I free handed the quilting around the letters, balloons, and mini bunting. The bunting isn't sewn down. I threaded the pennants onto a thin yarn that I knotted on the ends and sewed the knots into the side seams. I pinned the pennants down to quilt around them but let them hang free when hung up. I do fold the wall hanging very carefully for storage to not crease the pennants.
I cut out pieces of felt into balloon shapes and pinned them down on the boarders as a template to quilt around so I could make sure the loops were symmetrical. I used a larger piece for the corners and center top and bottom and a smaller one for the rest of the boarder and just just moved them around as needed. I used pins to mark the center of where each balloon shape would be to keep the spacing even.
The finished quilt is 29 x 32 inches.
Next time: a cuddly stuffed wookie for baby.