It's finally done! I made this simple banner (bunting) quilt for the little girl I nanny to use. I love all the bunting we're seeing in the craft world--from scrapbook lines to marketing logos, they're everywhere. My favorite thing about this quilt is how easy it was! It's a great stash-buster. You could even make the pennants smaller to use up your smaller pieces of fabric.
I cut my templates for the birdie and the pennants out of freezer paper with my Silhouette. You can't technically cut fabric with it, but you can cut a million different templates, and if you cut them out of freezer paper, you can iron them on your fabric and cut around them. Soooo much easier than pinning them on or tracing around them! They peel right off when you're done, and don't leave any sticky residue on your fabric.
Since it was such an easy quilt, I decided to try something new with the binding. I created a scalloped edge using yellow ric rac.
To do this, sew your ric rac around the very edge of the quilt before sewing your binding on.
Then sew your binding right on top of it. Finish binding as usual.
So sweet! Don't you love that I finagled a way to keep this one? I do have other blankets at my house that the little miss could use, but I just really wanted it. :) It has a little birdie on it for goodness' sake! I needed it!
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