Monday, February 15, 2010

Ticker Tape Parade!!!!


I present the "Ticker Tape Parade" - a collaborative quilt by myself and the 5th graders - 62" square now that it's washed, crinkly, and soft! This quilt will auction at the Home and School adult social.


All the kids had a 5" square to create, and I ironed it down to get them home (Heat-n-bond on all the bits). This of course was all inspired by Amanda Jean's awesome Ticker Tape quilt. The kids' blocks were all pieced together with Kona Ash solid blocks.


Then I stippled the solids and raw edge quilted the kids' creations. I did all the squares free motion - it kept me from having to shove the quilt through four ways for every little bit. And there were a LOT of bits. I estimate there were at least 600 little pieces!


There was one spot left, so I made a block with the school year and name. All the blocks have the children's names on them. (Can you tell I had light issues?! I had the worst time even getting things to work with photoshop.)


I chose a busy print on the lighter side for the back - you can hardly see all the strange quilting and stop/starts on this print.


My neighbor is another 5th grade mom and will be at the auction. She's planning on bidding and said she'll call with the end amount. I'm interested to see what it goes for. It was a cool project and the kids loved doing it!

Another thing to celebrate - today is my birthday! I came up with the best idea last night....since I LOVE the Olympics and also want to sew, I set up a temporary table right in front of the TV.


I plan on quilting and watching Snowcross all day today. Until that starts, I'm happy with Gordon and BBCAmerica!


Finally, for making it all the way to the end of my big party today, I have some extra Kei dots to give away. Tell me what your favorite winter Olympic sport is and I'll randomly pick a winner Tuesday night. Until then you'll find me in my sweats with my hair in a headband enjoying my birthday!

64 comments:

Lara said...

Firstly, (and most importantly) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you are having a lovely lovely day!!!

Secondly, love your ticker tape quilt!! It's a wonderful array of colours... Your patience always amazes me the most!!

And lastly, my favourite winter olympic sport is Figure Skating. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!!

felicity said...

Happy Birthday! The quilt turned out wonderfully - I absolutely love it (and have tucked the idea away for the future).

My favourite winter olympic sport is long-track speed skating. I think those athletes are so graceful with their long strides.

I live in the heart of it all here in Vancouver and these last few days have been nothing short of incredible. LOVING the atmosphere and energy here.

Katy said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Your day sounds much like my day on Saturday...just sit, sew, watch Olympics (or whatever else is on), iron, and sew! Hope you are rather productive on your day!

Also, may favorite winter Olympic sport is the snowboarding, really the half pipe, but any snowboarding will do!

Always,
Katy

~Michelle~ said...

Happy Birthday! Yay! for February birthdays (mine is 8 days & counting) - what a great way to spend the day! As for fav sport, I'm not sure. I've been achy just watching the moguls, and of course, figure skating is always good. Curling is fun to watch (and the grunting, yelling, etc etc just cracks me up)...and the Dutch speed skating fans are super fun... and anything that involves flying down mountains or ice tracks scares the bejebus out of me, so mucho admiration goes out to them.

Wait...what was the question again?? :-p

Oh, and I would totally bid on that quilt...ya know, if I could! Great work :)

Crystal Hendrix said...

That is just a beautiful quilt!! Our school has an aution too every year, that would be an AWESOME quilt to aucion off too! It's a good idea, I might just do it! :D Very pretty and good work!

Di~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy it!
I do so love your ticker tape quilt, very nice, I've been watching from the beginning. I hope I remember this idea when I need to do a quilt like this with others...I do so love Figure Skating also.Thanks for the chance to win some of those lovely dots!!!

tong said...

Happy birthday and great quilt!

I'm doing the exact same thing as you! Sewing and watching the olympics, that is. My favourite winter olympics sports to watch are downhill skiing, speed skating, and figure skating (pairs more than singles).

Alexis said...

The quilt looks great! I've been following your project and Flickr and it's fun to see the finished product. Hope it wins big!

Happy birthday- great idea to sew in front of the TV. My favorite Olympic event- freestyle pairs figure skating- is on tonight, I'll have to try that!

L Johnson said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I love how your quilt turned out you did an amazing job!!!!!!

I would love to win that polka dot fabric, green is one of my favorite color families;) My favorite winter sport to watch is couples figure skating, I do like to watch the down hill skiing too.

Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!! Have a great one! And that quilt look awesome!

My favourite winter olympics sport is ski jumping - it's amazing seeing the athletes fly through the sky!

monah
monahtkm (at) gmail (dot) com

Goddess in Progress said...

Happy birthday to you!

The quilt is incredible, both in concept and in execution. I love, love, LOVE it.

I have an almost morbid fascination with short-track speedskating. It terrifies me, but I can't look away. :-)

Tracey J said...

I need to remember this quilt for when my son and future kiddos are school-aged! It really is so cute. :)

My favorite sport... either figure skating or the freestyle snowboarding.

Doris said...

I did the same thing, set up a sewing station in front of the TV! I'm not much a sports viewer except for the Olympics, and I get TOTALLY sucked in!

My fave event is probably downhill or ski-jumping. Let's go with downhill.

Pick me, please, those Kei dots are SO my colors!

Karen said...

Angela,

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! It's my 30th anniversary today so we have been playing all weekend :)

Your ticker tape quilt is gorgeous. You did an amazing job and I think there is going to be a bidding war for this item!

My favorite winter Olympic sport is figure skating, but I love the snowboarding too. Have fun watching and thanks for the chance to win that darling fabric.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Did someone say Birthday!! Yeah for you! Happy Birthday. The quilt turned out so awesome!!! I can't wait to see how much it goes for! If my kid had their patch on there, I'd be bidding like crazy! It looks wonderful. Great job. Now that it's over, sit back, watch tv and enjoy your day! Jenn

Sarah said...

This quilt is fantastic!
Happy Birthday!
My machine is set up in the same position...just might leave it there.
I am pretty much amazed at every sport...how can people do those things? If I have to go with one I guess it'd be figure skating, or speed skating, or....

Frogdancer said...

Lovely quilt with a great story behind it.

nettie said...

happy birthday. the ticker tape parade quilt is awesome!

my fave sport is the speed skating (short track). so fun. I used to be a big fan of ice skating, but it's not as exciting this year for me.

jaybird said...

happy birthday!! the quilt came out great... truly a labor of love!! i hope it raises lots of money!

Andi said...

Happy birthday!!
Your quilt is completely wonderful. I hope it raises lots of $$.
Andi

PS My favourite winter sport is speed skating!!

A said...

Happy birthday! Love the quilt. Downhill skiing is my favourite.

Heather said...

LOVE the quilt!!! I'm currently planning on trying one soon and this gives me a big push!!! Happy B-day... may you always be 21!!

XO, Heather

Jessica said...

Wow! It turned out just beautifully. The kids' blocks are so balanced and I love the contrast in the two types of quilting. Can't wait to hear how much it raises!

Happy birthday--hope it's a great one!

QuiltyGoodness said...

Wow. That quilt turned out fantastic! I really love how each child is included, without it being too cheesy. It is gorgeous.

My favorite winter sport to watch is speed skating. Personally I'd really like to try snow-shoeing but that isn't an Olympic sport. :)

Happy Birthday!

knottygnome said...

i saw your quilt on flickr. wow, it looks fantastic!

One Flew Over said...

Happy Birthday!

That quilt is FANTASTIC.

Ariane said...

Happy Birthday!!! I just want to say that I love the quilt you made with the 5th grade kids. It is wonderful. I love watching the olympics. I love to watch the figure skating. It has always been my favorite.

Annie said...

Favorite olympic sport: curling. It's completely whacky. My theory is that bored housewives with teakettles made this up one winter.

I love the quilt. What a great project for the kids' class. I'd love to do this with my son's class...maybe when they are a little older.

Happy birthday!

Leslie said...

absolutely stunning...amazing...beyond beautiful. this turned out so amazing. you must be so thrilled and the kids all did such a great job. i love it. i wish i could have it!!!! but i bet there are a awful lot of parents there that are dying to have it. hope all the birthday sewing was fun. this is a fun giveaway...my favorite sport is probably the ski jumping and fun events.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Angela! Hope you're enjoying your day:) Your quilt is beautiful, what a treasure! Love, love, love it!

::Figure skating

Kris said...

Happy birthday!!
Your ticker tape turned out beautifully, it's too bad you had so much trouble getting photos of it :(

My favorite winter sports are the skiing aerials and figure skating.

Dee said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day!

Clever way to celebrate!

The Ticker Tape is smashingly stunning! You are sew creative!

God bless!

Allie said...

I hope you are having a fabulous birthday!
WOW! Your ticker tape quilt turned out awesome--I love it! The school is so lucky to have your talents to help them.
As for the Olympics, I'm a sucker for the figure skating. Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway!

Kelly said...

Firstly Happy Birthday Angela!!!
That quilt, oh my goodness!!!!! I was so looking forward to seeing it finished and boy was it worth the wait!! It is even more fabulous finished then I imagined!! I hope it goes for heaps and heaps and if I were there I would be bidding too!
As for my fav winter olympic sport, um, I don't watch much but I do love the figure skating!!

9patchnurse said...

Wow that ticher tape quilt is so gorgeous. Great job! I can't wait to find out how much is goes for. I think it's worth zillions! Happy birthday, February is a great month for birthdays. I'm a sucker for the figure skating but I also love to watch Apollo Ono. He's so adorable!

Alyson said...

Angela! Happy birthday! how fun that you share it with my daughter. :) That quilt turned out so awesome! I can't wait to hear how the auction goes. It just looks great, you would never know that 5th graders were a huge part of it. The colors of the scrap fabric look great with the solid. Anyone would be thrilled to have that quilt. Wonderful job!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!
I havebeen enjoying the Olympics myself this week! I think my favorite sport is the Figure Skating!!
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Anita said...

Happy birthday! I really enjoy watching the pairs ice skating.

Jenny said...

your quilt turned out great Angela! I can't wait for the auction, hope it's uber-successful!

Happy Birthday!

Love speed skating!!

amy smart said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a great way to celebrate.

Your quilt turned out wonderfully!!! What a labor of love. And it looks totally awesome.

Love the giveaway too! I don't know if I could chose a favorite sport - I think they're all incredible and I'm amazed by their talent. Except curling. I still don't get that one.

I may have to follow your lead and move my machine for a couple of weeks! :) I also love having something that my whole family loves to watch together.

Have a great day!

Nicole G said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time with the sewing machine and the Olympics. My favourite Olympic sport is hockey! I do enjoy watching other things too like moguls.

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday!

That quilt is stunning! I hope it will raise a lot of money!

My favourite Winter Olympic sport is speed-skating. It’s the sport we have lots of athletes taking part. Due to the time difference we have to stay up late to watch the games, but it’s always a wonderful event!

sallgood said...

congrats on a GREAT quilt project! It's fun and bright, and I love the variety in the kid's blocks.

Happy Birthday too, and enjoy your sewing/Olympics celebration!

My favorite is speed skating-but the snowboard cross was pretty cool too-not easy to predict who was going to win as they changed it up!!

Always Sewing said...

Happy Birthday!!

I really love the quilt, what a cute idea.

Well you will laugh but we like curling. Yes, that is the bowling on ice type game. LOL I do love so many of the sports the luge and bobsleds are also a favorite.

leigh said...

Your ticker tape quilt looks SO good! If I'm nice enough to help out this year with auctions, I might just do that. And, of course, happy birthday! I hope you have a great week!

leigh said...

sorry - i forgot to say what my favorite sport is in the winter olympics. i just saw the snowboard races the other day for the first time - they were awesome!

shellysquilts said...

Angela, This quilt is Fabulous and Fantastic! Well done! I hope it makes lots and lots of money! Happy sewing!

Tracy T. said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you raise a bunch of money at the auction with your quilt. My new favorite Olympic event is snowboard cross --- the best sport ever! (as I kept tellig my husband last night...) speed, grace, danger, head to head combination - so cool!

Rene' said...

Your ticker tape auction quilt came out lovely!!! I am sure it will fetch a handsome prize.

Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you have a fun day planned as a way to celebrate.

How nice to have a giveaway on your birthday. I love the figure skating, but lately it has been stressing me out...all the falls..ouch!

Becky said...

The quilt is awesome, what a wonderful idea, and it's beautiful!
Happy B'day and Slalom! ♥

Joanna said...

It used to be the figure skating until I went to the Paralympic men's hockey in SLC 2002. That was amazing!!!

Your ticker tape quilt is gorgeous by the way:)

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Your ticker tape quilt turned out fabulous!

MissesStitches said...

What a beautiful quilt! I've made quilts with grade schoolers before, but this idea is fantastic (looks better than mine did, too!).

CitricSugar said...

HOCKEY!!! But I love most of them to tell the truth.

I adore how the ticker tape quilt turned out, especially the layered patches. It's simply wonderful!

Béa said...

WONDERFUL !!!

Linda said...

Happy Belated Birthday, hope you had a great day. Your Ticker Tape Parade quilt is terrific. I'm sure you must be pleased that it's all finished. Hope the auction is a great success.

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I am so behind on everything lately. The ticker tape quilt is amazing and I admire your patience.

Arnden said...

My husband's birthday is the 15th as well. Happy belated B-Day! My favorite winter Olympic sport would have to be Nordic Combined where they ski and shoot.
I really love the way you did smaller squares of the ticker tape. I might do something similar as well. I so want to make a ticker tape quilt.
What a lovely fabric you are sharing!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Well done! it looks fabulous!!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

My favorite winter olympic sport is Figure Skating...ALL of it! They are all graceful and I am always amazed at how they create magic on the ice.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Rebekah said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite auction quilt seen in blogland, by far!

Nichole said...

Wow, your quilt is amazing. I love how each kid got to do their blocks on their own, but it still looks great together. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your quilt. I hope it raises a ton of money for the school. My favorite winter olympic sport is the snowboard cross, but I love watching them all!

Bethany said...

The ticker tape quilt is amazing! I love the idea of having the kids help with the creation. It is great!

amandajean said...

i hope you had a fantastic birthday!

congrats on a beautiful finish. that quilt is amazing. so amazing. i hope it raised a TON of money. good for you for donating all your time and resources.