Monday, April 30, 2012

{Small} Ticker Tape Parade

I was going to set this up to post tomorrow, but after hearing that others had issues with blogger lately, I decided to just go ahead and post.  So lucky you. You get two posts today.  Enjoy.

When we had the Table Topper Blog Hop, I made a Ticker Tape quilt in yellow.  I than quickly decided to start making more in other colors.  My plan is to hang them all up together above our bed.  We don't have a head board, so it would be great to put something so cool there.

When I made the first one, it was so simple to just grab yellow scraps.  It's my favorite color after all and all the yellows looked great together.  So today, when I decided to avoid delay making another Swoon block and make another ticker tape instead, I expected it to be just as easy.  It was not.  I decided to go green for number two.  Do you have any idea how many shades of green there are?

 I think it came out okay.  I had a bit of a time with the darker pieces.  I tried to spread them out so there was balance.  Even though these are taken outside, it is overcast and you can't see them too well.
 In this piece I did not include some of my green scraps for various reasons: too dark, too blue green, too yellow green etc.
 The piece with the little red hearts is from the first quilt I made and the green raindrops is from baby B's Jack and Jenny quilt.  Everything else is in between.  That's 20 years of quilting greens people.  I am amazed to see them all together like this.  Amy Butler, Laurie Wisbrun, Sweetwater, and some so old I have no idea who made them.  They didn't always put so much info on selvedges you know.
 And here they are together.  My first and second.  I used a yellow-ish, pink-ish, orange-ish for the binding.  I am happy with how it came out.
So what do you think?  Purple, red, pink, blue next?  So much fun awaits.
Have a great week.


  1. Those little quilts are darling. I'll bet it was fun to play with the fabrics!

  2. I love playing with the scraps like this and the inspiration is the book, Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. Thanks for stopping by.


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