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first blush ~ and a festive seasonal bunting


Hello and welcome to my stop on the First Blush Blog Hop!

When I was invited to participate in this blog hop, I looked at the fabric and thought, "Oh how cute!"  When I opened the bundle a few weeks ago, it was the beginning of October and ... well ... I guess I had Halloween on the brain because I was immediately drawn to the orange, yellow, and white prints.  Next thing I knew I was making a Candy Corn Bunting.

These versatile prints worked so well for this no-sew craft project.  They're super fun to mix and match and are the perfect scale.

I lined each linen triangle with fusible interfacing for body and to support the eyelets.  Then I just used fusible web to adhere the candy corn pieces to each triangle.  I made sure the darkest fabric (orange) is on top so it wouldn't "shadow" through the lighter colours if it was underneath.  And I didn't even bother machine stitching around the edges.  (Shhh, don't tell my mom!)  I suppose I should have, but I figured this bunting isn't going to see any wear.  So I left it raw. ;)

This project required a few trips to the fabric store.  The first time I bought the eyelets, and super skinny ribbon & tulle in orange, yellow and white.

Unfortunately, the skinny ribbon was too skinny.  It just looked super wimpy.  And the tulle?  It is soooooo wispy that I needed way too much volume to make it visible.  So I reluctantly let that element go, and went for a wider ribbon.  It turned out great.  The ribbons really play well with the prints.  And it looks great on my mantle!

Hope my little seasonal make inspires you to be creative with First Blush!  Here are all the other stops on this hop.  

 October 10 – Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D
 October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion (that's me)!
 October 12 -  Fat Quarter Shop
October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine
 October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet
 October 15- Aurifil- Erin Sampson
 October 16- Tina Egner
 October 17 – Me
 October 18 – Allison Harris
 October 19 – Erin Cox
 October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage
 October 22 – Heidi Staples
October 23 – Leanne Elliott
 October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio
 October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring
 October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton
 October 27 – Lisa Ruble

Now for the super fun part.  For every day of the hop, Windham Fabrics is giving away a First Blush FQ bundle PLUS a small thread box of First Blush from Aurifil!  

To enter today's giveaway, leave me a comment here with yoru favourite Halloween decoration. Contest closes Thursday, October 27th and is open to all. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments posted on blog posts and will be announced Friday, October 28th.

Good luck! xo k

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Reader Comments (238)

My favorite Halloween decoration is a bowl of yummy chocolate on top of a table topper made out of cute orange and black fabrics - quilted as a spider web.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTerry
My favorite Halloween decoration is a ceramic pumpkin. There's room for a small candle inside, so the pumpkin can light up the window in my kitchen.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnita
The quintessential jack 'o lantern is my favorite. My dad used to carve some awesome ones.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Chastain
Your candy corn idea is yummy! The blog hop has many fabulous ideas....thanks for the fun! I love the REAL big pumpkin on the front steps.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Ann
My favorite Halloween decoration is the very first table runner I ever quilted. It was made with Halloween fabrics. I had bought it as a kit while on a shop hop. I love the candy corn bunting!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessica B.
Love your Candy Corn Bunting! My favorite Halloween decoration is a Jack O' Lantern wall-hanging that I hand on my front door.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan L.
Pumpkins on the porch!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Cates
My favorite Halloween decoration is a nice bowl of candy! Haha, I like the Treats part best.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne
Your bunting is adorable! I like that you chose the softer shades of Halloween to make this. I have used linen too for projects and your tip to use fusible interfacing to give it support and structure is brilliant! Love those ribbons too! My favorite Halloween deco is a scarecrow that I put in my front garden. He's more of a fall symbol, but he keeps watch over those vampires!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathy E.
How sweet, your bunting! I just love to add small decorations like a tablerunner, a candlemat, pillow ,... in fall Colors.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMartina
I love the candy corn! My favorite Halloween decorations are pumpkins. I can leave them out for a few weeks! Love this fabric!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Neeley
Just love this bunting - very cute idea! My favorite Halloween decoration is pumpkins. I have a pattern for placemats that I would like to sew that includes pumpkins. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDanette Stankovich
Your bunting is beautiful. My favorite Halloween decoration is a traditional carved pumpkin with tea light candles inside, looks and smells wonderful xox
Thank you for the chance to win this awesome fabric and thread x
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSharon G
What beautiful bunting, I love the tassels between, so cute!

My favourite decoration is actually one brought back from America by my parents. It's a cute floating ghost that we hang by our front door each year. Thanks so much for a lovely giveaway.

Sandra x

PS sorry if you get multiple comments, my ipad seemed to be having a fit!!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersandra
I don't decorate specifically for Halloween, I prefer to just do "fall," so I like pumpkins out on the front steps!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDawn F
I have never decorated for Halloween. I love the Fall season but don't decorate for that either. I guess I am not a decorator but love looking at what others create.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLu
i made a small Halloween wall hanging several years ago. It was one of the first embellished pieces that I made. I look forward to hanging it up each year.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
I love candy corn. your pennants are so sweet! I decorate with my ceramic pumpkins.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanie
Cute bunting. I like to decorate with pumpkins, I can leave them up till thanksgiving.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVicki H
Super cute candy corn bunting. My favorite decoration is a black cat and moon wall hanging I made years ago, I hang it on my door.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandy K
Love your bunting I!
I don.t really have a favorite. But I do love the candy corn men that my husband made out of wood and I painted.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth S.
Your fireplace is so pretty! Darling bunting. This year I'm all about the black and white for Halloween so I'd say my skeleton in a black bird cage is my favorite!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenni
I love pumpkins on the porch and a wreath on the door with fall leaves.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDaniela Martisovitsova
Your bunting is so cute! My favorite decoration is a funky witch wall doll that I made. I've had her for at least 15 years and she is the first thing that comes out when October 1st arrives.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRina Mason
My favorite Halloween decorations are our little Department 56 village on the counter and the graveyard my husband creates in the front yard every year. Such spooky fun!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathy J
I love putting out pumpkins but I made a Halloween cross stitch last year that I love putting out now!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMalerie
I haven't made it yet, but I plan on making a pumpkin mini quilt. And a fabric basket to hold goodies. I also love pumpkins and mums! This bunting is so sweet!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmyt
My favorite decorations at Halloween are the carved pumpkins- especially when they show so well the age and the personality of the kiddos who made them. Cute!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Potts
I love your bunting, so cute!
I have a Halloween banner
that I made that was so fun
to make and love displaying
Carla from Utah
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarla Hundley
We carve pumpkins for our outside de k, Halloween lights in our front window, and I have decorations that we hang on our door and windows.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichele T
As usual totally adorable!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam
My favorite decoration is mums and pumpkins but I am getting into the Day of the Dead items!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie H
I love carved pumpkins and always have at least one. Not an expert carver, but I do enjoy removing the innards, roasting the seeds and watching the pumpkin glow with light inside.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Love your bunting! I've been making a Halloween buntings for my house too. My favorite decorations would have to be the Halloween quilts that I made to decorate my home.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKim Sherrod
I grow pumpkins in my garden just so I can decorate with them in the fall. We have 2 family members with October birthdays (my husband's is on Halloween!). A favorite birthday party for my son when he was young was when all his friends got to paint their own pumpkin, which we grew--they had a blast. I like to paint them even now, as they last longer than carving.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSherry B
Beautiful bunting! I decorate my house for fall ,quilts in autumn colors and pumpkins .
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia Lecossois
My favorite Halloween/Autumn decoration is a beautiful table runner that the mother of one of my students made. It was a lovely gift from the heart.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Evrard
Love your bunting - I love pumpkins - plain and simple pumpkins.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnne marie
Love pumpkins, but my husband eats candy corn all year long!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGale C.
Love your bunting! I have some gorgeous cross stitch pieces I've received from exchanges over the years that I just adore :D
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
My favorite decoration is a pumpkin table runner I made this year. Your bunting is adorable, thanks for sharing.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia
Your bunting is so cute! I love a good carved pumpkin, but I suspect my favorite decoration is going to be the Halloween quilt I'm working on... I might even get it done in time for Halloween! (I started it last year ;) ).
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M
My favorite halloween decoration is a table runner that I made years ago. Also a wall hanging that is put up every year. My sister's favorite day is halloween and I have made her several things for her home. I am currently working on quilting a halloween quilt.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrances Quigley
I pieced and sewed an appliqué mini-quilt wall hanging years ago, and used Warner Bros. cartoon characters in costume...Tweety is the ghost, Tasmanian Devil is the witch, etc. thanks for the give-away!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWendy T
I have a few favourites. I love a quilt I made that features pumpkins and leaves. As well as a wooden sign that I hang out on the front porch. Very "fallish". Thanks for sharing your bunting. Happy Stitching and thank you for the chance to win some goodies!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine
I love witches - with green faces.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathie
Although I don't decorate for Halloween anymore, when the kids were here I had a ceramic ghost and haunted house that were always on the table.
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanet T
My favorite part of fall is decorating for Halloween. My favorite decorations are the fall and Halloween quilts that I've made over the years. Your candy corn bunting is too cute!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLynn M
Love your Garland...candy corns are Awesome..perfect color fabrics too! :) I love the Jack-o-lanterns...carved & lit!! :D

Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLori Morton
What a great way to think outside of the box, so fun!
October 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermara

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