I've said before how I live in the sticks. I do. I really do. But the weirdest thing.
On my street, on someones private property, is a Ferris wheel. Just sitting there.
I pass it each and every time I leave my house. And I look at it each of those times. And always end up wondering why it's there and creating little scenes in my head of it spinning round and round and balloons and cotton candy and tents and flags and . . . you get the idea.
Well, Round 9 of the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along over on Flickr is the ticker tape quilt made famous by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts. Dee had been planning on teaching us how to make a ticker tape quilt for several months now and for all this time an idea of a Ferris wheel ticker tape quilt has been percolating in my brain.
I used free motion quilting to attach each fabric scrap.
And even used quilting to make the wheel and spokes of the Ferris wheel itself.
The black spokes aren't so pretty on the back side of the quilt but I can live with that since this is more of a wall hanging type quilt than a lay-on-the-couch-and-try-to-snuggle-under-it kind of quilt. So, no one will see the back anyway.
Ah. I love it when something in my mind turns out just as I'd imagined it in fabric.