Friday, November 11, 2016
My First Bunting
I found some really cute panels of bunting made by Riley Blake. I decided to use some of them to make seasonal bunting for my fireplace mantle.
I probably should have started with the Christmas bunting. However, when I brought them home Cheetah said, "I thought we were going to hang our stockings on the mantle instead." I ended up deciding to start with the patriotic one.
I backed the panel in white felt, stitched around the printed triangles, cut them out with a pinking rotary cutter, and sewed them together with one inch double bias tape. I love how they turned out! Here is a close-up of the front.
And here is what it looks like on the back.
It was fast, simple, and fun!
My husband's brilliant idea was to hang the bunting with stocking hooks. It is great for two reasons. First, it doesn't damage the mantle. Second, if the bunting gets pulled there won't be anything large or breakable that will come down with it.
I am so pleased with how it turned out, even though I won't be using it until next summer. My second bunting was made with paper and ribbon instead of fabric.
At least it was made for the current season. ;)
I need to figure out where I will hang my Christmas bunting before I make it. Any ideas?
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar check them out to see what other quilters are making.