A few years ago I came across a quilt pattern that I tucked away to make for myself…one day. It’s from a book called “Sunday Morning Quilts”. This book is full of great quilt ideas that use up little scraps you may have lying around just begging to become a masterpiece. This pattern is the “ticker tape quilt” from the book.
Anyhow…when my newest nephew was expected to arrive this spring…I decided to make it for him.
Let me tell you – it’s a good thing I ended up making this one for someone other than myself because it truly was a labor of love. Although the pattern didn’t involve traditional “quilting” it was very tedious. Some nights I would work for a few hours and it would seem as though I accomplished nothing. BUT…all of a sudden it started coming together and boy…did it turn out great.
What’s really nice is that I was able to incorporate a few scraps that I had used two years ago when I made a quilt for this nephew’s older brother’s quilt. Mom liked that too.
When the quilt was finished I was so glad that I stuck it out. I love the scrappy & random feel of this quilt as well as the happy colors that dot it. It turned out lovely.
AND…for any quilters/sewers out there…I accurately followed THIS tutorial on machine binding by Red Pepper Quilts. This tutorial is amazing and worked out perfectly – so easy! Attaching binding has always been difficult for me. I think this is the method I am going to stick with from now on.