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« on: June 25, 2011 02:57:54 PM »


I made this quilt from thrifted Men's Ties and Shirts. I also found a length of chambray at the thrift store, so it is thrifted but for thread and batting.

Close up of the blocks.

Working with ties is a whole different ballgame than working with new quilting cottons. They are cut on the bias and every fabric wants to do it's own thing...wrestling them into submission is an art all to itself!


Quilting detail

I quilted it mostly in the ditch, thinking this would empasize the pieces and not detract from the fabrics.

If you like this, consider voting for my quilt on the http://quiltinggallery.com/2011/06/24/vote-now-quilts-for-fathers-2/#comments...they are having a contest...with a Quilts for Fathers theme Smiley and I'd love to be a winner Wink

Thanks for looking (and C&C always accepted!)!
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011 03:29:37 PM »

This is an amazing piece of work, beautiful and well made. I think you made a wise choice, quilting in the ditch.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011 03:33:16 PM »

What a fabulous idea. Great use of ties. I love all the colors and patterns together.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011 03:48:38 PM »

Great idea. It looks fantastic.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011 03:50:03 PM »

What a beautiful piece of art you have created! (I voted!  Grin)
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011 06:06:33 PM »

stunning! What a great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011 07:45:32 PM »

Very impressive.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011 04:18:10 PM »

Beautiful quilt!  What an interesting item you used to make it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2011 08:36:31 PM »

I love these type of quilts. Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011 11:53:25 AM »

I love this quilt. Such a terrific use of recycled items!!!!
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