John ( the person I am making these for) sent me 230 ties and asked if I could make 3 wall hanging from those many many coloured neckties. The 1st one, he had asked for many different colours and in some kind of a circle. I made 2 circles of ties with light coloured ties on the outside of those 2 circles. It kinda looked like a big flower. The 2nd one is the lighthouse one.
It has 2 inch strips going across, with the boat, lighthouse, trees, path and island with small lighthouse all made from ties. The seagulls and rope from the boat to the "playbuoy" are made from thread.
"Playbuoy" - did you catch that? So clever! The quilt is totally amazing, especially when you consider that neckties are made from slippery material cut on the bias, yielding fabric with a mind of its own. John has seen bits and pieces during the construction but has yet to see the finished piece. He will be floored! Here is Tina holding up her creative masterpiece.
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