This week is my daughter’s 9th birthday. She has been counting down the days all summer. I’ve been meaning to make her this banner to decorate her room for a very long time. I decided to make it this week. Just in time to decorate for her birthday party. Then she can hang it in her room.
It’s from a fabric panel by Riley Blake’s designer Quilted Fish. I just made a quilt sandwich from the panel, quilted the whole thing, then cut out each pennant with pinking shears. There are raw edges, which looks really cute. There is a great video tutorial on Riley Blake’s website here – Banner Video Tutorial
I just love Riley Blake fabrics.
The panel came with cute little circles that can be used to embellish the pennants, or used on their own if you like.
I just love the colors in the banner. Don’t you?
This one is my daughter’s favorite.
This banner is just perfect for my daughter. She’s such a happy child. I hope this makes her even more happy.
Often times I start a project and get side tracked a little. Ahem, well a lot. I love it when I start something and finish it pretty quickly. I started this one about a week ago.
It helps that this is a small quilt. Finished size is 27″ x 42″
I moved into a new home a month ago and wanted to put something on the wall.
What do you think? I used a few jelly roll strips from Moda’s Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket. It’s an older line that I’ve been hoarding far too long. I have a bad habit of buying beautiful Moda pre-cuts and don’t use them. They’re just too pretty to cut into. Aren’t they?
It’s not like a have a sewing room to display them in. My “sewing room” is wherever I can find space to set up my machine. Usually the dining room table. My dream is to one day have a sewing room all to myself. Something like this.
I don’t know who this sewing room belongs to, but she’s a lucky girl. With a big family I have limited space to have something to myself. One day….
Until then, this is my space.
This is only a fraction of my fabric stash. The rest is folded not-so-neatly in the drawers below and in plastic drawers in my closet. This is the most organized I’ve ever been. I won’t even show you my sewing machine set up. That’s way too embarrassing. I’m not one of those well organized people, but I’m working on it.
Do you have a designated sewing room?