May 16, 2024

Ticker Tape Heart Block Challenge

You're invited to join a 3 day block challenge! From May 31-June 2, dig into your favourite scraps to make a Ticker Tape Heart block with the free pattern and daily emails to walk you through each step. These blocks are so much fun to make!
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Register here for the challenge


The Ticker Tape Heart block is a combination of piecing and applique. The piecing goes together pretty quickly (that's day one!), then comes the fun of playing with your scraps to find the perfect pieces to applique to fill in the heart (day two) and stitching them down to secure them (day three).

I couldn't decide what colour heart to make while preparing for the block challenge, so I made a rainbow of them! These 9 blocks are perfect for a baby quilt, with the addition of some 2" sashing and a 4" border.
Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com
My Mother's Day flowers made good photo props!

Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com

To fussy cut, or not to fussy cut, that is the question!


Once the hearts were pieced, I started digging through my various scrap boxes to cut the applique pieces. It was fun to see what scraps I had that could be fussy cut to add an extra element of surprise to the block.

I particularly like this little snowflake.
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And these flowers.
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Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com
And these clouds.
Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com
Fussy cutting isn't usually my thing, but it was fun to do just a little of it for these blocks. If it's not your thing, either, you can totally skip it. Most of my pieces aren't fussy cut, as you can tell from the other pieces in these pictures.
Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com

What can you do with your Ticker Tape Heart block?


The first time I made Ticker Tape Heart blocks, in January 2022, I added a border to one block, to make a mini quilt. The instructions for this mini quilt are included in the pattern you'll receive on day one of the challenge.
Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com
I also made a table runner with three blocks, and those instructions are included in the pattern, too.
Ticker Tape Heart block challenge | DevotedQuilter.com
And as I've already mentioned, this time around I've made 9 blocks for a baby quilt. You decide if you want to make just one block so you can join in the fun or if you really want to play with your scraps and make enough for a throw quilt, or anything in between. Whatever you decide, I can't wait to see your Ticker Tape Heart block(s)!

Join the challenge here

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