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!

15 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.
    Jill

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  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!

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  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!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  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

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  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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  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.

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  12. how sweet

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

    Natasha xx

    serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  13. Super cute! love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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