Frances M. Arnold
FUN WITH FLAGS…..
And, although I like the look, I really wanted something that provided more perspective. As I was showing my friend, Anita, the quilt, I noticed that one of my inspiration photos, hanging next to the quilt, had a wonderful series of flags.
SO…..the original flags were taken off of the design wall and I started working on how to work these new flags!! The first step was to get a pattern that was the right size. I did this by making a line drawing of the flags…..
…. and then enlarging them using my printer. When I pinned them up, I knew that I was on to something…..
Hmmmm….this definitely shows promise!!!!
I really wanted the flags to be 3 dimensional (at least the larger ones) so I fused two pieces of fabric together, cut out the flag and then painted the edges with Fray Check. The smaller ones were simply fused together.
To attach them to the quilt, I put a small strip of Wonder-Under to the top of the flag and then fused it in place.
I found a bit of yarn that worked for the string and finished off the display.
I put the finishing touches on the opening……
After adding some grass quilting around the base of the monument and squaring it up, I could declare it finished!!!!
He will soon be thru with his project and I have already encouraged him to take his own advice and simply start another one!!!!
Yesterday Michael and I both had fun days working on our respective hobbies, in our respective “studios”.
I spent the day upstairs continuing with quilting the monument quilt…..
I love the texture that you can see in this photo!!
Michael, on the other hand, was in his workshop doing some hand work……
…..and learning how to perform a saddle stitch…..
At day’s end, we both had achievements. I had completed the quilting (except for the sky….cant decide what to do there)……
….and Michael had finished sewing the flap on the “Possibles” bag that he is making…..
Such a fun day!!! And, more dueling is expected this afternoon after Church!!!!!