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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I've Also Been Doing This...

It isn't as if I had nothing to do; I do. It's simply that I've wanted one of these banners for a couple of years and just got around to doing one. I also wanted it in the theme of my house so I had to make it as I couldn't find any as froufrou as I wanted. This was very, very simple to do. It is just time consuming to make.

First you have to make a triangle the size you want for a pattern and then cut out each piece after you've selected the fabric from your stash—and we all know I have a stash. Then you sew them together. I decided I wanted the triangles to be pinked so I had to do that. Then I finally sewed them onto a length of double blanket binding. This was after a trip to Joanns to buy the binding. Then roses were added between each flag.

This is the back as I was coming out our patio door.

I used 9 flags varying them from roses to plainer fabrics like stripes and polka dots simply because I love the stripes and polka dots also.

Close-ups of front.

Here I used a piece of a vintage Wilendur tablecloth as the center flag.

The fabrics included Laura Ashley, Robyn Pandolph, Lakehouse. House Inc., Yuwa and Mary Rose. All are gorgeous fabrics and favorites of mine.

Close-ups of back.

You can do this. Just get started with the fabrics of your choice. This one is going in the living room.


  1. How lovely! Mine have been hanging outside and are beginning to fade now.

  2. Loving the bunting... I must make some new bunting for my lounge... I think I might make some Christmas bunting for the kitchen too....

    love the fabrics very pretty and the paisley is my favourite... love paisley!

    x Alex

  3. Hi Connie,
    Love all those fabrics. What a cute idea. Those would be fabrics that I would have chosen, too. You're so creative.

  4. Cute! Hope you are doing well... :)

  5. How beautiful, from the front and the back! Where are you going to hang it?

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  6. I love banner/buntings and I espeacially love yours! great job connie! ♥

  7. Ohhhh I love this!! This has inspired me to make a Halloween one!

    Lovely work chickie!

  8. Oh Connie, what pretty fabric and I love those little roses in between, you clever lady! I love it!

    Have a happy day! :)


  9. Hi Connie,
    Your banner turned out so pretty. I love that you put he roses between the flags, it added that special Connie touch.. I put yoyo's on mine.
    Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

  10. Hi Connie :) These banners are just so all the pretty romantic fabrics you chose to make them with.

    So sorry I haven't stopped over lately to visit, just been really busy with things (life), and trying to get some things done that I have been putting off for quite some time. So haven't been on the computer as much as I usually am. I promise to do better :)

    Have a great rest of the week, and a lovely day!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  11. I love banners. These are lovely, Connie!

  12. Connie, I too have always wanted one but I would like to make one for Halloween and Christmas, since that is what I have the most fabric and frufru. Yours is just perfect with your living room colors. You are so creative. Hugs,Pat

  13. I love the banner! Love the fabrics! They are so pretty! I may do one for Christmas now that you gave me the idea!

  14. Connie, leave it to you to come up with something so fresh and pretty! We have a good sized coverd front porch on our olde turn of the century house....wouldn't one look awesome going around all three sides???
    It would probably take me all year to make, though! lol!
    I am lazy today...not getting anything made or accomplished!

  15. What a TERRIFIC banner! Soooo YOU! I've never seen such a pretty PINK one before ~ LOVE all the fabrics you chose to use.

    Angelic Accents

  16. DROOLING!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Lucky you to have such talent...
    Hugs, Amy

  17. Hi Connie, What a darling banner. I love the fabrics. You pulled a pretty grouping together. Your idea is very inspiring. Where are your going to display it in your living room? It will be gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your creation.
    Thank you for stopping by today and your kind comment.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  18. First time here. Dana from Sinderella's Studio sent me this way knowing I would love your blog. I do. Also love the banner/bunting, I too have wanted to make one, but never attempting. Thanks for tips.
    I'll be back to visit again!

  19. Great job, Connie! I see those as great gifts... oh and sellers too!
    Your fabrics are so pretty.

  20. Oh my gosh I really want a banner and sweets, yours is simply divine! I love it!

  21. Love your cute banner, the fabric is also very special!!

  22. I think we have so much of the same tastes in decorating. I am back to announce that I have a new swap going on for fall. Please come on over and check it out andsee if you would like to participate.

  23. I told you I am browsing your blog this morning..I am still here.. :'-)
    so this is your first..right..Go-go-GORGEOUS !!!! love it love it...did you double the fabric Connie ? What did you sew ?...just the tops into the binding or the sides of the triangles ?....oh my is this cute or what..I would want them everywhere...maybe some white mini lights in the winter up here in Seattle'land which is DRAB most of the about coming up with some ideas using mini lights...and stuff around the lights...I don't know...fall is in the air here already..and I am dreading the drab, and trying to plan ahead...


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