Thursday, July 10, 2008

More Quilting Inspiration

Cauchy09 had, from what I can tell, several hundred neckties that had belonged to her dad.
She decided to incorporate them into quilts.

At one point she randomly decided that 3.25" x 7" rectangles would be the appropriate size, so this limited her design options
the prepared silks

She decided upon this gorgeous rail fence pattern, done in quadrants of like colors
Dad's Charm: a wide view
(click on image to enlarge)

She still had lots of ties left over, so she made another quilt top, this one an experiment in color and random placement
Second Silk Study: fuller view
Another view here.

Vegan Vice made this amazing crazy quilt

Sometimes I see items on ebay or elsewhere that inspire me.
This quilt was up on ebay
detail of necktie quilt
The description read: "This is such a beautiful Vintage Patchwork quilt made from old ties. It's in good condition !!!! This is very collectable!! I found this at an estate sale in Pennsylvannia.
This is so gorgeous and measures 72"x68" inches."


Another one from ebay, this one more like folk art...just random, like a string quilt
ties quilt

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