I watch in fascination, as all the Ticker Tape quilts emerge on Flickr.....beautiful as they are, gluing down and sewing around all those tiny pieces.....it's just not going to happen, I'm way to lazy. The what if factor has a way of kicking in at this point. First of all forget the glue thing and use bigger pieces. Then the biggest time saver of all, stitch the majority of the pieces, in straight lines...continue stitching on the back ground fabric between the pieces, rather than stitching around each piece.
I drew a few lines to keep things a little straight. I am going to use a zig zag stitch to sew the pieces down. A pin or two seems to be sufficient....as I will be using a walking foot
I am stitching through all the layers at same time. As you can see, I am stitching all the raw edges down with a zig zag stitch, but I am just crossing right over, to each piece, instead of going around each piece.
I then added some straight quilting lines.