Saturday, July 2, 2011

Patriotic Bandana Bunting

I wanted to make a patriotic bunting so badly. I have seen so many all over blogland, made of all kinds of materials. I decided for a bandana bunting.
I could not find red white and blue bandanas with the same print.  I used what I got.
This is a very easy project. The hardest part is deciding what part of the bandana to use.
I had one bandana of each color and used the corners for the red and blue and the sides for the white. I cut the triangles, sew right sides together and turned.
For hanging, I got a package of bias. I tucked the triangles in the fold of the bias, pinned and sewed from one end to the other of the bias. I made knots on the ends. That's it!
I don't have a mantel or anything like that, so I hanged it above my living room window.
I like how it looks. A little patriotic touch.

Another thing I wanted to show you is Brenda's birth announcement.
I had it stored away  but other day I found it.
This is an old pattern for a very detailed birth announcement. I don't know the name of the pattern, it is from a Brazilian cross Stitch Magazine called Ponto Cruz Bebe. The original pattern is from Janlynn.
I made some changes, leaving out five chubby babies and the words "Come ... Join the Fun!".
I made only the border with ribbons and birds, that I absolutely love. Her full name and birth date are under the paper. Another change I made was the colors. Had to be pink, of course. The original was mainly  yellow. It was a framed piece. I decided to make a fabric border and turn it into a wall hanging.

It was the first time I made prairie points. I used the same fabrics from which I made Brenda's baby bedding and the rest of her decor.
Even with my poor quilting talents, I think it turned out lovely.
It is a keepsake that we will treasured always.
Ok, our scanner finally decided to work.
Here is the picture from the old Brazilian Magazine.  You can see how different mine is.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ana Paula.


  1. just love the birth hangup so pretty,also the pretty bunting.

  2. Brenda's birth announcement is so precious, Ana Paula! I love the fact that you used the same fabric for it and for her baby bedding. And to me, your quilting skills look amazing :)

    Such a great idea to make your patriotic bunting from bandanas--it is a great easy way to liven up a room for a celebration. Hope you and your family have a great 4th of July holiday!

  3. Dearest Ana Paula,

    Love your patriotic artwork! Very well done and lots of work too; labor of love.
    Your other handwork is also incredible.

    Lots of love and Happy 4th of July to you,