Thursday, August 6, 2009

Necktie Quilt

I came home just in time to catch the last day of the County Fair and see the wide variety of quilts on display. The new needlework superintendent did a fabulous job of hanging the quilts so they could be admired and examined closely.
By now, my readers know that I love to recycle, and the first quilt I saw was made entirely out of men's neckties.

Check out the way the quilter used the ties in the blocks. The construction of the 7 - 8 inch blocks is similar to Heart Strings blocks.

Note the labels on the blocks, too.

This quilt illustrates that even the humble necktie can be turned into a work of art. I have been collecting silk neckties for a few years, and I think I have enough to make a quilt.

7 comments:

  1. I'm excited to see what you do with your ties. I got a box of stuff at an auction with blocks made in a crazy quilt syle with topstitched embroidery on the seams. There was a Christmas stocking started in the same style.

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  2. This quilt truly represents what quilting is at it's roots. I love it.

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  3. Wow! I am always amazed at how creative people can be!!

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  4. Wow, that is so neat!! How creative!

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  5. This just goes to show that almost anything can be repurposed!I don't know if you or any of your readers ever get prescription meds in a long blue plastic box, instead of a bottle. My hubby gets 2 a month. A lady on a blog I read took those ugly blue boxes and made the prettiest box to hold a scripture card! There are really some creative people around.
    Blessings, Sarita

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  6. I think this is a great idea I have lots of lots of neckties that maybe my husband will not mind me making something of. Lovely!

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  7. I've got a pile of neckties with the plan of doing something with them, but haven't even begun the time-consuming job of taking them apart! What you've shown is gorgeous.

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