Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flags on a Stick Blog Hop


I'm hopping today with the Flags on a Stick blog hop.

The hop is being hosted by Thearica and Mdm Samm.
Today's Hoppers are:

Quilted Delights - Me  :)
K and S Sweets and Stitching


And now without further ado... I present to you my my flag.

I was definitely thinking spring for my project.
My favorite flowers are tulips and since I have been in a paper piecing mood lately, I went in search of the perfect tulip paper piecing pattern.
I found just the one I needed here and moderated the pattern a bit to create my little spring flag.

It's a little stiffer than most quilts with all the quilting I put in it, 
but it still blows in the wind in the front yard. 



Again here are the hoppers for today.  Make sure you check them out.




The entire schedule can be found at Thearica's blog.



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59 comments:

Amy said...

Such a lovely little flag. Those are pretty sweet tulips.

Brandy Pettit said...

I love it! The free motion quilting is perfect, and this is just such a happy flag, great job!
~Brandy

Melody said...

I love red tulips, both real and the lovely ones on your charming flag

Judy B said...

Your Tulip flag is lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

Your flag is pretty.

Anita said...

This is sew Spring! My tulips are lurking under the snow, still, but they are as red as yours!

Shari said...

Such lovely flowers...cute addition of the rick rack, and your quilting really adds pizazz. Sew very pretty, thanks for sharing!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

This is beautiful! Your quilting is such a great touch to help make those flowers pop!

Suze said...

I like tulips, too! Your flag is wonderful. The quilting is amazing. I can only imagine the thrill of the neighbors when they see the beautiful tulip flag waving in the breeze! They just have to know spring is truly here, no matter the weather that day. Of course, I had to take a peek at some of your other projects. The children's clothing turned out perfect for the play. Wow! All those clothes by one person. I'm impressed. I'm in love with Pythogras' lute. I was a math major as was my brother. His wife struggled and struggled with math, so I don't know how much she'd appreciate that in her home - no, she supports him in his endeavors - his hobby is woodworking. She actually found a book that I bought for him for Christmas. Thanks for participating and bringing spring to us.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, this is such a bright and fun flag. Love the rick rack flange - just the right pop.

Kay said...

This is really pretty, I love the bright spring colours. xx

Vickie said...

Leah, Your work is beautiful!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your tulips, and the quilting you did is really nice. That's a great Spring flag!

Thearica said...

LOVE your flag!! My favorite flower is a tulip too but we cannot grow them because of voles! Fly your flag high in the sky so I can see it too. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is such a pretty flag!! Great job.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Very cute flag!

Shelley said...

Leah, the quilting in the background is awesome! Love the pop of red your tulips give, very pretty:)And really like the green rick rack edging ;)

StitchinByTheLake said...

What beautiful tulips! And I love the way you quilted it.... blessings, marlene

Linda said...

Gorgeous flag! Wow!

Mdm Samm said...

morning Leah...your tulips are a lovely example of what I adore in the spring...it looks springy over there....

CeLynn said...

Beautiful spring tulips! Love your sweet little flag!

Josie McRazie said...

I love your tulips! Now if we could talk mother nature into cooperating!

Doris Rice said...

Tulips are my favorite spring flower. Such a cute flag.

Purl Buttons said...

Lovely, cheerful tulips! My little daffodils keep struggling. I don't know if I am even going to see my tulips this year. We had snow again on Tuesday and I live in GEORGIA!

Sherry VF said...

What beautiful quilting!

Annette Schultz said...

what a perfect pair.... such cheery posies to brighten your yard
in stitches

patchouli moon studio said...

Such a lovely Spring flag! You can't help but smile at the tulips and the colors and the great quilting. Nicely done!

Carol said...

I love tulips, too, and yours are just beautiful! Great flag!

JanesQuilting said...

Oh how pretty and cheerful. I also love your stitching.

Scrapatches said...

I love the bright tulips you have created! The quilting is lovely. This really says spring and I really need a little spring. Thanks! ... :) Pat

MooseStashQuilting said...

Gorgeous garden you have there! Only outdone by your spectacular quilting!

sherry said...

i love those little tulips...so spring like...spring is still quite aways away for me here in the frozen canadian north...so thx for the bright moment

Lana said...

Those little puffs in the flowers make it have a 3-D effect! It's just lovely!

Abbigail said...

I really like your flag! With all the snow we have had this is a fresh breath!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love your tulip flag. My favorite one today!!!! Thanks so much for the link to the pattern.

Leanne Parsons said...

Beautiful tulips! I thought about quilting my flag too, but ran out of time. The swirls look fabulous on yours.

Julie in WA said...

I love tulips, too. Thanks for including the link to the pattern!

Beth Strand said...

Lovely and the quilting sets it off perfectly! Beth @ Words & Stiches. pbstrand@msn.com

Sallie said...

Very nice! Looks liks Spring!

Carla said...

Perfect for spring with tulips. The deer around here wouldn't eat those. I may need to have a tulip flag myself.

ShirleyC said...

I love the tulips, and it looks just perfect for spring!
I can tell you did put a lot of work into it too.

Susie Q said...

HI Leah love the Tulips so spring like and bright on this grey rainy day here. Susie x

MoeWest said...

What a pretty flag to welcome spring!

Brenda said...

How cheerful to see your flag on another gray day here in Nebraska. Snow in the air awhile ago. And I absolutely love the lime green rick-rack. Perfect touch.

Tinliz said...

A very charming flag.

Janarama said...

Love your flag quilt and the added touch of the green ric rac against the purple border. Great job!

Lucy said...

The red tulips are beautiful. Thanks for thinking of SPRING. Hope the tulips bloom soon.

Farm Gate Creations said...

The are super sweet tulips, you are very clever.

madebymeinred said...

Wonderful idea for a spring flag. Great quilting and love the rick rack framing.

LJ said...

I'm so fond of tulips and love your red ones. The fabric you used in the pots is perfect. I think a stiffer flag will show off better than one that is too loose and gets wrapped around the pole.

Kids and Sewing said...

Beautiful. I love the tulips. Your quilting is perfect.

Marian said...

Sew Cute and Fun!!!

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful Springtime flag and quilting looks amazing!! I love tulips too :)

-Soma

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Leah, your flag is beautiful, so beautiful. I have to tell you, paper piecing is an art and a skill I have no patience for, so I appreciate it when I see it! Thanks for all the wonderful time you put into your piece!

Createology said...

Tulips are blooming all over town and yours are beautiful. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

Wendy said...

Beautiful tulips!!

Kristen King said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful quilted flag! :)

Cindy said...

Love the tulips, what a wonderful springtime flag!

Renee said...

I just LOVE your tulips! What a wonderful flag.