Flag In, Flag Out
FLAG IN FLAG OUT does not describe any sort of homage to a national flag. Its true merit as a geometric pattern is rather its achievement as an exquisite abstraction, that is, of a flag's endlessly changing motion, accompanied by the imaginary sounds perhaps of the flag's flapping. The design was first illustrated in print by Letha McBroom in the Kansas City Star, November 8, 1939. |
Barabara Brackman's QUILTER'S ALBUM OF PATCHWORK PATTERNS locates the block on the same page as STRAIGHT FURROW, and next to the enigmatic, AN A STAR. pg. 216. See also Jinny Beyer's QUILTER'S ALBUM OF PATCHWORK PATTERNS, p.232-2.
More quilt patterns inspired by things that move include a wide range of ideas, for example, at this site:
TOAD IN A PUDDLE