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!