Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flags on a Stick ......



March 28 , 2014
Day 4

aka Quilts on a Stick 
.... this is what have have been calling it all along in error....... opps !

I am sure hoping that Spring arrives for this hop here in Western Canada. We are sew ready for it. Still pretty cold in my part of the world, hope it is warmer where you are. Back to the hop....
I  am hopping along with these wonderful bloggers in the hop today.  
Stop in and see what they have been up to as well and stop in daily to see what other bloggers are participating in the hop.

I want to Thank Thearica and Madam Samm for putting this wonderful hop together, what a great idea And a big thank you to our sponsors----  Flags on a Stick and Flags-outlet.com.

What did I do for the hop ???
Well lets see ...... first I saw door quilt in  a magazine that I thought would work on my garden flag  and a few stitches later   ta da ....here it is. I like the ruffle grass across the quilt.


Next I thought I wanted to design one sew thinking cap on , and I came up with this little guy , any one with tots around should recognize  this little minion ....
A happy little guy no matter what the weather

he will be off to my daughters front yard and with another sew that her friend will have one too.
And lastly here is another of my Spring's  a Flutter garden flags that I had designed for a class that I taught earlier this month. This one is done just a wee bot different from the first test of the pattern, it has some free motion quilting detail in the vines.
This is the third one I have designed for garden flags. 
I do love  making them.,  I have been asked what should one do to treat them for outdoors. I say nothing,just enjoy it and in a couple years make up another to replace it. As we are always working on new projects and with new fabrics are always being added to our stash.
I waited for a nice day to take outside pictures ... but alas.... that was not to be I have fresh fallen snow today. .... spring is coming ....right??? 

If you would like to be in a draw for a Spring's a Flutter pattern leave a comment. I will try to get back to each and everyone of you as long as you are not a -no reply comment-er.
 Thank You sew much for stopping by ....
in stitches
Annette

Sorry ladies some how I became a no reply blogger again....... got it fixed  Thanks Sheila sew much for letting me know.
in stitches 

67 comments:

  1. Love all 3 of your flags. I like your ruffle grass. Cute.

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  2. Love your garden flags! The Minion is 2 cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your flags are lovely Annette. My favourite is the Spring's a Flutter one.

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  4. Pretty garden flags and I love that adorable minion…too cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. You made such lovely flags! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for participating and sharing your creations. Oh, what fun the minion. Also, the watering can with the flowers in amazing. The quilting sure adds to it, too. I think we all are ready for spring - in Oklahoma we have had enough bad weather that most school districts used more than their allocated weather days. Yet, we have been blessed compared to many, many people. Your flag screams spring without being over the top. What a great addition to any yard. Again, thanks for participating and inspiring us.

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  7. I'm sure with rain today it will feel springlike, although not what we want, right? (near Toronto)

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  8. Pretty spring flags, even if we don't have spring yet. I guess they are flags of welcome! I am sure your daughter's yard will be every child's favorite after they see the minion flag!

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  9. Great group of flags! I really love the first and third ones!

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  10. Your flags are so awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  11. Oh wow! Your flags are all really nice but the Springs A Flutter grabs my attention! Great contributions to the hop!

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  12. I'll go first. I like all of your flags, but the butterfly one is my favorite. I don't know if it is the design or the colors or a combination of both, but it draws my eye and my eye says "nice."

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  13. Yes I have some of that fresh fallen snow too. (and I am about sick of it all) You flags are adorable. Here is to hoping they drive away, the white stuff! Can you put your minion to work on that! LOL!! ;-)

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  14. HI Annette...look at you...look at those flags...look at those lovely pics, lovely stitches..yes I am feeling it...spring has to be coming soon for us all in Canada lol

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  15. Wonderful job Annette!! I love them all, but your happy little guy is too cute...he just makes you smile as long as you look at him!!!

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  16. I love your ruffled grass! And the children's flag - well let me just say my grandchildren would love him! blessings, marlene

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  17. Wow, lots of flags! That minion is just too cute! You're on a creative roll! Great job!

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  18. They are all so adorable. I enjoyed your flowers and the colors you chose. And what a great idea making a grass strip.

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  19. Love all your flags, especially the A Flutter one......I sure hope Spring gets here and stays for a long while!!

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  20. Great flags - I love them all!

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  21. Love your flags! Your minion is a very happy little guy (maybe he sees spring coming?). I think the butterfly one is my favourite, though. I agree about just making new flags in a couple of years. The flag I made for this hop is my first one and we'll put the flag holder my husband made into the ground just as soon as the snow gets out of the way! I'm looking forward to designing new flags for the seasons.

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  22. OMGosh, today has been such a cool cool day for flags and creativity, I love them all, so fun and creative and totally AMAZING!!! I'd have been here this morning but between the last stop at Ravellry and here, my internet connection went out, it's just came back on, so I popped in for a quick visit, and sew worth it to.. Love your flags!!

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  23. I just love your designs!!! What fun!!!

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  24. Wonderful flags, Annette! Your design and workmanship is outstanding. Thanks for sharing your creativity ... :) Pat

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  25. You have designed some awesome flags...great eye candy !

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  26. Annette your flags are beautiful!! I love the the Spring watering can of flowers and who cannot love those darling Minnions? The other floral one is equally as pretty as the first one.

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  27. Annette, your three flags are beautiful! They will brighten your door on even those dreary days! Great job!

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  28. love all of your flags...love the minion...so cute.....I have been putting off doing a flag but after seeing all of the flags on this fun hop I am going to give it a try...thanks for the giveaway....

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  29. I truly love your original designs more than the one made from the magazine. I love the quilting -- they really are quilts on a stick! Your daughter and her friend and their kids should really enjoy their flags.

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  30. You really shine with these flags...love them all! That minion would definitely put a smile on my grandsons faces.

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  31. Wowza!!! Just when I thought I had seen the best, here you come with 3 great Flags!! I MUST make the minion flag for my Grandson James!! He loves the minions (psst...I do too!) Great Great Job!
    Gmama Jane

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  32. Your flags are all darling. The minion one is so cute. I love those little guys. And the one you taught at your class is so pretty, just perfect for spring. I would love to win a copy of the pattern. TFS
    txjennywren.blogspot,com

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  33. Hi Annette I love the flags especially the Minion. Please do a tutorial for him as I know three people of mine who would want one! Lol Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  34. I love each and everyone of your flags. The butterfly is my favorite. I seem to have a thing for them.

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  35. Wow! Three flags. Each one of them is so creative.

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  36. All three flags are wonderful , you are just so creative ! It sure will be nice to have flags blowing in the breeze once we get some warmer weather . Fantastic job Annette !

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  37. Spring?? I'm beginning to wonder if and when we'll be so lucky!! Your flags will help make spring more of a reality - at least in spirit!! Love them all - you were mighty busy - but the last one with the butterfly and those stylized was my favorite - adorable.

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  38. Love your flags...That is what I call going the extra mile...Sew cute!!

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  39. All three of those are so springy!!! Great JOB! Your neighbors are going to be jealous for sure!

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  40. Love, love, love your flags. The little minion is adorable! Love your spring's aflutter too. Thanks so for sharing your inspiration!

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  41. Looks like we both love to read the same magazine. Love all three of your beautiful flags! I bet the kids will love the Minion one the best!

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  42. All of your flags are great. And the minion, anyone would love that one.

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  43. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Great job! Your flags with flowers make me dream of spring. The green ruffle makes cute grass. We've had light snow flurries falling continuously for the last three days. Aargh! I want my flip flops!

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  45. Loved all of your flags, the minion made me realize I could do Sponge Bob for a granddaughter (don't understand the attraction there,but...) and the watering can with the grass ruffle...how cute! But your Spring's a Flutter is wonderful! I see it in yellows... sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  46. A Threesome of Fabulous Flags is quite the HOP! I love each of them. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  47. Wow! Two real beauties and one as cute as can be!

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  48. I am sew glad that you all have enjoyed my flags...... no to try and fix that no reply thing that keeps happening to me over and over again.... lets see if I got it right now

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  49. got it fixed now :0) took a couple of tries

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  50. Annette,
    Your flags are all just so cute! Thank you for sharing your creativity!
    xo jan

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  51. My grandson would love your little guy flag. It is awesome!

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  52. Look at you miss over achiever! 3 flags! And they are all so cute! I love the spring flutter one especially! Great job!

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  53. They are all very cute, but I know the Minion will be loved!

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  54. Love all of you flags, but the minion is my favorite. Too cute.

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  55. Love your flags!!! Have a daughter that would LOVE the Minion one most...I love them all!!! :)

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  56. OH, your flags are sew cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. I bought that magazine to make that same flag. Of course I haven't started it. But seeing yours I am going to start make it. Thank you for sharing. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  58. LOL!! I love that - "quilt on a stick"!! Love your flags, what a great collection!!

    -Soma

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  59. Love all of your flags, thanks for sharing

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  60. Oh.My. GOODNESS!! Love each and every one of your flags :) But I am so gonna have to favorite that Minion :) :) What fun and thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  61. Very sweet flags. Thanks for sharing. They are so much fun.

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  62. They are fantastic...my daughter just loves minions too.

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  63. Lovely flags:) I really like the first one with the watering can and flowers..it is so happy:)

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  64. Minion! So cute, what a happy group of flags, great job!
    ~Brandy

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  65. Your garden flags are beautiful but I really love the Minion. Great job on each and everyone of them.

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  66. Your minion flag made me smile, adorable! Awesome job!

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