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Monday, 20 February 2012

All Tied Up!

This has got to be one of the most creative uses for old neckties that I've ever seen. These pictures came from Tina Crowell, one of the quilters from Shelburne who travels up for Fibre Arts Festival each October. Last year Tina made it to the front page of our Amherst Daily News while she was here, interviewed about her participation in our festival. Tina writes this about her necktie quilt:
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.
Please click the word "comment" below to leave your kind words for Tina and her quilt, or feel free to email me privately and I will make sure Tina gets your notes. Way to go, Tina!

14 comments:

  1. That is incredible - I love it!!! Such talent and so creative. I would love to see the circular one as well! Thank you for sharing with us Tina and Karen!

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  2. What a great use for ties! And that quilt is lovely.

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  3. Wow! Now that's creative. Very unique Tina. You've taken old ties to a new level. Great job!

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  4. Oh Tina..now that you are becoming famous I hope you will still be my friend! So glad that you are able to show this to so many others through Karen's blog. It sure is a nice job!!
    Sheila

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  5. 230 neckties!! What a great use for them. Well done, Tina!

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  6. way to go Tina. Thanks for sharing your creation with us. One of your stitchn'friends

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  7. Tina, always amazed at your work. This one is fantastic.

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  8. Tina, that's wonderful! Certainly the best and most creative use of men's ties I have ever seen.

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  9. Wow!! Amazing. I did a crazy quilt wall hanging (smaller than hers) using old ties and it really is a challenge to work with them. I'm very impressed and would love to have seen the circular one. Nice work Tina.
    Bernie

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  10. Howdy! I wanted to tell how much I really enjoy reading your blog. You are sew very talented and I am honoring you with the Versatile Blogger award!

    http://sarahdidit.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger.html

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  11. Hi Tina, I am seeing your quilt from Germany. It is beautiful.
    Marija

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  12. So darned clever, indeed!! I'm very impressed with the talent and genius shown here!!

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