Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Banner

I’m just so happy I made it through another Utah winter. Actually, this wasn’t a bad winter—hardly any snow—so I shouldn’t have been so eager for spring, but I was eager, that’s for sure. I just crave the warmth too much.

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I wanted some fun spring items for my house. First, I planted some wheat grass. Soak wheat grains over night, then plant. Search it on pinterest and you’ll get 432 tutorials. In one week you have this much wheat grass. Disclaimer, there are a lot of health freaks out there who put the cut wheat grass in their smoothies. Don’t do it. It’s disgusting and worse than the taste is the smell. I had to plug my nose to choke down my morning smoothie.

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And then I decided to make something fun to hang for the month of April.  An embroidered banner with bunnies.  I used the following designs from my shop Meringue Designs: Circle Monogram, Bunny applique, and the banner sewing pattern for measurements and directions. In 2-3 hours I had a springy decoration to hang in my home.

My favorite part of the Circle Monogram is the final outline stitch of the letter, looks so polished. In the picture below you can see my machine wizzin’ away on the green outline for the letter S.

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All the letters were appliqued in white cotton on pastel fabrics. I used a mix of upper case and lower case letters—all included in the monogram pack.

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The lowercase “i” and “g” were so much cuter than their uppercase counterparts.

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I didn’t use many pastel threads though—you want the letters to really pop.

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Just so glad winter is over.

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GIVE AWAY: Leave a comment by Monday April 1st to win all the same fabrics I used in my banner to make your own, along with the sewing pattern, the Circle Monogram, and the Bunny Applique. (Please make sure I have a way to contact you either by clicking on your blogger profile or leaving your email.)

WINNER IS COMMENT #4. Her blogger name is “tdehof”. I have no way of contacting her…..so if she doesn’t contact me I will pick a new winner tomorrow.

29 comments:

Alyssa Kay said...

I can't handle the cuteness of this banner. You are so talented!!

NancyT said...

Your designs are all so stunning. This banner is exactly what I need to welcome Spring in Georgia. Tks for all your hard work on your designs.

Ang-e said...

beautiful as always!

tdehof said...

Beautiful banner!!! So glad your winter is over and you survived!

Kathy E. said...

Lucky you for having a mild winter! We still have piles of snow waiting around for warmer temps. Just looking at your lovely banner warms my soul and makes me anxious to throw open the windows! I love it.

It's Sew Carrie said...

Thank you for all your hard work and effort you put into your blogs and projects that you share! <3 from Virginia, carrie

Unknown said...

Love your banner, wish spring would come to Michigan, cold and sleeting out today!

karebelle60@yahoo.com

M. Kasch said...

Very cute, indeed. I lOVe the combo of caps and lowercase. Very sWEet! :-)
orrismb at hotmail dot com

JudyC said...

Maybe this cute banner would encourage spring to come to Wisconsin. Still snowy and cold and something like this might help my winter doldrums go away!

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Beverly Pennington said...

I love the banner and the way the colors of the letters pop! So cute!

Katie said...

I'm having comment difficulties. :) It's been a long, cold winter here in SC, too. So over it. I love the wheat grass, it's so fresh-looking! Would love to win a banner kit, yours is too cute! kjknits at gmail dot com.

johnandmarysouth said...

I would love to add some spring touches to my home. Cute banner

Kirkskornerathome said...

Love the colors. Spring yeah!!!!

Lisa Wallace said...

This is so spring!!! Love it! Looking forward to making one and would love the fabrics! lisa@stonesinfaircolors.com

Maryannescloset said...

I love this banner and I love everything you do! I want to do this for my grandkids house. Thanks for sharing your talents. Maryanne mamartines@comcast.net

Heidi said...

I would love this! I recently upgraded my embroidery machine and it needs this to get me in gear!

Heidi

heidialdercox@gmail.com

Mom Bread said...

I love the bright happy banner! Thanks for the warm colorful inspiration! nicolegetshermailgmailcom

Jane Hunter said...

love your designs and these are timely after a REALLY long and awful winter! fingers crossed :)

Annette Faerber said...

Hands down you are my favorite designer! Love your work. Afaerber@gmail.com

Taea Made said...

Super adorable! Love all of your designs!!

Leslie said...

Super cute banner!! Love your designs.

Unknown said...


Yeah spring! Now we are on lookout for severe weather in Kansas. Really like the banner. gofwido@yahoo.com

keri said...

I love this banner! Keri Tieman ktieman1@cox.net

Michele said...

You have such a fabulous sense of colors. I would never put together some of the colors that you use, but they always look great.

Cricket Stitches said...

Love the banner, Cynthia! Great fabric choices!

Cynthia said...
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Cynthia said...

CONGRATS TO LISA FOR WINNING THE RANDOM DRAWING!

Lisa Wallace said...

Thank You!! Cannot wait to get started on this cute spring banner!! Has rained all day here and we have a tornado weather forecast. Nice weather cannot come soon enough!! Thank You sooo much!

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