Tuesday, August 10, 2010

baby bunting banner quilt


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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33 Responses to “baby bunting banner quilt”

CraftyCripple said...

It is unbelievably cute. You are right to want to keep it.

greenbean said...

this is beyond adorable!....

Kristi said...

That is a really cute quilt! I love the use of rick rack especially!

Leah said...

It is so cute. I love it. I have wanted to make on too, and I love the ric rac you added.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

this is SO cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!!!

willywagtail said...

Just love the little birdie on the line. Of course you have to keepit. Cherrie

Evelyn said...

That is totally adorable! Love the rick-rack too! I have a friend who will be adopting a daughter soon, and something like this would be so perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachelle said...

That is so terribly cute! I love it!

Christina said...

Oh my! This is sooooo adorable! I'm totally going to try this for my little boy.... What beautiful work! :o)

Christina

~april said...

i'm not usually a big quilt fan, but this is lovely! and i really admire the border with half of the ric rac sticking out.

Megan said...

Bunting, birdie AND rick rack! The cuteness is killing me. You did a wonderful job!

Dawn W said...

That is SO cute! I wish I didn't have such a giant quilt hooked up to my machine right now - I want to make one of those today! Darling.

ana said...

That's so simple and effective - I love it. Will definitely need to get my quilting hat back on and make a few. Can you imagine a double bed sized one?

Bethany said...

Adorable! I totally get why you NEED it. I definitely NEED one too! :) Thanks for the inspiration my friend!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Very cute and of course with the birdie on it it should stay with you :-)

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I made a bunting quilt recently, too. Great minds!

http://www.aprettycoollife.com/2010/07/rainbow-bunting-baby-quilt-tutorial.html

But your ric rac binding is much cuter :)

Jessica said...

That is crazy adorable!

Aimee said...

What a beautiful quilt. I adore bunting, and think this quilt is a great idea for using up smaller pieces of fabric and having bunting with you all the time. Perfect.

Bows and Sparrows said...

So cute! I have lots of friends with babies on the way...this would be perfect!

Jessica said...

What an adorable quilt! So fun and simple. Also I love the idea of cutting out your template on freezer paper and ironing it on your fabric that way. I am Horrible at cutting! Maybe this will help improve my cutting skills. Thanks for the great ideas!

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Teri said...

This is adorable! What a beautiful project! :)

Laura R. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this quilt! Would you please do step by step instructions? Pretty please. I really want to copy you, but I haven't been sewing long and I haven't made a quilt yet. I have a friend who is pregnant and I would love to make this for her little one.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

What a darling quilt!

Natalie said...

I love the rick-rack binding! I was just telling my aunt Ginny about using rick-rack with her binding the other day but I have never personally done it and didn't have any rick-rack to show her how. It's so great that you've done this so I can show her a picture of how awesome it looks! I don't own any rick rack yet but I am definitely going to pick some up the next time I make a baby quilt.

Denise said...

Love the ric-rak idea! I can think of lots of things I can incoporate that idea!

Vieve said...

This quilt is darling!!! Thanks for sharing.

Ammie said...

This is beautiful and calming--a perfectly welcoming baby quilt.

-Sydney- said...

Love the rick-rack on the binding! So clever.

teenie said...

This is so cute! I want to try it with my nursery colors!
Love it!!

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Elizabeth said...

This is so adorable! Could you give us the dimensions of the quilt? and I would love a tutorial too, as someone else suggested. Thanks so much & great job!!

Sarah said...

What a cute quilt! I love everything about it. The ricrac is such a lovely idea and one I'd love to use on a quilt. The little bird is such a nice touch.

Gingham Skies said...

Super cute!

Dot said...

How clever & delightfully cute!

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