Sunday, July 22, 2012

Grand Olde Flag


"It's a Grand Olde Flag Pillow Cover"
design by Maggie Bonanomi

My favorite shop, Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin had a Grand Olde Flag Gathering in June. I wasn't able to attend due to the double graduations of both my sons, but I was absolutely thrilled to be able to get the kits. My finish is an abbreviated version of Maggie's design as I was in a hurry to complete it and put it out this summer :) I elected to use an old white wool blanket that I already had. I loved the cotton edging on the blanket and the way it "finished" the left side of the flag. I tweaked the blue star field as well. 


Aren't the fabrics that Maggie picked absolutely fantastic?!
I just love this piece!


"Star Pin Keep"
design by Maggie Bonanomi

I also finished up her little pinkeep. I love the pieced green army blanket - just adds a bit of "makedo". I had the subtle striped wool and substituted it for solid cream. There are red x's around the edges that you can't really see. The little silk flag pin is so sweet.

I think these are my last patriotic finishes of the season - next I'm thinking sunflowers... although there is the Stacy Nash kit from the Gathering yet. *sigh* so many projects, so little time!

"Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. 
Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare."
~Psalms 40:4-5

Blessings, Patti

16 comments:

annie said...

I love your finishes, the flag is wonderful! So thankful for our Scriptures!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi PaTTI, wonderful work, love the flag. Beautiful Scriptures,Blessings Francine.

old crow said...

Hi Patti, you did a beautiful job!! By the way....I absolutely LOVE my little pillow!! Have a creative week!!
Hugs,
Mona

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great finishes...the flag is gorgeous!
Robyn

csbowlin said...

Patti, I loved the way you tweaked the flag pattern. It's a really wonderful finish.
I always love you scripture additions as well.
Thank you for a beautiful blog and I thank God for the beautiful person you are.
Hugs, Carla in Fargo

WoolenSails said...

I love how yours came out, nice weight to it and really gorgeous with the wool blanket.

Debbie

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Lovely finishes! Found comfort in your scripture today too! Thanks much.

Friendship Crossing said...

Love your darling wooly projects, but esp. the FLAG~it would look great in my American living room!! LOL


Tanya

TheCrankyCrow said...

Beautiful designs and finishes Patti! Nobody does red, white, and blue like you do! Wishing you a wonderful new week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (PS - I'm a little slow, but I did finally my wonderful patriotic giveaway package from you on my blog...)

marly said...

Fabulous! I have old white, green, and gray military blankets. I think I'll have to try that little pincushion. Your flag is just so perfect.

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

That turned out so pretty. Have a good week. ~Roberta

Barb said...

Hi Patti,
Came here via TheCrankyCrow.
Fabulous designs and creations-just fabulous. Will be back to check on your adventures!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Karen said...

I am loving your projects - thanks for sharing them :).

Christine said...

Absolutely awesome! The colors just grab me!
God's mercies are wonderful to us! Thanks for sharing!
Christine

Raymond Homestead said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

Cora hernandez said...

I so love your flag. Can you tell me what book or pattern you found this in. I'd very much like to make one.
Thank you,
Cora Hernandez

Email me via ecora@swbell.net