Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Flag


Today's offering from the treasure chest is the flag. Since I was able to free motion quilt on the last quilt, I decided to try again and follow my idea of writing something on the flag. My stitches are really way too close together, and I'm not sure if it will all be a jumbled mess if / when this gets washed, but it looks good for now. I had to skip the commas, and still need to dot each i. I wanted to keep the continuous lines, so it does look a little strange, but I'm good with it. Some letters, especially the s, feels wrong when sewing it as opposed to just writing it. I wrote it out in pencil first so I could space it. I realized that I would have extra room on the last row. Instead of spacing the words out farther, I decided that the quote seems fitting to start all over again. Of course, anyone younger than me won't be able to read cursive writing anyway!

The quote:

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, the pursuit must go on. John F. Kennedy Jr.


When Helen came up with the prayer flag quilt challenge, I am sure she had a completely different idea of a prayer flag. But she did want to see different ways that this idea could be represented. Since she didn't make up any rules, I decided to make up my own. I think a prayer flag quilt would be one that followed the three criteria:
  • contains a prayer
  • is flag-like in some way
  • is a quilt

I certainly pray for peace, this is a flag, and it is a quilt. This one fits, and I am hereby submitting it for the challenge. I have two other ideas that might be closer to what she had in mind, and hopefully I will get around to making those as well.

Be sure to visit AmyLou's blog to see what other crafters have been doing.

13 comments:

Allie said...

You FREE-MOTIONED that? Oh my goodness I'm in awe. I LOVE how this turned out. Love the quote too. This is spectacular!

Barb said...

I love that quote and good for you that you made up your own rules!
It's a great quilt right in time for the fourth.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Well Done!
I like your free motion quilting!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Happy Sewing! :o)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Great job with the free motion writing! I can't even write cursive with pen and paper:) Very nice quilt!

Michelle said...

Wow! Now that's some fancy FMQ! :-) Love the quote.

Dee said...

beautiful and inspiring! great friday finish!

Miri said...

Well done and well said! Inspiring!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Wow! love the free motion quilting you did!

Carla said...

It looks wonderful! Very inspirational...

Kristen said...

Great patriotic quilt. Quilting like that is hard and you made it look wonderful!

Dayna said...

Kudos! I'm sure she'll like it.

Tanya said...

I'm impressed! Wow, it never occured to me that WRITING could be quilted in! And even if it could that someone I know would be able to do it! Fantastic!