Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Bunting

Back in December I made a decorative ladder and had it all decked out for Christmas. Loved it! In fact I loved it so much I decided to leave it up and find ways to decorate it throughout the year. So in January I made some fun photo letters spelling out "FAMILY" and they are now hanging on it.  However, every time I pass it I can't help but think it needs something else.  So in February when I made my scallop bunting it finally occurred to me that some sort of bunting would be a fun addition.

The project was added to my ever growing "to do" list (thank you blog stalking and Pinterest).  Every once in a while I'd set out different fabrics and play with them.  I'd leave a grouping out on my work table for a few days to see if I liked them together.  Then last Friday I stopped in at a quilt shop and found an adorable fat quarter (it's the flower print).  It went with one that I already had at home, so of course I had to get it!  It didn't take very long for me to realize that this was going to be the fabric grouping I wanted for my bunting.

I still had several projects I was mid-way through so I didn't have plans on doing it any time soon.  However yesterday morning when I woke up at 6:30 (ugh!) and couldn't go back to sleep, I decided it was the day!  So I spent an hour and a half working on it before my little one woke up.  During that time I managed to make a template, cut out all of my fabric, and get all my triangles sewed together.  Yay!

Once nap time came I set to turning and pressing the triangles and sewed them into the bias tape.  I love when I have a project I can start and finish in one day.  Only, I didn't REALLY finish it one day...

Today I excitedly went to hang my bunting, and came upon a problem.  I went across the ladder once, good.  Then I went to switch directions and go back, and UH OH!  By sewing all of the triangles on facing the same direction it didn't allow me to change directions as I crossed back and forth on the ladder.  Some of the triangles would be backwards.

Sure I would have never had this problem if I had made the triangles double sided.  But I wanted some of the cute prints left over so I used a neutral color on the back.  Grrr...

I ended up unpicking four of the triangles and turning them the other direction.  Problem solved and it only took me about 20 minutes to fix.  I guess that's minor compared to other mistakes I've made!

And I love this addition to the ladder!


  1. Very cute, I love the fabrics and the colours!

  2. Love the bunting Brittney! The prints are great :)

  3. I love the fabric that you picked. The bunting compliments your family letters and ladder so well. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  4. I like the way it looks on the ladder- great job! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

  5. very nice idea with the ladder and the letters with pics..the bunting is a nice finish:)

  6. That is the cutest idea!! I love the photo letters going down the ladder and the bunting looks fabulous with it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  7. I LOVE it!! I'm going to have to get me a ladder! Thank you so much for linking up to It's a Party! Oh, and by the way, sometimes that's when I do my best crafting early in the morning when I can't go back to sleep!

  8. Love it!!! So whimsical!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Tuesday party at Jillify It! Hope to see you again on Tuesday!


  9. This is GORGEOUS!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/03/its-that-time-again-time-to-share-our.html

  10. Cute bunting with lovely fabric!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. I have had bunting on my to do list for ever!! Maybe I will get it in gear and get it done. Yours sure turned out cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  12. how sweet

    thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday.
    hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Natasha xx


  13. Super cute! love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.


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