Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ticker Tape Rainbow

I think this is ticker tape doll quilt #5 for me.  Each time, I use a different color scheme, and this time I chose a rainbow in an effort to revisit the joy of this quilt.  I also tried two new techniques, which I will definitely use on #6 and following, if I feel the urge to ticker tape again.

First up, spray basting.  It just makes sense, and it's so easy to do on small quilts.  No pins means easy placement of all those little scraps.  Why didn't I try this sooner?


And speaking of those little scraps, my second tip is to use a glue stick to place them where you want them temporarily.  It washes right out, and again, no pins!
The back is Kona grass, and the binding is Kona lagoon. It finishes at 18 x 23.

8 comments:

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love a ticker tape quilt- seriously one of my favs. I made a doll size one for my daughter for Christmas last year and am itching to make more. You are quite inspiring!

CitricSugar said...

So cute! I'm going to have to try one of those someday...

Alli said...

I love ticker tape quilts, and yours is so pretty!

felicity said...

This quilt is beautiful!!

Thank you for the tips, especially the glue stick. Have a ticker-tape quilt project planned for the kiddo's preschool this fall - happy to know the littles can use glue to attach their fabric bits!

Rachel Hauser said...

So, so, SO adorable!

LeKaQuilt said...

I love your ticker tape quilt !

punkin said...

WOW!! Love it!! Again. I think I am just going to copy and paste LOVE IT! just for your blog. The colors are fantastic! When are you starting your own business?

abby said...

that is beautiful! The colours have been laid out perfectly. The gluw stick is a great tip too.