Another mini quilt is done and no wonder, these are so quick and so much fun to make… even more so if you don’t need to follow a pattern 🙂 I really wanted to use my scraps to make a ticker tape quilt.
Saturday was a lovely day to be out and about with camera in hand. I remembered to grab my quilt and a couple of push pins as we walked out the door. If you keep driving north for about 10 minutes down our main street, you get to this place…
Towering mountains, the lake and plenty of wildlife. I discovered the perfect spot for taking pictures of my project, the viewing platform. But as I got closer, I saw the ‘orange mesh thingy’ stopping people from going up. Good thing I brought those push pins 🙂
Back to my project. I chose linen for the background because I just love the texture and it’s fairly neutral :: the perfect canvas to show off bits of brightly colored fabric.
I think ticker tape quilts are inspired by ticker tape parades. I haven’t really researched it, so I maybe totally wrong. Any of you lovely readers know more about their origin?
I added pieces of fabrics as the project moved along. To secure each piece, I used my walking foot and a 1/8″ seam allowance all around. I backstitched at the beginning and the end around each scrappy bit to prevent the stitches from unraveling. No knots or weaving in ends… win!!
In keeping with the scrappy nature of this project, I used leftover bits of binding from various projects. Scrappy binding 🙂 I love that the wind played along and you can see that I backed it with a larger cut of the floral butterfly fabric.
This was a great way to use up leftovers and make a little something without having to be too precise. I’ve begun another one for my mom and I’m sure she will love it!
Ticker Tape Mini
Fabric: Various bits from my scrap bin
Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.5 inches