Good Morning to you! It is Scrap Happy time again:). I always look forward to linking up with Kate over at Tall Tales from Chiconia each month.
This month’s project is one that I actually feel guilty about. My sister-in-law’s father passed away back in 2015. She gave me his ties and asked if I could make a quilt from them for her.
I carefully deconstructed them, lightly pressed them and placed them in a box to work on after Christmas presents and wedding preparations, and then more quilts, and then they just kind of got forgotten. I feel so bad!
I was cleaning through things and looked in the box, and uh oh! I knew that now was the time. No more waiting for this one!
- I took the piles of deconstructed ties and cut them into 1.5″ to 2.5″ strips. I didn’t care how many. I just cut until I had cut the whole tie.
- I cut 30 – 8.5″ Scrap fabric from some of my sub quality fabrics. They really do make great stabilizers!
- I started sewing strips from the center corner out on both sides. I didn’t care at all about what width of strip I was using.
- When I was finished sewing strips to a block, the whole base was covered as in the top left photo.
- I turned the block over and trimmed the block nice and square.
- I then sewed around the edges to keep the ties from shifting.
- Next I cut 36- 2.5″x8.5″ strips from a complimentary brown fabric (manly of course!)
- Then I laid out my blocks going in opposite directions. A beautiful diamond design magically appeared!
- I labeled each row with tape to make sewing the rows easier. I could easily take them all piled together by row to my sewing machine and not get mixed up as I sewed along:)
- I measured the length of the strips and cut 7 more 2.5″ strips that length and sewed the quilt together.
Here it is all pieced and ready for quilting.