Making a Pennant with Fun Fabrics

Good Morning, Quilters!

My grandson is about to move from his crib to a “Big Bed” and a new bedroom.

The perfect excuse for me to pull out some fun fabrics and make a bunting to decorate his new digs.

I happened to have the perfect ruler for the job…(I have the perfect ruler for almost every job–I’m a sucker for rulers!)

You don’t need this ruler to create the pennant…just draw a triangle or use the 45 degree line on a regular ruler.

I used fat quarters of fabric-and made each triangle 9 inches from tip to base.

The trick to pointed triangles…sew 2-3 stitches straight across the tip (blunting the point)–do not stitch to the point.

Then trim the seam allowances around the point–the tip and the sides.

Pennant, Lori Kennedy

Press the seam allowances open over a sleeve roll or Tailors board or a tightly wound towel.

This makes everything lay flatter once the pennants are turned.

The perfect point!

I made double fold tape (not bias) and zig zagged the pennants onto a long strip.

Ready to hang!

Once you get started…you won’t want to stop…

Lori Kennedy, Pennant

 

I think I’ll make one for my sewing room!

Feels like a party!

What about YOU? Have YOU stitched any quick and easy projects lately?

We’d LOVE to hear…and please share a link if you have one!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

More Daffodils-Machine Quilting Tutorial

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

The Flower of the month of March was The Daffodil and we stitched The Daffodil Vine HERE

Daffodil, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I couldn’t get enough of this happy little jonquil, so I kept doodling (YOU doodle too, right?!)…

And I came up with a variation of the Daffodil Vine.

THE DAFFODIL MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by stitching a straight stem line.  Add a flat-topped oval.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Overstitch the left side of the flower and add two squared petals.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch two more squared petals, then overstitch the right side of the oval and closely echo stitch the stem.  (uh–oh end of bobbin tension problems…see what your stitch should NOT look like below).

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch down to the base of the flower.  Add two straight line leaves.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Add a bent leaf to complete the motif.

Daffodil FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Plant a row of Daffodils on YOUR next quilt!

Happy Spring!

Lori

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!