Sunday, September 8, 2019

Monday Making

I was recently hired to make a memory quilt using ties.
This is the result of  many hours.

To make a tie quilt you first need to clean the ties.
Then you need to disassemble the ties.
Then you need to Press the ties.
Then you need to cut the ties into pieces.

Once that is all done.
You can BEGIN.
:)

I used a thin foundation for the log cabin blocks.

Since there is a foundation this quilt is on the heavy side.
(sorry I didn't get a photo of the quilt after it was quilted)

Next time I will know SO MANY things
I didn't know when I began.

Isn't that how we learn??


What are YOU learning or making this week??




25 comments:

  1. You've done an excellent job with the ties, very pretty.

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  2. The necktie quilt is great, Beth -- all those red/black ties from one person? How large are the blocks? Yes, processing ties is time consuming. I learned early on to hand wash them and hang them to dry.

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    1. Handwashing is the best way, I think. And yes, hanging them to dry works as well. You sound like you know what you're doing. :)

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  3. Wow, that's a lot of red ties! It's a gorgeous quilt.

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  4. This is great and first I thought it was men's shirts. Having men's ties around must be common as I too have a bin of Hubby's from his work world that I keep thinking I should do something with. Have you seen where someone made a stripey ottoman out of ties...it was quite remarkable.

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    1. Yes...I did some research and have seen so many wonderful quilts and other items!

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  5. I love the colors in the tie quilt. Yikes. You went to a lot of work for this quilt. But it is gorgeous.

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  6. That quilt is gorgeous! Have never been asked to make a necktie quilt, thankfully!

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    1. I think that the next time I make a tie quilt, I will not add batting. It would be so much better as a summer spread.

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  7. That is one gorgeous tie quilt - well done!!

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  8. Wow...I am totally impressed....lovely...did I mention I love it!!!

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  9. Your many uses of ties are amazing and beautiful. It is obvious that the silky texture takes extra care to sew with. But the results are outstanding. You could write a book!

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    1. Thank you for your vote of confidence, Debbie!

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  10. You've done a fantastic job on this one. I love the result. Congratulations.

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  11. My goodness, what an extraordinary quilt! You are a brave one to tackle this commissioned project. Lots of meaning to the owner.

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  12. What a beautiful quilt made with ties - so rich and yet scrappy - pleasing to my eyes.

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  13. Beautiful.
    How many ties did it take?
    You are inspiring, but it must be hard to make.

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    1. That is a very good question. I'm sorry I didn't count them! I am not a numbers girl. :)

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  14. Did I say congrats on the new grandbabies? If not, congrats. I love your quilt, so much texture.

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  15. WOW!! That is an amazing quilt - and the memories with each tie!! They will be sitting there for hours talking about their loved one!

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