I was perusing the aisles of Hobby Lobby one morning with the intent of finding items to make an I Spy bag for Cupcake. I was happily ogling fabric when I came across two pieces of fabric that were meant to be in a fat quarter bundle. And I was all “come to momma!!!!” but I couldn’t find the rest of the bundle. And I couldn’t find another bundle with those pieces in it. I was devastated. And then my toddler ran down the back aisle and I had to chase after her all 9 months pregnant. Luckily she had a bag of beads in her hand that were making a jingling noise so I could follow her by using my supersonic momma hearing. And then we left.
Sad day for crafty momma. Sigh.
And then Cupcake actually took a nap (a long one) on Sunday afternoon and I had no idea what to do with myself. I had a project in mind, but I didn’t have any fabric for it. I really wish I had a fabric store in my craft room. But alas I don’t have the storage space (or monetary resources) to just buy fabric and hold on to it waiting for the perfect project.
Luckily I’m a super nice wife and when hubby didn’t feel like taking Oscar to get his nails clipped I volunteered! Joann’s is in the same strip mall. Sneaky, sneaky.
I scanned the quilting fabric wall. I couldn’t decide on anything. Nothing was appealing to me. I wanted something a little modern or bright or something with some plum and different patterns. The only fabric I liked was polka dots. So I checked out the fat quarters. Still nothing. But then, I remembered……….they have an end cap with fat quarter bundles! I moseyed over (or waddled, whatever you want to call it) and low and behold…………I saw the same two fabrics I was feverishly searching for at Hobby Lobby!!!!!! This time they had all their friends with them! And they were mine! I bought two!
Wanna know which two pieces I loved?
I saw Dana’s tutorial over on Made to make a scalloped bunting and I knew H2.0 needed one! I now had the fabric to do it! To make my circle template I used a paint can lid. It measures about 6 1/4″ around.
I was able to get 3 circles from each fat quarter. I picked 4 fat quarters to make my scallops and one to make my bias tape.
In Dana’s tutorial she cut her template in a half circle……..I went ahead and did full circles.
I stitched them all the way around and got really dizzy from going in circles over and over and over.
And cut them in half.
And snipped the curves, flipped them right side out and ironed them.
I made bias tape.
And then sandwiched my half circles in my bias tape and stitched and stitched and stitched until I reached the end.
How cute is that?
I’m so excited to hang this sweet, girly bunting in baby’s room. It will also make a great photography prop, so don’t be surprised if you see it again.
Oh, and I only used half my half circles and half my bias tape, so I can totally make another one!!!!
And speaking of baby…………..