Thursday, January 13, 2011

Instant Gratification Quilting


I made this little quilt over my morning coffee—only 3 hrs including hand stitching the binding.  My scrap bin overfloweth…and I save some ridiculously small pieces.  This was a “scrap purist” project, I didn’t trim a thing on the little triangles.  Even the binding was leftover strips I trimmed from another quilt.  I’ve wanted to make a “ticker tape” quilt for a while so I’m calling this “Ticker Triangled.”  They’re simply raw edge appliqued to a white quilt sandwich (made from a $4 flat sheet from walmart, one of my favorite sources for cheap fabric, I don’t mind that they’re a poly/cotton blend).


I plan to hang it vertically on the outside of the bathroom door to brighten up the paneled hallway a bit.  It measures 13x20.”

And I thought I’d share my little ‘found’ binding tools—these often come with clothing but this particular batch came with a pre-packaged quilt kit I bought last fall.  Much more pleasant than constantly jabbing yourself with pins holding the binding in place while you stitch.


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