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Ticker Tape Triangles

A couple weekends ago I felt the urge to play with my scraps and make something quick and fun.  So a little mini quilt emerged, inspired by Sunday Morning Quilts.  The Ticker Tape quilt from the book is one of my favorites, and it’s super easy – no piecing required, just attaching the scraps directly on top of the quilt sandwich.

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Triangles

When you wash the quilt, the edges will curl up and fray… but this mini quilt is so mini that I probably won’t ever need to wash it.  I used all scraps – the grey background came from the border of the Modern Wedding quilt, there are bits from Road to Tennessee, and even a few remnants from my Thanksgiving bunting.  Scraps always bring back memories of past projects!

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Triangles

Instead of rectangles, I used triangles since I have an abundance left over from cutting other shapes… like hexis or half square triangles or bunting… it was nice to actually find a use for them!

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Triangles

My little mini is only 8′ x 9″, and it’s such a small size that I don’t really have any use for it… other than just looking at it and smiling.  The rainbow colors just make me happy!  Maybe I’ll hang it up somewhere or use it as a big coaster… we shall see!

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Triangles

 

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Triangles

 

And in the meantime… the ticker tape idea had the wheels in my head spinning… it’s so much fun to play with scraps and so easy to put it all together in an hour or so, I already have another mini quilt to share next week!

I’m linking up to Finish Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, which just so happens to be the blogger and author of the quilt book that inspired me!

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