Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nieve's Bunting

My little nice Nieve now has her own room.  She has a crib, a couch to read books with her mom and dad, a rocking chair and a changing table.  But her walls are still white as they day they moved in.

Nieve at 6 months old
So, while I was in Boston, Nieve's mom and I had a chat about brightening the place up.  We wanted to coordinate what hangs on the wall with both her dream catcher painted by her mom's friend (in aqua on a white background) and her quilt.  Well, how about a matching bunting?

Nieve has a 13 foot interior wall that doesn't have a window or a door.  We thought a bunting might be a fun way to add a little color to that space.  I used the leftover scrappy fabric I pieced for Chaos to make 9 of the flags, then choose a few fat quarters that I thought might suit Nieve for the other nine.  The dark blue with yellow and red flowers (photo below) is from my childhood curtains!  Love that print.  The back is a basic Kona White.

Elephants, sheep, frogs, birds and flowers.
I tried to coordinate the binding (Kona Peacock) with the aqua I remember from the painted dream catcher to pull things together.  I really hope my memory of the color is true and I didn't create something that looks awful!

Leaves and squiggles

Cranes and sheep (of course).

This is about 15 feet long to fill the wall and then have a little extra to droop or swoop as they'd like.  I tried to make equilateral triangles that are 10 inches from the base to the apex.  I'd say they remained as equilateral triangles only about 1/3 of the time.  The rest warped in the process. I don't  think you can tell, but my fear is that Nieve's dad tries to teach her about the geometry of triangles using this bunting and she's scarred for life.

Flowers from my childhood bedroom and elephants.

Flowers and frogs.

Nieve (and family) I hope you like it!  I'm already working on an idea for your other bare wall, but need a little practice before I start in on the "real deal".  Fingers crossed it works out!  xx

Miss Molly.  Photographic assistant.


tomomi mcelwee said...

Lovely!! Lucky Nieve.

Bossymamma said...

What a lovely bright collection of colours. It's gorgeous (just like your photographic assistant!).

Nicky said...

Great pic of you and your niece!

Pretty bunting Cindy - so what if geometry isn't her things - maybe she'll be a great fabric artist like her aunt!?

Molly looks so grown up! When did that happen?

Lynz said...

I was thinking the same about Molly! Myyyy has she grown! Great bunting - it will be perfect!

Isisjem said...

Great bunting I'm sure it'll be admired for many years to come. I know my own niece Neve would love it!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Gorgeous bunting!!

Patrick Coleman said...

"I don't think you can tell, but my fear is that Nieve's dad tries to teach her about the geometry of triangles using this bunting and she's scarred for life."

Just who do you think I am?!

That's beautiful! Nieve (and we) will love a little color in her room. Thanks!

Canadian Abroad said...

I love the colours in the bunting. Bright and cheerful and I am sure the whole family will love it, not just Nieve.

elpetittaller said...

Beautiful! I love buntings in children's rooms :-)

elpetittaller said...

Beautiful! I love buntings in children's rooms :-)

Leanne said...

That is a great idea to cheer up the wall and great fabrics for her too. She is adorable, as is Molly.

Flying Blind... said...

I am not sure who I am most shocked by the size of, Miss Molly or Nieve!!!

The bunting is great and sure to become an heirloom xxx

Katy Cameron said...

I had a total choking, water on keyboard moment with the geometry lesson! I'm sure she'll just like the pretty colours :o)

Sarah said...

Fun and bright beats geometry every time. It will be much loved!

Vicki said...

So totally precious! A room of her own....and now this great bunting! Lucky gal.

Quilter in the Gap said...

YOu did a great job! I can't wait to hear more about this other idea you have! BTW....do you have any white 40wt thread? I didn't see any listed in the shop.

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