Sunday, February 12, 2012

Finish-a-long progress

I've made a bunch of progress and finished up three of the items on my Q1 finish-a-long list! I posted one f hte finishes the other day - it was the first quilt I sold. :)

Here is another of the ones I've finished for the finish-a-long. I started it sometime last fall and it was supposed to be done for Christmas.

Christmas, February 10th, they're pretty close. Who's counting?

It's a child sized ticker tape quilt - full of boy things like dinosaurs, puppies, elephants, lions, and a few trucks thrown in for good measure. For information on how to make a ticker tape quilt, check out Rachel's Bottled Rainbows project at Stitched in Color. (Check out her blog anyway, since it's pretty awesome).

Detail of the front and back. The back is all dinosaurs and snakes and turtles - icky boy things. ;)

A close up of some of the bits I used. I bought a box of scraps off Etsy that really helped with this. I probably have enough to make another one like this.

I think that every quilt comes with a lesson. The lesson from this one? When making a ticker tape quilt like this (one that doesn't really require too much precision), use safety pins instead of straight pins to keep the "ticker tapes" on while you're sewing them on! I was stuck with a LOT of pins while working on this one!

We delivered this to our friend Kerra and her youngest boy yesterday. I gave her another quilt for Christmas, for her youngest daughter. She has two more little ones to go (the next one's already on my UFO/WIP list for the finish-a-long, too - whoops!), plus one for her of course (which is already done!).

I hope everyone is having a productive weekend, too! :)

Edited 3/29/12: This is my first of three finishes for the Finish-A-Long hosted by Quilter in the Gap! :D First quarter to-do list can be viewed here.


  1. I love the idea of i-spy quilts. This is too cute.

  2. What a wonderful quilt! I bet the little boy was delighted with this.

  3. So cute! It looks like a lot of work but well worth it :)

  4. What great prints! Congrats on a super finish.

  5. Very cute!

    Stopping by from Quilt Story's link-up.