Six years ago, Natalie wrote about our American Flag Quilt, featuring it as our first quilt of the month project in the series. The quilt has made multiple appearances on the Journal, as we use it each year to celebrate the birth of our country and a symbol of freedom and independence. We take its meaning to heart, especially during this important time in our country:
The Alabama Chanin representation of the American flag is made by stitching together disparate pieces to create a beautiful, larger whole. We take care with every small scrap of fabric, embroidering each stenciled piece so that when inspected up close, you can see the detail involved; each small piece painted with a different stencil; stitched using a different technique; each technique modified to highlight the possible variations; all somehow fitting together…much like our country.
To make way for production updates, we are retiring the Flag Quilt DIY Kit starting December 26th. Once improvements are made (likely in 2018), we will relaunch a new and improved version for our home sewers.
If this kit is on your project list, we encourage you to purchase it now or wait for its relaunch. You can always follow the instructions, supply list, and suggested embroidery techniques on the Journal to make your own version of the quilt.
P.S.: We will continue to have the signature, hand-sewn version available for your home.