Sparkly thread? It looks fantastic!
Stars that echo...smiles. Either perfect or you can do loopy stars.. Yea....looks fabulous.
Combine both ideas... metallic thread and stars!!
This looks great Helen! The block is classic, but it has a modern, almost 3-D look. Can't wait to see it finished - you could really go to town with some cool quilting, or keep it simple, either way will be lovely.
I was wondering how to finish off the edges, will you try and bind it as is or cut off the edges to make it a rectangle after quilting it? It is really cute and I may have to make one of these too.You'll make it look great whatever you decide.Happy Sewing
It does look like it's waving! How fun.
I cut the backing to the same size (with the zigzag edges) and cut the batting a little smaller...stay-stitched all around the top 1/4" from the edge, then turned those edges under and basted them in place. I basted all 3 layers together and turned the backing under to match the top, then slip stitched them together. Clear as mud, right?After I had the edges done, I quilted in the white stripes.
That sounds like a very good way to keep the shape and finish the edges. Thanks, Diane!
I splashed around in the mud for a while the process. Ithink it's a great finish and will maintain the rippling in the wind. The movement achieved with the high contrast is super.
Wow that was fast! it looks great, I plan on just quilting wavy lines in the stripes and then stars in the blue....I will trim the to and bottom straight and bind my normal way I do a quilt.I did think about appliquéing it onto another piece of fabric so I could keep the shape but then decided I really wanted to keep it little.Kathie
I did the exact same thing! I was pinning it in place on a background, and it just looked too big. A friend of mine just trimmed off the edges and made it straight, but I loved the wavy edges.
Choose a border fabric you like then add tumblers top and bottom to your flag in this border fabric. You can then trim those two rows of border tumblers straight across before adding the borders on all four sides.
So many good ideas from everyone. This has been a real learning experience for me. Thanks!
It's great! Waving lines, perhaps?
So cute! I saw it! How clever of Kathie to send that along with you!Can't wait to see how you finish it off...
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