"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

In the mood for Tartans!

I was out with the MOTH for most of today, so didn't get any work done on the quilt top. But tonight after dinner, I wanted to make a start on my CQJP2012 block for May, as I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet. My theme for this one is "Scotland The Brave", as I have a dozen tartan ties in my ties stash, and thought they would make an interesting change from the usual silk and polyester ties I've been using for these blocks. I had the ties already deconstructed, washed and pressed, so all I needed to do was cut them to the sizes I wanted, and sew them to the foundation fabric. But once I got started I couldn't stop there, so I picked out ric rac, ribbon, and other bits for the embellishment, and laid it all out to see how it looked.
Tomorrow I plan to finish the quilt top, and only then will I feel free to continue working on my May block!


Annie said...

That looks so pretty. You are amazing with that stash of ties!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors!

Linens and Royals said...

Amazing what can be done with ties. I love the tartan theme.

Wendy said...

Very pretty! I love tartan fabric so much! Your collection of silk ties must really be awesome! That is the one thing I don't have in my crazy quilt stash! I may have to start collecting ties now!