You may remember that I wrote about a recent commission for a friend of mine who is travelling to the London Olympics in their newly-restored 1960s VW camper van.
As you can see, I have been hard at work since my last post.
After long deliberation (plain or fancy? dark or pale?) I chose flowery fabrics for the lettering and set to work on the appliqué message.
After a printer breakdown (aargh!) and subsequent emergency email to my partner to print out the templates at work, letters were cut from each fabric, drawing around the paper templates as a guide.
The fabric letters were backed with bond-a-web and then white cotton, to make them stand out against the patchwork flag backing. Then they were ironed and sewn into position.
The finished patchwork / appliqué flag is lined with heavy calico, trimmed with home-made binding and finished with a couple of hanging loops.
It goes to its new owner on Saturday.
I hope she likes it.
If you would like a special wallhanging, cushion or other item appliqued with a design of your choice, just get in touch via my Commissions page.