Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cloth Paper Scissors Flag

I spent a bit of time making a flag for the Cloth Paper Scissors call for them for their CREATE retreat in Chicago in August. The base is black wool felt. I made fabric paper the night before from the gold dotty tissue paper on gauze. I added some old dictionary pages to the fabric paper too to make it more interesting. "create" was stitched by machine to some fabric paper and in turn to the flag background. Some black & cream striped fabric was added and is a great accent on the entire flag. A requirement was to have holes in it for hanging. I love using metal grommets. SO easy and so cool! This will be hung at the retreat. It was pure fun making this thing!

I continue my quest to finish the few pieces I will show next month. I just hate this last step....obviously...it is a monumental chore! If I could get at them early in the morning when I am full of energy to expend, that would be great. Coming home after work and trying to get to it is very difficult for me. I lose steam by evening! But I do have til the night of the 29th, so....you can be sure I will be sewing the last stitch that night.

Reminder: Raffle tickets for our gorgeous guild quilt are $1 each. They are put together in books of 10, so I am appealing to my online friends.....! email me at kdeverett@live.com for my address. Here is a pic to remind you how cozy it is~
This is the top before it was custom quilted by Penny McDowell. ( we need to get a good pic in daylight with the awesome quilting) We will be picking the winner at our quilt show in October.

I was craving a char-broiled hot dog today. Didn't get one. Maybe tomorrow.Summer food.

I rusted some more fabric bits today. I used a huge cover of some sort that showed up at work one day! It made awesome, spectacular really, rusty images. I will get pics and post soon. I think I am going to overdye them and use them all in a piece. I left two more pieces brewing overnight. Can't wait to see them in the morning!

I have learned:

  1. Chester has gained some weight! I love that old cat and am happy to see him looking so good.

2 comments:

JodyC said...

Very nice Flag, great techniques. Isn't fabric paper fun :-)

Jenn said...

I just love the flag and can't wait for it to arrive here in the office so that I can see it in person. Thanks for spreading the word.
Jenn Mason, Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors