Is there anything easier and happier than bunting?
That little fabric stack got lucky Wednesday night when a few friends came over to sew along with me. A no-brain-required bunting was just right
So, I know these pictures are awful. I stubbornly insist on photographing the bunting in the place it actually hangs - over the curtains in our dining/sewing room. But, the lighting is all wrong. Next time I'll do better...
Of course they'll be a next time! I'm thinking this is a great excuse to cut into stashed fabrics every season. I finally got to use that chocolate brown and orange octopus print from Mendocino. That's a line that really should be reprinted - don't you think?
I'm cutting with a pinking blade in my rotary cutter - LOVE! I cut a 9" strip of fabric and placed it horizontally at the very bottom of my cutting board. I was able to cut 2 triangles at once with my 6" wide quilting ruler. I aligned one side of the ruler with the 1 inch vertical line and the other side of the ruler with the 10 inch vertical line (so my ruler was slanted) and cut a rhombus. Dividing that rhombus in two yielded two adorable triangles. I'm sure there are other ways - but this was quick!
Ooooh, and I can't forget to tell you that I made spray starch! I used this recipe from Crazy Mom Quilts and it seems to work well. If my bunting is a bit droopy that's cause I barely used any. I was afraid of getting it on my ironing board because I wasn't sure if I should avoid that? You should see the froofroo fabric label I made for the spray starch bottle. I am in so deep ladies, so deep.
In other terribly exciting news (I mean how often do you get to ponder the rhombus?), Aria lost her first tooth today! She is beyond excited that I took this picture to share that tidbit with you. This girl is gonna have a blog of her own someday. Oh, yes!