A Banner Day

5 March 2009

{c/o Country Living}

A friend is planning a May bridal shower based on this inspiration board {so excited to see someone actually bringing the inspiration into reality!}. She’s planning to make the garlands in the top left photo, so last night we plotted her construction plan of attack. I thought others might benefit, so here are the resources I shared.

{c/o Country Living}

The original inspiration came from Country Living, and they do provide instruction on their website, though minimal.

“To make flags, triangles of coordinating cotton fabric are cut with pinking shears. Muslin triangles are printed with bird motifs and stitched to every fifth flag. To hang, the flags are stitched to a colorful length of seam binding.”

The Purl Bee {love the Purl Bee!} has a much more detailed guide, including templates and a step-by-step photo tutorial. Check it out here {and stay to browse the rest of their absolutely lovely projects}. Their book is on my wish list!

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March 31, 2009 5:06 am

oh this looks so pretty, i am really inspired to try this. i don’t have any fabric, but i’m thinking maybe i will cut up old clothes and see if i can create a similar effect.

i just came across your blog. there is so much beautiful inspiration here.

April 1, 2009 1:28 am

Fabulous idea! I think old clothes or fabric scraps of any sort would work perfectly – I think it will give the banner a quilt effect, which would be lovely.

I’d love for you to send me photos if you finish the project! :)