There's been a lot of fun with this blog hop - all kinds of creative and beautiful projects. I hope you've been following along! Many thanks to Madame Samm for the idea, to Thearica for the organization and to the participants for their dedication to this stitching adventure. But an especially huge thanks to those of you who come to visit. Without you this wouldn't be much fun at all!
I've never had a flag in my yard other than the American flag so when this was announced I started to look around at other homes where I would see flags in the flower beds, on the porch columns and once even in a garden! Since Easter is coming, and so were my grandchildren, I thought an Easter egg would be the perfect thing for the season. I have a similar one on my front door so I used that pattern (each row on it is a different stitch on my Janome) with rick rack as the decorations instead of stitches. I think it shows up nicely.
One of my favorite things to do is to combine embroidery with applique - and another love of mine is a more primitive look. Now these bright colors don't really shout primitive but I knew that for the flag to really be seen outdoors it called for something lighter and more colorful. I loved picking out these colors for the flowers and houses - they almost glow, don't you think? I added some free motion quilting using loops and hearts; now this is where the primitive comes in. :) It was the first time I'd tried doing hearts and it was so fun! Not perfect of course, but then I never am!
Enjoy the rest of your Flags on a Stick blog hop - you won't want to miss a one of these participants!
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Stitchin' By The Lake
Just One More Stitch
The Quilting Queen Online
Whims And Fancies
Pigtales and Quilts
Just Keep Swimming
The House on the Side of the Hill
Texas Quilting Gal