Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wave That Flag!

I've been meaning to post this all month, but, well, you know stuff happens...

Like the Easter Bunny design I posted back in March, this was one of my designs that was included in the Accord 2008 Quilling Calendar. For those who don't know, all of the designs in this calendar were submitted by members of the North American Quilling Guild.

This "Wavy Flag" was the design for July 3 - the reason I've intended to post the pattern all month. But it IS still July, so it still counts, right? Plus, I figure that flags can be used ANY time of year, so it's never too late to have a pattern for a flag.

This is a fairly easy flag to make and can be used on a greeting card, gift tag, scrapbook, page, ATC, or just as a decoration - whatever way you can think to use it.

Shapes Needed:

Star: White
5 diamonds (2 inches, 5.1 cm)

Blue field:
2 marquis (1 ½ inches, 3.8 cm)
2 marquis (2 inches, 5.1 cm)
4 marquis (3 inches, 7.6 cm)
2 marquis (4 inches, 10.2 cm)
1 banding (4 inches, 10.2 cm)

Red stripes:
18 marquis (3 inches, 7.6 cm)
2 bandings (3 inches, 7.6 cm)

White stripe:
9 marquis (3 inches, 7.6 cm)

First make a star. Using five (2 inches, 5.1 cm) lengths of white strips, form each into a diamond. Attach the five diamonds together to form a star shape.

Fill in the around the star with 10 blue marquis shapes, using the photo as a guide. Outline with the (4 inches, 10.2 cm) banding strip of blue to help give it shape.

Place a row of 9 red (3 inches, 7.6 cm) marquis in wavy pattern, again, using the photo as a guide.

Place a row of white (3 inches, 7.6 cm) marquis below this row.

Place another row of red (3 inches, 7.6 cm) marquis.

Glue a banding strip of red to each side to give stability to the shape.

This is another variation of a quilled flag - the heart flag. This one is glued on a piece of mulberry paper to be used on some future project.

I hope you enjoy these little patriotic quillings.

1 comment:

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Those are gorgeous, Toni! I'm amazed what you can do with simple paper and scissors.

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