Welcome to my stop on the Sizzix Easter blog hop! Yey! Bunnies and eggs and lambs and flowers and... easter stuffs!
Here's the line up for the rest of the week...
Monday 18th March - Katy
Tuesday 19th March - Carolyn
Wednesday 20th March - Me!
Thursday 21st March - Hadley
Friday 22nd March - Anna
To make the week even more exciting, you can enter this exclusive competition to get started with your patchwork and quilting adventure... Click here to enter! The closing date is 28th March at 10am GMT. Go go go people!!!
So let's get this show on the road, yes?
I confess, I am somewhat addicted to bunting. I just counted, and I have no less than 5 chains stuck up around my house. Including in the bathroom. It's just so cute! And such a simple way of bringing flashes of colour to an otherwise dreary corner.
And speaking of dreary... how about this gorgeous spring weather hmmm?! I'm praying for some sunshine, soon, before I go stir crazy!
To make this cute easter egg coloured bunting you will need:
Sizzix die 657622 Isosceles & Right 4 1/2" Triangle.
Sizzix die 658328 2 1/2" Strips.
Coloured Fabrics: 15 x 5" x 12"
White Fabric: 5 1/2" x WOF
When choosing your fabrics for the pennants, make sure to go for really cutesy and sweet pastel shades, just like traditional easter eggs. I chose 5 colours; Blue, Green, Purple, Pink and Yellow, and cut 3 flags in each colour.
Step 1. Take each of the coloured rectangles and fold, right sides together to form a rectangle 5" x 6". Layer 3 of these onto the triangle die, and roll through the machine. Repeat to make 15 pairs of flags.
Step 2. Sew down both long sides of each triangle pair, right sides together, using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Step 3. Turn through, poke out the point with a pair of scissors or turning tool, and press.
Step 4. Using the strip die, cut 2 white strips from your WOF piece. Join at the short edge to make one long strip and press in half, right sides together. To make the double fold binding, open out the fold you just created and press each long edge in to meet the centre. Then press the whole strip in half to hide all raw edges.
Step 5. Arrange flags in desired order, then, starting with the flag that will be in the centre, pin inside the double fold binding. Slide the raw edge of the flag 1/4" inside the fold and pin in place. Take the next flag and position so that its left hand edge is 2" from the previous flags right hand edge. Use the marks on your cutting mat to help you. Pin in place. Continue until all flags are pinned.
Step 6. Sew all the way along the length of the bunting, 1/8" from the edge of the fold, removing pins as you go. When you have finished sewing the length, zig zag over the short raw edges of the bunting chain to secure them.
Step 7. Find somewhere in need of a bit of colour, hang and admire! Hoppy Easter everyone!