Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flags on a Stick...

First things first,a Big Thank you to Madame Samm of Sew We quilt for all the behind the scenes hard work,as well as lining up the fabulous Sponsors for this hop.    Speaking of Sponsors they are... Flags on a Stick & Flag-outlet.com  Also Thank You to Thearica of Pig Tales and Quilts for being such a wonderful Cheerleader on this hop.


When thinking of what fabric to use for my new flag,I spotted a kit from a class at Fabric Fest last September.  The kit was from Sue Daley and featured the fabrics in the above hexie flowers.  In the class we learned how to make hexies.  I never really intended to make the wall hanging made up of a gazillion little 1/2" hexies,but I did want to learn how to make them...


So I used the fabrics from the kit to make my little flag.  I folded the white piece of fabric in half,sewed all around the edges,leaving a opening for turning.  Turned  the fabric,pressed,and stitched all around the edge again closing the opening.  I folded the top edge down 1 1/2 inches to the backside to make the opening for the flag pole.  (Measurements 18"x12 1/2" finished)


Sewed the three little hexie flowers,which took me a long time...The gathered piece of fabric between the  watering can and the pinwheel blocks was added from my stash.  I gathered it before attaching it to the flag.  Steam-A-Seam was used to attach the watering can to the background,then I used a zigzag stitch all around the outline.


I added a few more hexie's to make a mosaic on the watering can,and a butterfly on the handle.  Which you can just make out,because it blends in so well.  Although the snow is gone,we still do not have a speck of green here yet.  So the photos were taken at the edge of my rock garden,facing the street instead of facing the garden.  (I do live in the Rocky MT's,so rocks are rather appropriate I think)


A closer photo inside so you can see the butterfly and the gathered fabric (it has tiny red tulips on it).  I loosely followed a pattern from the Current Quilts & More magazine  for my flag.  Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the one in the magazine.


A little something for one of you lucky hoppers!  This is the project from the class,since I will not be making this I thought you might like it.  Of course the fabric is not included,but I will add in at least a couple of FQ's to go with the booklet.

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Okay,off you go to see what these other Talented Ladies have sewn up!







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67 comments:

  1. Pretty flag, you did a great job with those hexies.

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  2. What a great way to use your hexies, lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. What a lovely flag. I love the watering can as a vase.

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  4. I love love love me some hexies. You sealed the deal with yours, I have to add them to my project list. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your sweet flag !

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  5. Lovely project, and a really clever use of the hexies and gathering.

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  6. Cute flag…those little hexies make great flowers! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I love hexes, your appliqués are super nice!
    and I love your bridal pictures next to this box, You look wonderful!

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  8. I adore the water can with posies! You are creative to take a kit and some of the elements and turn it into something else just as phenomenal. The flag is amazing! I love the fabrics you chose from your stash to compliment those in the kit. You are very generous to give away your pattern and some fabric. Thanks for participating and bringing a smile to me.

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  9. I adore hexies and so I'm head over heels in love with your darling flag

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  10. Your flag is fantastic; I love the hexis!

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  11. What a happy way to welcome spring! I enjoy hexis, too. This is a good way to enjoy a few without spending 40 years making a quilt of them! The butterfly is extra cute.

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  12. Your flag is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  13. You can never go wrong with hexies. Love your flag!

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  14. Such a bright cheery flag. Perfect for a Spring and Summer garden or just as a welcome flag.

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  15. What a fun flag! Those hexies make it so special. I am hoping your flag will bring on spring so we can all break out those watering cans! ;-)

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  16. yep I saw that wee butterfly on your watering can...sooo spring, summer, and filled with loving stitches..you can just see it pouring out...

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  17. It gives me hope that flowers will be up soon! We need relief from this dreary (and long) winter! Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers! ;0)

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  18. Oh CeLynn....this is lovely! I adore the watering can with your hexie flowers....the little butterfly just makes it!!

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  19. A perfect way to use those hexies! blessings, marlene

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  20. Oh hexies are so fun and what a clever use of them. The flag is so fun and "spring-y".

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  21. That is so pretty and so cheerful. I like how you used "Hexies" for your flowers.

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  22. Great flag - I love your hexies!

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  23. Your hexies are perfect. It's looks just like spring.

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  24. Love your hexies flag. How creative and fun!!

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  25. Very cute! I love hexie flowers and they look really cute coming out of the watering can. The butterfly is a nice addition too. Great job.

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  26. This is sew cute! I love how you have adapted this pattern for your flag. The ruffle is a great touch. You have made your rock garden look so festive. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  27. Celynn you've sewn up a cute spring flag ! What a great use of a hexie !

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  28. Great job! I love the flowers! I'm so ready for spring myself!

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  29. Such a lovely Spring flag. Hexies and flowers are wonderful.

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  30. what a sweet little garden flag! I love the hexie flowers!

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  31. Lots of work to make a nice delicate spring flag. Even if you have no green in your garden yet, this flag should remind you that it will all bloom sooner or later.

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  32. Such tiny little hexies on that beautiful flag...love it!

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  33. Hexies make cute flower projects and worked wonderful on your Spring Flag. Nice job!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  34. I love the flag and very spring like with the flowers and the watering can. Thank you for the chance at the Giveaway. Susie x

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  35. Love your spring flag and I'm crazy about the hexagons. So cute.

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  36. I like your hexie flowers and sprinkling can. Very cheerful!

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  37. greetings! i love your cheery hexagons flag and flowers -- it looks just like Spring. the tablecloth is the sweetest, with those pinwheels and that RUFFLE -- too stinkin' cute! Holla!

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  38. Oh that is such a cute little flag, CeLynn!!! I love how you thought to use those hexis for the flowers. The fabrics you used are just so happy and perfect for spring. Hopefully spring will be heading your way soon. I noticed the goldfinches here turning yellow finally, so it has to be coming soon, right?

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  39. your little flag and those hexis are to die for...

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  40. Love the Hexies and your flag is wonderful...

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  41. what a nice way to use some hexies. Such a nice and springy flag ... we are needing all the help we can get to encourage spring to come our way.
    in stitches

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  42. Your hexie flower are so cute and the rick rack stems perfect. The butterfly looks nearly ready to fly off - well done. I need such a cute flag to make me think that Spring MAY be coming - it's mostly brown here in Iowa though a dusting of white hasn't been too uncommon!!

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  43. Ooh I d fabric love your hexies...they make such pretty flowers. Love the gathered fabric too...such a lovely flag!

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  44. Your flag is very pretty and perfect for spring and summer!

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  45. The flag is wonderful and i especially like the hexie flowers...Great Job! sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

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  46. This is a lovely flag and how fun to include hexies and a ruffle. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  47. Great job on the hexies! You made a lovely flag!

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  48. What a sweet flag. Great use of hexies and rick rack. I'm like you, I want to learn to make them but not lots of them

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  49. I love your flag! The flowers are adorable and so is the flower vase/can. Very cute!
    xo jan

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  50. Your flag is like a breath of spring! So cute!

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  51. I love those little hexies! So cute! Great job!

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  52. Cute idea and cute flag! I think we are all ready for spring. However, we are further along than a lot of people that are still buried under snow.

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  53. Beautiful job! I just love what a happy little flag you have created!

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  54. Such a great way to use hexies. Your flag is really pretty.

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  55. Great use of hexagons! Love the wristlet too!

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  56. Your little flag is sew cute. I am just learning how to make hexi's so this pattern is really perfect for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Your flag is so cute and I love watering cans. I have never done Hexies before and you inspire me to try. Thank you for sharing. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  58. What a lovely flag and I love the blue butterfly!! Very pretty :)

    -Soma

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  59. Your flag turned out to be adorable, CeLynn! I really like the watering can holding the flowers. This flag says Spring all over it :)

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  60. So beautiful CeLynn lets me know that spring may just be on the way. Lovely work thanks for sharing.

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  61. Very pretty CeLynn ... you did such a very nice job on your flag! Thank you for sharing!

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  62. Aww, this is so sweet. I love everything about it. Your flag sings about spring.

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  63. CeLynn, i just love your hexie flowers with the ricrac. Putting them in the water can just made them even more perfect. Like that pattern you are giving away :)

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  64. Oh I just love watering cans! Not entirely sure why, but my husband often has to remove them from my possession at Home Depot or our local ranch store because I keep thinking I need it (the 3 we have aren't enough) Thank you for such a fun pattern, so lovely!
    ~Brandy

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  65. Wow, great use of those hexies. Love what you came up with. Just how many Hops would this have qualified for. The Flad, Hexies, Ruffles...... Love the feeling of spring it brings on.

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  66. Love the hexies. Thank you for sharing your wonderful springtime flag. Very nicely done.

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