no-go. After some googleing and some thinking I came to the conclusion I had sewn my block together wrongly, so I can't fly it the right way. I hope you will all manage to forgive that mistake....
As I learned to plan ahead I decided to put the potatoes on for tomorrow's potatoe salad - well that was the beginning of the end, measuring, cutting and some sewing later there was a terrible smell - I don't think I ever got from the machine to the stove that quick before. Well now the pot is soaking in smelly oven-cleaner and my kitchen stinks.
PS: here are the linky parties I try to join