I made this bunting earlier this year. I try to do something a little different with these every time I make one, but there’s only so much you can do. Spooky buttons, and torn cloth strips add a decrepit feel. Over time, the strips will become more raggedy, fingers crossed.
I’ve been collecting fabrics to make a Halloween quilt, but haven’t collected enough. I’m trying to avoid the cutesy images but retain the spooky feel.
That said, none of the above fabrics will be in the quilt. I love the absinthe green. These are all Walmart prints this year.
I bought three fat quarters. Each fat quarter makes four pennants. The placement works great for non-directional prints, but if one has a very clear direction–like the assorted spooky characters above–then one of your pennants will have to be upside down, and another one will be slightly sideways.
I don’t think anyone stands around studying the design once it’s hanging up, so I am not a perfectionist about having every pennant perfect. If I were selling these, then yes, I would make sure every one were perfect. For me–I’m okay with not having to buy extra fabric.
3 thoughts on “sewing: Halloween pennants”
I really like the black and white one!
Ditto to CTM.
Is that your pumpkin watercolor?
Nope, it was something someone did as a practice doodle and I thought it was worth hanging up at Halloween.