Don't you just love a quilt design where there are no rules! I hadn't come across ticker tape quilts until recently and I can't believe what fun they are to make. They are a great way to use up small strips of fabric from your stash and I'm sure that they were orginally intended for strips only - hence the ticker tape name. But in fact they have now become a great way to use up all scraps of any size or shape.
Keep adding patches, sewing each one in place before you move on. Leave a good 1/2" or so around the edge for sewing the blocks together. The patches don't have to be squares or rectangles. Leave enough white fabric showing between the patches, somewhere around 1/4" but that can vary. The main focus of these ticker tape quilts is keeping it irregular, so it's good to vary the amount of white showing and try not to have rows and columns - just varied sizes.
To sew the blocks together I placed them with right sides together and sewed the top fabrics together, then trimmed the batting to lie flat between the blocks, turned under a small hem in one of the backing fabric edges and sewed it down over the other backing fabric.
I stopped after just the two ticker tape quilt blocks and added quilt binding once I had sewn the blocks together. I'm not sure now where I'll put it, but I really love how bright and cheerful it looks.
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