Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finally, a ticker tape quilt finish!

I know my last post said I was going to show more party pics, but I haven't had time to go through all the photos and edit them yet... soon though, soon...

In the meantime enjoy these photos of the finally finished ticker tape quilt!!!!


I can't believe it's done!, for those who missed this post, I've been working on this quilt since October for Sam's first Christmas. I obviously didn't get it finished in time, but it made a lovely first birthday gift!

Some of my fancy embroidery skills in use...

 A close up of the front...click on it for a larger view.

I even love the back!!

And here's a couple close ups...


I could post so many more close ups... but I'll restrain myself.

It's only been washed once and the edges are already fraying so nicely... I can't wait until it's been done a few more times and they really soften up.
I should have gotten a nice close up of the binding, it looks so good... thanks to my wonderful Mom who did all the painstaking hand stitching so it would be finished for Sam's Birthday... You're the best Mom!!

Stay tuned for my next quilting adventure, when I try hexies for the first time!

12 comments:

  1. saw this on flickr and had to come visit and say bravo! what an awesome first quilt. I am a HR addict and am on the way to finishing my first queen size quilt for my now 3 yr twin boys. impressed that you got all that done in the first yr. :) and happy late bday to your little.

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  2. Thanks!!
    I struggled with a twin... couldn't imagine tackling a queen.
    Maybe someday...

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  3. oh my goodness, you're an inspiration! well done, it's so beautiful. did you do it on a normal sewing machine? must have been really tricky...

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  4. thanks Ruby!
    Yep... just my 15 year old Kenmore.
    it started out being quite difficult, until i decided instead of sewing around each individual square, i just stitched all the horizontals first, then all the verticals. does that make sense?

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  5. Hi there, Snips! I'd like to share some of your pictures in this post with my readers in my "all about ticker tape" post. Of course, I will link back to your blog. Please let me know if you would prefer I did NOT share pictures. Thanks!!!

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  6. Hey Rachel!
    Thanks for the interest...I've sent you an email.

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  7. What a fun collection of fabrics! I love the way the edges have frayed.

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  8. Thanks Louisa!
    Yeah the edges are pretty cool, and they just keep getting better with every wash!

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  9. lindo trabalho! parabéns pela escolha das cores...
    um abraço brasileiro,
    ligia maria

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  10. I'm yet to begin quilting, I'm waiting to have the space in my new house where I get my own sewing room, YAY!! I've just discovered ticker tape quilting and love how it uses scraps. This one of yours is amazing. Sewing in the one direction first then the other make perfect sense. I can't wait to get started!

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  11. I came from flickr too! I really need to make me one of these ticker tape quilts! Your colours are gorgeous! Great work!! Hugs, Laurraine

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