Monday, November 23, 2009

Tie Clock!

I love it when readers send me links!
Heather (no blog link given) gave me a heads up about this fun clock by Candian Design Resource.
There are so many great ideas out there!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Circular Quilt

Karen, of Quilt Luver, sent me a photo of another quilt she posted about previously.
This quilt (more like a wall hanging) was at a show in Durand, Michigan.
No information is available about the creator.
It's fun to see the different variations of patterns that people choose with ties.
This round pattern is popular in rugs too.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Bowtie Quilt Pattern

I would credit the quilt maker if I knew more information, but this image is shared from another blog, in a post about the Kalamazoo Quilt Show.
Thanks to Quilt Luver for her post, and Amy for giving me the heads up.

I've seen other necktie quilts made in the bowtie pattern, but I really like the design in this one.
Note the fringe of ties at the lower edge.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

No-sew Wreath idea

Michaels is having a contest for making a do-it-yourself holiday project.
Winners can receive $100 gift certificates to Michaels stores, with the grand prize a trip to New York to see the Martha Stewart show.

I was on the Michaels website looking through the gallery, and this necktie wreath, submitted by Katie W. of Decatur, Georgia, caught my eye.
No sewing is required.

Project Description:
Dad's old neckties can be beautifully transformed into this timeless family treasure!

One foam wreath form (sizes vary)
Sewing or floral stick pins
One necktie for every inch your wreath measures, plus one extra (ie: if your wreath is 14", you'll need 15 ties)

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