Fourth of July is coming. The perfect time to share this flag quilt
that hangs in the airport in Bend Oregon. Here is my back story.
I purchased this book a few months back.
Great inspiration for the fashion projects I want to start when I take a break from my vessels. Complete with patterns (you can see mine copied on newsprint behind the book),
great tips on hand sewing, stencil designs, stitch examples & more.
I almost missed this quilt on the wall as I was leaving the airport on my recent Bend trip.
Serendipity ensured and I took a closer look as the technique looked familiar.
Sure enough, the card on the wall confirmed
the quilters had used Alabama Chanin for inspiration.
I adore the look & slow hand made quality of the work.
The huge stash of embroidery floss I was given by a friend
will come in handy for the hand stitched elements once I get started.
With doing so much sewing I have accumulated a pile of spent spools.
Ran across a suggestion to use them for storing floss. Brilliant little idea.
So much better that the clothespin method in the link above. Looks nice but a pain in the end.
Stylized rose is the latest stencil I've created & started using.
Pictures of completed projects with this to follow. I could use this in an Alabama design.
It's summer & the great lakes are gorgeous.
The colors are amazing along the shore line.
This is Waugoshance Point at the tip of the lower peninsula.
A great place to hike and camp in old CCC cabins.
We flew to Lake Superior for the day to the mouth of the Two Hearted River,
made famous by Ernest Hemmingway.
The above shot was on our way back home.
Am I lucky or what?