Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flag Pillow and Wreath

Last year I showed you a little flag that I had made originally to use as a wall hanging.  Last week I decided it should be a pillow instead so I quilted it and made a pillow.  The back is red and white ticking stripe.  Ticking Stripes are my current favorites - just love them!

If I had known this would become a pillow, I would have adjusted where the embroidered phrases are placed.  They were okay for a wall hanging, but are a bit out of place on a pillow.  Since the embroidery was designed to look as if a child did it, it works just fine.  This is a sort of rustic piece.

When I made it, it was to teach my daughter learn to applique.  She never quilted her flag, but instead placed it with batting hanging out and backing into a frame.  It hangs in her bedroom which has a log pole canopy bed and it looks perfect that way. Sorry, I don't have a photo of that.

You can see the embroidery better in this next photo.

It would be better closer to the red stripe on the bottom.

The pillow cover has a zipper closing on one end so it can be laundered.  This pillow will be in the loft area which is where the grandkids tend to hang out so it will get a lot of use.  I'll tell you about the ticking striped pillow behind the flag pillow in a later post.

As long as I was playing with the ticking stripes, I decided we needed a patriotic wreath for the front door.  Unfortunately, I only had enough of the ticking stripe to make one wreath -- we have double doors so two wreaths really look better.  More ticking striped fabric is on my list for the next time I fabric shop.

After I took this photo, I changed the wreath hanger using one of the 3-M removeable hooks.  I've never liked the looks of the grey metal on the door.

Here is a detail of the folded fabric flowers.  I had never made them before, but the first attempt wasn't too bad.

As long as I was in a patriotic mood, I baked an apple pie, too.  This isn't the prettiest pie I've ever made, but it sure was tasty.

In the loft area, there is a built in that holds family photos.  I added a little bit of the red, white and blue to this area.  Usually, the "A" stands for Arnold, but in this case, it stands for America.

Hope you have some fun plans for the 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America!



I am sharing this post at Common Ground for Debra's Patriotic Party
I am also sharing at The Charm Of Home
You will also find me at Feathered Nest Friday
Joining Cowgirl Up party, too.

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