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