Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The flag will be hung tomorrow morning. I'm not done with it yet. But it just wouldn't be right if I didn't stay up till 3 am to get a project done, don't you agree?
Here's what I've got so far. I'll post more pictures of it when the flags are hung tomorrow.
The dimensions of the flag will be approximately 4x6 feet. I printed the lettering out on a big roll of paper for the layout. The letters were cut from nylon, interfacing and fusible webbing all layered together.
I had to stitch the letters onto the printed layout to get the spacing correct. Afterwards I flipped it over and ironed the letters down through the paper.
What a relief to see that the letters stayed where I wanted them to! Now I just have to satin stitch around the letters, add two grommets to the top and bring it to the dining hall in the morning.
I fell in love with this little pattern from a book that I borrowed from a friend. Its called Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang. I love how the mermaids can change into a human by simply slipping off their tails. They have super soft minkee hair, flannel "swimsuits" and a cotton head. Their tails are made from from my quilting fabric stash.