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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'm Late to the Party, but I'll Wave the Flag


Pennant flag garland (or bunting or banner, it has a lot of aliases) is nothing new.  It's been all over Pinterest and Etsy forever, and I know everyone and their kid sister's toddler have made one, but I finally joined the pennant flag party.  And when I join a party, I come prepared.  I made twelve yards of pennant garland.  I may have gone overboard, but we'll see.  I have a special use in mind for the garland, which I will share with you next week.  In the meantime, I hung half of it on my dining room windows just to get a little party going  (okay, it was to see how it looked).

This was a fun project although I did get a little sick of sewing triangles.  Once I bound the first group with the bias tape and got the party started, though, I got re-energized.  I like the teal-based color scheme but, in truth, I chose it so that I could use up fabric that was left over from other projects.  The one with the exploding sunbursts was used in a purse lining, the yellow dot in bathroom curtains, and the yellow gingham has been hanging around for years.  I picked up 1/2 yard of each of the others, one of which was on sale, along with the bias tape at Jo-Ann.  So the whole thing only set me back about $20.  There are loads of tutorials online if you want to get your garland groove on, too.

Now if you'll excuse me, there's a pennant party happening in my dining room.


18 comments:

  1. Love the colors! I think I know where you're using it!

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  2. Great job! I love the color & pattern combinations also!

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  3. Oh so sweet! I want to make one for Emilu's room.

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  4. I couldn't make one of those in a million years! Looks great! Very Springing!

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  5. Love the pennant. The colors are so cheery, and I can't wait to see where you use it.
    Laura

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  6. I love the colors! Whenever I see those pennants I wish I could make one! Looking forward to seeing where you put it!
    -Shelley

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  7. Your pennant garland is quite attractive! I've yet to make one, but love the ones I've seen. Whenever I take on a slightly repetitive or long-winded project, there's always this lull where I think I can't go on, but something special always happens. You get to this magical place where you can't wait to finish because you just want to see what it looks like. Such a joy!

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  8. It's lovely. I've not joined the party yet! (Except for some crochet Xmas garlands) Looking forward to hearing about it's special use :) It looks very pretty in your dining room in the meantime. Maggie xx

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  9. I'm futher behind than you! I've never made one, nor was I really sure what they were all about! Can't wait to see what you will be using them for!

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  10. Cool! I'm excited to see what festive event you made it for:)

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  11. Ooohhh...It looks great! I haven't joined the pennant party, but I'm glad you did and shared yours with us. =)

    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com
    from Blogging Buddies

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  12. You are so talented Posy because I could never make bunting. I wouldn't know where to start! I'm absolutely useless with fabric and scissors and hot glue guns and pins and tape measures and patterns and thread etc. Your bunting is very pretty xx

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  13. I have never jumped on the bunting band wagon but I think you may have inspired me!! I have my daughters 5 year old birthday coming up, I should try and get one made for that! Thank you for sharing

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  14. I love your banner! I'm wanting to make one for my craft room. I think they add so much.

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  15. so cute. love the colors. really sweet. thanks for sharing, liz

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