Monday, June 28, 2010

Flyin' the Flag for CREATE!

"Women Fly@CREATE"

This flag is headed to Cloth, Paper, Scissors as part of their flag challenge in honor of the CREATE artist retreat in Chicago (see previous post for details).  The only thing missing are the needed grommets.  Since I feel strongly that they should be purple I must wait until Stamp Antonio opens in the morning.

This flag was strip pieced from 4 different unique pieces of cloth:  (from left to right) Spoonflower fabric,
dye-printed facial washcloths (see my article in the April/May 2010 issue of Quilting Arts magazine for details), hand-painted gessoed canvas, and deconstructed screen-printed silk in the center.  The Women Fly patch is from one of my frequent trips to the Oshkosh EAA fly-in, and the letters are grungeboard painted with Tsukineko All-purpose ink and stitched into place.

The flag back is an old car rental map, fused to the front with MistyFuse fusible, then zigzag stitched at the edges.

flag back

Jamie Fingal and I will be teaching a flag-making workshop in Long Beach at the Quilt Festival next month in Quilting Art's  "Make-It-University".  Who knows?  We might do it again in Houston @ IQF in November.  It will be loads of fun, so come join us! 


  1. Me too, love it!! Fabulous flag!!! Fly it proud!

  2. Thanks so much. I had fun making it. It has some of my Spoonflower fabric on each top corner, some facial washcloth, then painted canvas, and deconstructed silk in the center strip. The letters are ink-painted grungeboard. I love putting in grommets: very satisfying!


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