as a PDF here. Having given mine away I had to come up with a plan to do my own ticker tape project!
The first step is to draw an outline on your background fabric of the shape you want to fill in. Then hand stitch along that line with perle cotton to give yourself an outline to work with.
I chose the first image to work with from Silhouettes by Lena and used that as a basis to complete my design. If the image is not in the public domain you may have to ask the copyright holder for permission to use their image for your work.
It got a bit messy with lots of bits and pieces on the floor but I really enjoyed the process and trying to fit all the pieces together like a jigsaw.
I did try to use fabric colours guided my Wilbur's own colouring. He is a tri-colour Basset so he has black, white and a beautiful reddy brown coat. I used blue for the black areas, white and pink and mustard for the red/brown areas.
Even though I like the shades of pink, maybe that might be a colour choice I would change going forward as G commented that it reminded him of the butchers diagrams showing the various cuts of meat you can get. Wilbur and I are ignoring that comment! So ploughing ahead the final layout was like this!
I tried both fabric glue and fusible tape and the tape was the easiest. I have since bought Roxannes Basting Glue and have had great success with it so I would probably use that next time instead!
Finally when all the pieces are secured, quilt to finish! I used a wavy line just like the elephant project that inspired all this in the first place. When washed it gives amazing texture!
So there you have it - Ticker Tape Wilbur! I hope you are tempted to try your own ticker tape silhouette project. If you do I'd love to see it!
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