Monday, October 26, 2009

mini quilt monday


tiny ticker tape quilt, 16" x 20"

and it's for my girl. :)
the cradle was a $1.oo garage sale find this past summer.

and this is what happens after washing.

there is something so satisfying about using up every last bit of fabric. (each piece measures about 1" x 2".) i think i could make about 100 of these.

if you are interested in making one of these yourself, there is a little tutorial here.

96 comments:

Clair said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

freshlemons said...

Oh my gosh, that is just adorable! I may have to make one for my daughter's baby dolls, she would love it too.

Hayleyjo said...

I love that!

diplofam said...

So cute! I had a cradle just like that when I was a little girl-thankfully my mom has saved it so my girls can use it too! I like the ticker tape quilt idea but I like it even more when it is that small-a bit more manageable.

Diane said...

super cute... but you could make 100 of them because you like to do it, or you have the scraps to do so? I would miss all the other exciting things you do if you made 100 of these :)

Natalia said...

I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

This is so cute. My daughter loves scraps. I hope I can convince her to make it.

beth said...

I bet you could find 100 people willing to accept these! very cute!

Karen said...

...love it!

Jessica said...

You know how I love this scrap quilts!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I was thinking of these as I cut scraps on the weekend. Another stellar finish!

Angie said...

Love it!

Brittney said...

So cute! This is why I can never bring myself to throw out even the smallest scrap- I will have to try one for myself.

Kigwit said...

I can't wait to make two of these for my sons!

Annilu + Pele said...

So cute!

Heike

Renee said...

Lovely!

Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt. I saved a picture of it from your blog on my bookmarks tab so I could look at it any time... then my computer broke and after the techs fixed it , I lost my old bookmarks on Mozilla! I just popped by your blog to try to find the post - and there's a new post right at the top of your list! How lucky am I?! Thanks, AmandaJean. Ann :)

Carol VR said...

I'm curious to know if you have instructions for this quilt?

The Calico Cat said...

Perfect use!

(You could probably "sell" 100 of those - they are tiny & perfect.)

Suzanne said...

Amanda Jean! You are amazing. Full of wonderful ideas. I'm always so excited to see your posts.

why not sew? said...

Oh it's so cute! I just gave myself permission to stop saving my crumbs. I guess i have to rethink that, these are too cute!

What Comes Next? said...

too cute! I thought the big one was cool - but rather daunting to tackle. This size would be perfect for a try out, and would put to use all thos elittle bits I have. Thanks for the inspiration!

QuiltingB29 said...

That is a really cute idea. Thanks!

laurenaphelps said...

So Cute! I loved your larger size one too. I'm not sure I have the patience to try it.

Emily said...

If, and that's a big IF, I was ever to make a "ticker tape" quilt I think I could only do one this size. You are crazy (in a good way) for your big version. Just beautiful!

Sherry said...

How cute is this quilt what a great way to use you stash. If I do one it will be the size you did. Thanks

Deb said...

Such a sweet quilt!

Rene' said...

I have always loved this quilt of yours. I think the first time I saw your blog you had posted the bigger version, and I was hooked. This one is adorable, too.

My name is Wendy . . . said...

I LOVE your Tiny Ticker Tape!
I'm into letting the 'deconstructed' look on some things & I really like this idea . . . looks so fab in a small size too! Thankyou for sharing!
Cheers
Wendy

Crafty Mama said...

I just love this idea so much! It's great to be able to use up all those itty bitty little scraps!

I think this idea would work to make some inexpensive, adorable little quilts to take to my local animal shelters too. They are always in need of blankets for the animals:-)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love it!! I believe I need to make one of these! I have tonnes of little tiny scraps that I can't bear to throw out hehe

mochaxlight said...

So cute and homemade cozy!

Vicki said...

cute! maybe I will try this idea someday. I keep all the scraps big enough to hold a seam allowance and still show some fabric on the front.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I make something like this on T-shirts (actually pj tops). I love the little ragged edges.

http://www.matchingpegs.com/2009/09/13/patchwork-tee-tutorial/

lera said...

Holy cow! That's cute!

Marty Enniss said...

Love the mini quilt. I am working on a larger version of this quilt. Inspired from the one you showed before. It will take me a long time I am sure.
This mini is very cute

Paige Marie said...

This is one of my very favorite quilts!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I LOVE IT!!!

My name is Wendy . . . said...

Hello again Amanda
I've posted about you!
http://hartylittlepeaces.blogspot.com/
Bless

Karen said...

Love it! That's adorable...adding yet another one of yours to my to-do list!

WestSacHoney said...

such a cute way to use scraps!

Kimberly said...

Sweet! So, it's a whole cloth quilt with the pieces sewn/quilted to the top of the three layers... right? I think my scrap bin is calling my name...

Jackie said...

I love the mini version! You are so thrifty, I envy you using up all that fabric!

Ania said...

LOVE IT!

angela said...

Now I need another bin to hold all my teeny tiny bits! Super cute

Amy said...

So cute! I may have try this for christmas!

Solidia said...

Very, VEEERY cute!:)

RosaMaría said...

what a sweet way to use scrapps! i love it! how do you did it? is like apliqque?

Stacy said...

That's wonderful! Thanks for sharing it.

Tara said...

It's such a fantastic idea!! Isn't making things for your kids so satisfying? I love that Tade points out to everyone that I made it. He's got no concept of how much his knowledge of that means to me! And it's funny when he sees something that I COULD have made and assumes that I made that too!

The Mellos said...

This is my first time visiting your blog (I'm a newbie quilter) and I love it. Your quilts are awesome.
I opened up the close up pic of the post-washed ticker tape quilt and I have the floral yellow fabric on the right hand side. Not sure why I had to share, but I thought I would! :)

Janet said...

It's amazing how tiny little scraps can turn into something so cool. I love the whole idea.

jaybird said...

adorable.. yet again! if i didn't think i'd go crazy doing the quilting.. i'd think about making one too!

Leslye Leigh said...

That is so adorable! I'm working on a doll for my niece... I'm definately making one of those to go with her! Thanks for sharing!!

patsy said...

this is the cutest quilt ever! have you ever made a lap sized one? just curious... I love it!!! I really want to make one. I'm guessing you just sew the scraps onto white fabric?
darling, darling use of scraps!

Anonymous said...

I would love a little tutorial too! Do you sew the scraps right on to a a piece of fabric that is the finished size of the quilt?

It is so super cute!

Laura

Leslie said...

oooh i love it...i am with the previous commenter...i would love to know how to do this with a tutorial

Shorty said...

This is a beautiful quilt, I love it! Great job!

Lurline said...

I love all things dolly and this is divine!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Stephanie said...

I think I just fell in love with doll quilts.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I think she likes her first doll quilt just as much as I liked mine.

bingo~bonnie said...

love the colors, love the pattern, love it washed up, love the photos - la,la,love everything about it!!!

I'm curious as how to make one? layer up white top, batting and backing then glue down the pieces and then sew them on as you quilt thur all the layers??? no? Just curious.. ;) I'm thinking my 5 year old daughter would love helping me make one of these for her baby doll.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Marcia said...

Totally cute! I found a cradle like that...same color and style! Love it. It wasn't in the family, but I'm saving it for a grand daughter some day...

Sara said...

Lovely!! soo cute!

Mrs Moen said...

How cute; I love the texture added from the washing!

wishes, true and kind said...

That is sooooooooo cute! What a great way to use of scraps of favorite fabrics that are too special to part with.

bingo~bonnie said...

I'm back again today to say THANK YOU for allowing Sew Mamma Sew to post a tutorial on how to make this up! :) Looks like I wasn't too far off from figuring it out.

I can't wait to work together with my 5 year old this weekend during our "Mommy & Me" time and make one for her dolls out of what ever she wants from my scrap box. :) :)

THanks & Love from Texas!
~bonnie

Kerri said...

what a cute mini!!

Kim said...

Do you just eyeball the placement of the patches or do you measure it out? I'm sitting here thinking black and white scraps on a red background :0).
What did you do with the large one?

Happy sewing

Stephanie said...

Holy adorableness! I love the way all of the "bricks" fit together, yet still remain pretty scrappy. I'll bet it's really fun to work out the puzzle.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Who knew tiny, tiny scraps like that could be turned into something so attractive? Love the look after it's been washed. Looks very "artsy" to me. I'm inspired.

happy zombie said...

I've got Ticker Tape fever!!!! I have goosebumps - mad love for your mini!!!

jacquie said...

awwww...totally sweet!

em's scrapbag said...

Darling. I so want to make one of these.

Carolyn J. said...

ADORABLE!! This method would be great as table runners, placements or even bags.

Wow, too many ideas flying around in my head now.

Great job, thanks for sharing!!!

Aparna M. said...

I came across your blog through sew mama sew, and I should say that you have an amazing blog. I love all your work. You are an inspiration to all new quilters like me. I will be learning from your tutorials definitely. Thanks again.

Rory said...

I think you should call this quilt Stamp Collection because that is what it looks like, a project you made with a bunch of stamps you salvaged off letters. Gorgeous!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Adorable! I love the mini size :) So glad your girl does too!

Sachiko said...

Way too cute! I love lots and lots of scraps, you gave me an perfect idea!

Geraldine said...

Oh!!! This blog is wonderful!!!!
Saludos desde Bs As

pratima said...

Your dolly quilt is so adoarble!
The crib is really sweet. Lovely find :)

Roxanne said...

too, too cute!

MissesStitches said...

I've just started a quilt like this! Can't wait to get it all together.

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh! I wish I had little girls on my Christmas list -- they'd be getting those adorable little doll quilts!

Anonymous said...

WOOOOW
it's cute.

love from Bali,
gita

carol said...

That poor dolly needs a pillow!!! Poor thing!! Here she has a nice bed and blanket, but no pillow??? Shame on you! LOL Glad to see she is loved though.....so sweet! I could make a million of those tiny quilts too, I have so many left over strips. Know anybody who wants some??

Anonymous said...

Hooray, I found your tutorial for the Tiny Ticker Tape Quilt on "sewmamasew.com
(now other readers of your fabulous blog can find it too---sharing is caring.
You are awesome and then some!!!!!
Brenda in Texas, no blog.

Sara said...

Love this quilt so much, and thanks for the tutorial as well! I fell in love with the bigger one, but this one is probably more my speed. Off topic, but where did you get that gorgeous rag doll? It has the exact same hair as my daughter, so now I must have one, of course. Made or bought?

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

This is so very cute and special, thanks for sharing

Rebekah said...

so so adorable! I'm sure your daughter must love playing with all of the fun things you make for her :)

heather said...

i'm saving my little pieces and am going to start working on a lap size when i get my machine back. well i pobably won't start it until january but that's just around the corner!:)

heather said...

sorry i forgot to say HOW VERY CUTE!!!

Di~ said...

Love it. Can I ask a couple of questions?(i know you are very busy right now) Would it work to start in the middle of the quilt with the first scraps? and Do you cut your threads every time? Thx DES

Aimee said...

Do you quilt the background before putting the little pieces on?~thanks!~
PS. I LOVE your blog...thank you for all your help!

Sølvi's blog said...

Love your mini quilt, and thanks a lot for the link to the tutorial.

mariarrosa said...

I have to try this. I love it!

Georgi said...

Thanks for a lovely project idea - I made one, I couldn't resist! See here http://georgiannacraft.blogspot.com/2009/11/ticker-tape-quilt.html
It was so much fun!