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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Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Barb, I have greatly enjoyed looking at all these photos - it is such great eye candy! Have you visited my blog recently? I posted some photos of a Quilt and Craft Fair I went to last week and one of the quilts was made of ties. I thought of you immediately and took a photo of it
just to post on my blog!

July 31, 2008 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Ilix said...

Oh my goodness.. those are beautiful! I love these quilts. What a great inspiration, I have been meaning to recycle some old fabrics from shirts, pants and other non-used items into quilts.
Now I will be on the lok out for old ties to do the same with!

November 15, 2008 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Summer said...

These are gorgeous. Could be an inexpensive way to get silk, too!

December 11, 2008 at 11:46 PM  

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