Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fun With Flags!!!

Frances M. Arnold

Presents

FUN WITH FLAGS.....

 If you are a "Big Bang Theory" fan you will understand this....if not, well you should be!!!!

As I was nearing the end of my quilting, I started thinking again about the prayer flags that I wanted to add.   If you remember, my original idea was something like this.....

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!!!!



Tonight as I am finishing the binding, I have to admit that I am sad to see the journey over.   It has been so much a part of my life over the last few months that I feel a  big void.   Michael's answer was to pick another scene and start another one!!!

Speaking of Michael, his leather work is going well with him finishing the outside flap......

.....as well as the main pocket......

He will soon be thru with his project and I have already encouraged him to take his own advice and simply start another one!!!!



3 comments:

Karen S said...

Yes, I cracked up at the title of your post as soon as I saw. Love the show.
Well done on your finish. Your solution to the flag problem has worked really well as does give the piece more depth.
The whole quilt is a delight!

Debora Exum said...

Love the flags. The entire piece is beautiful.

elle said...

Fantastic! Now what is next??? ;^) besides tax season lol

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