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Ticker Tape Seascape

My sewing machine has been packed up again to make room for guests.  Our little one bedroom apartment is pretty crowded, but I love having family to visit!  I only wish we had more trips planned for fun instead of emergency medical events (that’s an understatement)… but I’ll take what I can get.  A couple weekends ago I made a new mini quilt for the nautical wall, and finally had time to get some pics and words together into a post.

This is my second mini quilt inspired by the Ticker Tape quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts and the Crazy Mom Quilts blog.  There’s something so satisfying about using up tiny scraps from other projects, and this method of fitting them together like a puzzle is especially fun!

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

I went for a bit of an abstract ocean scene, with darker blues at the bottom shifting into lighter blues that meet the sun.  I even put a little red boat on the water.

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

In the water, I fussy cut a few ocean inhabitants.

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

My obsession with all things nautical continues… of course this made it to the wall!

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

And just because one of my favorite things ever is watching the progression of a collage wall, here are the many rearrangements of the nautical wall so far:

First, I found a bunch of awesome prints on Etsy.

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Then, I won a free print from Kate Thomas’s Little Things Studio.

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

Next, I made a nautical mini quilt.

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

Then I made two more!

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

But I still had two empty spaces.

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

I filled one space quite unexpectedly, when my parents gave us this gorgeous glass seascape hanging.

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

I found two trinkets that I love too – a seahorse hook and an anchor medallion.  I found a quick DIY method for making braided rope (blog post here) and hung them up to complete the picture.

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical Collage Wall

Then I decided to take down the Sail On mini quilt and do some rearranging.  I made a string art anchor to fill some of the space.

The Amateur Librarian // Nautical String Art

Then I pulled my two DIY canvases from the living room onto the wall.  And now my newest Ticker Tape Seascape has a little spot of its own, with some more rearranging.  First I tried it one way, but decided to switch these two items…

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

And now I’m happy!

The Amateur Librarian // Ticker Tape Seascape

I have a feeling this isn’t the end of the shifting around… there are still a couple blank spots, but I’m not sure if I want to bring back the seahorse and anchor medallion.  We shall see!

This project felt like playing the whole time, and took me about an hour to complete… win-win!  I’m linking up to Finish Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, the blog that inspired me!

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