Yeah... No girl's room in my house to display the banner, so this is the best I could do on a gray day! Some of you have asked me for a tutorial and I finally got it done. You can change the colors of the fabrics and the ric-rac if decorating a boy's room, and instead of butterflies you can use a ball, an animal, a car...
This banner can also be made for Easter or other holiday seasons. Get creative and get sewing!
You will need:
3 fat quarters - 2 prints and one solid, or assorted colors if desired
2 yards of medium white ric-rac (or color that goes with your fabrics)
Fusible web (I only use HeatnBond Lite. Period)
Thread for applique' (I used Aurifil 50wt this time - added delicate touch to the applique')
here) and pin. Mark triangles, alternating its direction so you can make good use of your fabric. Outline 5 triangles on each of two fat quarters, or the fabrics you will be using to make the banner, for a total of 10 triangles.
here). Machine applique using blanket stitch. [Oops... forgot to prepare a template for the butterfly! I will update this post later with the template. In the meantime, you can use any simple butterfly shape you can find.]
I am linking to Crazy Mom Quilts, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict...
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Don't forget to check out the City Girl Sew Along tab for our latest block!
Have a great weekend,