Thursday, April 3, 2014

Here's my flag and a Giveaway!


Today is FINALLY my day to show off my flag for the Flags on a Stick Blog hop!  Thanks to Thearica and Madame Samm for being our cheerleaders throughout this blog hop and for our sponsors Flags on a Stick and Flag Outlet who inspired this whole quilted flag concept!


I was really excited to join in for a couple of reasons.....

1.  It's my first blog hop!

2.  I had a really cute idea for a flag!

3.  Who doesn't love a little outdoor d├ęcor, quilting style!?

So, being a proud Texan (Hello?? Texas Quilting Gal here!!!), I had to incorporate a little Texas love!
 
 
I think the cutest thing is that little appliqued Texas!  ;)  AND, you could even swap my Texas for a little Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia . . . . love!  Although, Colorado and Wyoming could be a little boring!  :) 
 
 
Also, chevrons are so popular now.  I used a fun half square triangle trick that made 8 at a time from Craftsy!  They were super duper quick!
 
 
Let's get to what you came for, the Giveaway!  I have two fun prize packs for two different readers!
 
 
I found this adorable Kate Spain stuff at Michael's and stocked up since I LOVE Kate Spain designs!  There's a note pad, note cards, a fun pen and cute playing cards!  Also, I'm throwing in one Sew Stitchy charm pack that I haven't gotten around to using, so your gain!  (Open to US only)
 
Party Dress - Click Image to Close
 
The other prize is this adorable Party Dress pattern from Ginnie Kelly at Wonder Woman Quilts.  I met Ginnie at a quilt retreat this month and she was such a hoot to sit next to!  It was great getting to know her and seeing the beautiful work she does!  She was wearing this Party Dress around her neck with quilting accessories in it throughout the weekend and we all just fell in love with it!  She was so generous to offer me this pattern to give away to one of my readers!  So, go check out her website (I may have some other patterns to giveaway at a future date, wink, wink!)
I'll also throw in issue one of the new modern quilting magazine from the UK, Love Patchwork & Quilting.  It's a super, fun magazine and if you haven't checked it out, this would be a great prize for you! (Open to US and international)
 
To enter, you must leave a comment letting me know what state or country you're from or what state you would put on your flag!
 
For an extra entry, follow me via email or bloglovin (leave an additional comment that you did so!)
 
I̶'̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶i̶c̶k̶ ̶t̶w̶o̶ ̶r̶a̶n̶d̶o̶m̶ ̶w̶i̶n̶n̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶5̶t̶h̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶t̶a̶c̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶!̶
I've randomly drawn two winners (although I can't figure out how to post the pic of the results!) Congrats to #3-Amy and #13-Agnes!  You should have gotten an email from me for your mailing address!
  
 
 Don't forget to visit today's other bloggers to see what fun flags they made!

Texas Quilting Gal (You are here!!!)
 
AND, if you haven't seen the rest of the blogger's flags, go take a peak, there are a lot of really creative ones!  Everyone did a fabulous job!
 

April 2nd
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Stitchin' By The Lake
Just One More Stitch
The Quilting Queen Online
Selina quilts
Whims And Fancies


 
Thanks for visiting!  Hope y'all come back now!  :)
Texas Quilting Gal
 

69 comments:

  1. From one fellow Texan to another, absolutely fabulous flag. Of course mine would be just like yours. However, I'm really from Missouri and just happen to live in Texas right now so maybe I'd make it reversible and put Missouri on the other side.

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  2. Very cute! Love the chevrons on the back. ;). I would have one of the boring states on my flag, not as fun as Texas.

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  3. Love your Texas flag! I was born and raised in California sew that would be the state I put on my flag. Thank you for joining the hop and sharing.

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  4. I just joined you via email!

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  5. Congratulations on your first blog hop, I did my first with the ruffles some weeks back.
    I'm from Norway.

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  6. Great flag. I hope you have enjoyed your first blog hop. I'm from Australia and live in the state of Victoria.

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  7. well first welcome to your first hop and perhaps you will join us again...you certainly have great pics, great stitching and a great passion to showcase..

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  8. What a cute idea! I have a heart for Texas since we're neighbors and since my grandparents made Texas their home for many years. But Arkansas would be on my flag. :) blessings, marlene

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  9. Your first hop, and your first wow! Love your flag! I would have to put Alabama on mine as it is where I was born and raised and hopefully moving back to in the next 5 years. :)

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  10. Great flag...welcome to the hop!

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  11. I would have to put Missouri on my flag, as that is where we now live. Two years ago it would have been Ohio, and before that New York and New Jersey.

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  12. Am a new follower! (and thanks for the link to the Craftsy class on HSTs!)

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  13. I'm from the snowy state of Minnesota where it's still winter :( Love your flag, thank you so much for sharing your flag! Love it, I lived in Texas when I was growing up, so I have a special place in my heart for the great state of Texas :)

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  14. California, sunshine, and the beach would be on my flag.

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  15. Love your flag. Nebraska might be a little boring also.

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  16. I love your Texas flag and of course I'd fly it here in Texas where I was born and raised!!

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  17. I'm following you on Bloglovin...BTW

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  18. I love it! Such an adorable flag and those sketch prints really look perfect. I am from Virginia:) I don't think we have as much state pride as Texas, but I would totally fly this one!

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  19. I follow on Bloglovin and by email! Love your blog:)

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  20. great flag and a nice way to show how proud you are of your home state. I am from the north ...the far north Canada where we still are in a wintery spring fresh snow this morning. thanks sew much for sharing with us today
    institches

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  21. Of course your flag is great....says one Texas gal to another. Texas, my Texas...the land that I love !

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  22. Congrats on your first hop. They're so much fun, and a little addictive. Your flag is beautiful. I'm visiting from Newfoundland, Canada.

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  23. Howdy there. Your Texas flag is fantastic. I'm your neighbor in New Mexico.

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  24. I like how you incorporated the state of Texas as an "O". I think that helped set it off. Who cute...great idea. I am originally from PA but now live in west TN and love it! We did visie TX many years ago when our cousins lived there. We were in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. It is a beautiful state and wouldn't mind visiting it again.

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  25. Your flag is very inspiring. I love the chevron back idea. I am in tiny Massachusetts ... hmmm ... would not look much like an "o" ... maybe I could applique it on the bottom of the "L" ... make the background blue water ... that would be fun! Thanks for the idea! ... :) Pat

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  26. So happy to see you hopping along with us. I am a new bloglovin follower ... :) Pat

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  27. My state of Indiana would look great on your quilt. We will be celebrating 200years in 2016. On a humourous side, what a frazzled looking quilter in the "State of Confusion"?

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  28. Nevada would fit in that spot of love in your beautiful flag, too! Great idea for a flag to show off our state! I'm so glad you joined in the fun of blog hopping.

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  29. I'm a new follower from Louisiana - right next to you!

    I love your flag.

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  30. That is so much fun! Yes, you are so right about us "square" states. LOL!! There just isn't much to the imagination with us! hahahahaha Welcome to blog hops. Hope to see much more of you! ;-)

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  31. What a perfect flag for a Texas girl! I'm a Texas girl too!! You did a great job!

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  32. Texas gals really have a lot of state pride! Your flag is great! I love that HST zig-zag trick, too.
    I grew up in Florida but live in Georgia now. After many years in the flat lands, we are so happy to be in the mountains (tip of Appalachia)

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  33. Well since I am from Colorado,and I agree it is a rather boring shaped state I would have to pick another state! Love your flag!

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    1. Don't give up on colorful Colorado. Try something like this for a Colorado "o." http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLORADO-Flag-Oval-Bumper-Sticker-Decal-fit-Cars-Bikes-Trucks-Laminated-/261002130268 From Cheryl's Colorado residing sister. ;)

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  34. Very cute flag. I always have a love for Texas because I always have Texas hair...lol I'd be putting a big ole Kansas on mine because Nebraska blows and Oklahoma sucks... It's always windy here. (Just kidding Nebraska and Oklahoma fans) Love the chevron back to your flag.

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  35. Love the flag especially the Texas "letter". Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  36. Your Texas flag looks great! I'm from Alberta.

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  37. I am now following via Bloglovin. Your gives are very generous. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  38. Me again. Your Texas Love flag is fabulous. I am California sew I could really cover a flag. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  39. Hello...I've dropped in from Bullengarook Victoria in Australia...Your flag represents your state just beautifully. Hasn't this been a fun swap.

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  40. What a great idea for a flag...(I keep humming "Deep in the heart of Texas" after seeing it. ;) My Minnesota one would need snow on it. :)

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  41. Great job on your first blog hop!! You flag looks wonderful :)

    -Soma

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  42. Such a fun flag! I'm from Michigan, which would be a bit tricky to get the Lower Peninsula to match up properly with the Upper Peninsula but could end up looking fantastic.

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  43. I follow via email. Your giveaway is very generous, thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. I am originally from Pennsylvania but have been living in Florida for 2 years....maybe I could make a split flag...LOL...thanks for the giveaway..

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  45. What a cute idea. I live in Iowa and that shape is close to being boring, too!! lol Who cares, it's the love that counts! I like the black/white chevrons - they really pop.

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  46. Will be signing up to follow via email. I use Feedly rather than Bloglovin.

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  47. Absolutely too cool to show your love of Texas. Neat colors and the chevrons are a neat touch.

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  48. Love your flag. What a great idea for the company to do one for each state maybe with state bird, flower, geographic features, etc.

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    1. I KNOW!!! That's what I was thinking! How marketable is that for them?


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  49. Love your Texas flag! Washington state is the state I'd put on the flag!

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  50. New bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender!

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  51. Love your flag. I'd put Oklahoma on mine. I now live in Colorado and if you think the shape is boring, try living here. Only a small part is colorful (the mountainous areas) the rest is boring brown. Also the people are crazy. lol

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  52. Your flag is sew cute. I would put Iowa on mine. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  53. Nice flag! I would plant mine right here in Missouri.

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  54. I follow your blog with Bloglovin.

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway! I was born in SD, lived much of my life in MN, am currently in PA, and spent at least 15 years overseas, so I don't know WHERE I'm from! :) sarah@forrussia.org

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  56. I am from Indonesia! My flag is red and white!

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  57. I'm in Florida, but I'll always be a New Yorker (we're sort of like Texans that way lol) Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  58. Love your flag! I would somehow combine a Texas and Tennessee flag as my heart is in both places.

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  59. Your flag is wonderful! I'm from Oregon. Pbstrand@msn.com

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