This project has been a long time in the making. I fell in love with fabric buntings months and months ago via pinterest. I was loving them so, so much I wanted one in every room. I tried my hand at making one with cut up sheets and fabric napkins from the Goodwill. Once I decided upon a size and method, I finalized a prototype and made a pattern. And that, folks, is where this project stalled. I knew I wanted to make more of these, but I never executed. I'm sure I'm the only one with this problem...
This past week, I finally got to the fabric store with buying fabric for this project as my main goal. You see, my niece Naomi is having a birthday very soon, and the first bunting I'd like to make is for my sister's house. With 5 kiddos, she is always decorating for birthday parties and holiday gatherings. How cute would it be if she had a fun and festive and gender neutral pennant flag that she could pull out for each occasion?!
I had decided on a color scheme already, so when I found a bundle of
yellow, grey and black fabric quarters in the quilting section of
Joann's, I snatched them up. They are perfect! Last night during
Grey's Anatomy, I cut the quarters into triangles. Using my template, I
cut 2 triangles out of each quarter. Each triangle is approx 8" wide
and 11" tall. (I have no idea how I settled on those dimensions, haha!) Here are all my triangles (12) cut out.
I also picked up a yard of plain white fabric to line the back of the flag with. I also cut 12 of them, and lined the up with the patterned fabric. Then, I sewed them together. I only sewed down the two long sides, leaving the top open.
Here's one set sewed together.
Next, I attached them to a double fold quilt binding. I used one 3 yards long and extra wide. I chose to use grey thread and grey binding. Sky's the limit, though. Here it is all laid out attached to the binding along the top. I also attached a bit of coordinating ribbon to the ends for tying.
Viola! That's it! :)
I just love the finished product!
I hope my sister likes it and uses it for years to come. One thing is for sure, it was made with lots of love!