Friday, October 21, 2016

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Progress!!


Hi, all!

Welcome to another Friday!!  It's been a long week but the end is here, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Have cooler temperatures put you in the mood for creating wonderful treasures?  I keep hoping it will get cooler here, and it's supposed to this weekend, but it was 92 here yesterday - so I've been staying inside and trying to keep cool!!  But I have something to share today, so let's get started!

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As you may have seen earlier on the blog, I've been working on a memory quilt for a man using his father's old ties.  


It takes a lot of time to take all those ties apart and cut them into usable pieces.  These ties were silk, silk/poly blend, and polyester.


One hundred simple string blocks!  There is a kite-shaped piece of dark quilting cotton in the center diagonally from corner to corner, and then strings of different widths are applied on either side of the centerpiece.  The blocks are then trimmed up to 6.5".

Assembling the quilt goes a lot faster than making the blocks!  I put this top together in a few hours spread over two afternoons...             



 It was just a little bit windy....


...but I did get some pretty close-ups...



I love the way all the tie prints play together!


The varied colors give the diamonds a lot of depth, don't they?


And one more shot, just because it's pretty!

I'll be quilting this one over the weekend - I can't wait to give it to the man who commissioned it for his mother!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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And it's also time for another stop on the Artisan blog tour!  Today's blog is Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts and my-oh-my does she have a beautiful thing for you to drool over!  Here's just a tiny peek at her creation...


Isn't that gorgeous?  You really must hop over and check out the whole thing!  She's having a giveaway of some great Kaffe fabrics, too, so be sure and throw your name in the hat!

And be sure to come by here next Friday, when it will be MY TURN!!  I'm so excited - it's also my birthday weekend, and I'll be doing a little celebrating and some giveaways too!!  I've got lots of beautiful things to share with you, and maybe even a tutorial or two!  See you then!!

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And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?


What's making you dance a little happy dance?

Share - we want to dance right along with you - 
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah

24 comments:

  1. Here's a Whoop Whoop for you, Sarah! I think that tie quilt is just fabulous. I love how the black sets off the brights of the ties. Bright, beautiful, fun.

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  2. Beautifully done my dear - your commissioner should be very pleased with this one.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt, made of neck ties. I love it!

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  4. Oh Sarah, it's a lovely memory quilt, you made such a good job of it. Not easy to make with those fabrics too. I'm definitely Whooping for you.

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  5. A true tribute, a labour of love, different fabrics together is not easy sewing or joining, and a wonderful pattern to combine them, " A Blowin' in the Wind" fits your quilt so well.

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  6. Awesome remembrance quilt. You did an amazing job.

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  7. Your quilt top is gorgeous!! This will be such a wonderful gift! Love it!!

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  8. love how that Tie quilt turned out - is that washable?

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  9. Those ties are wonderful fun!! So glad I had a finish to whoop about this week!!

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  10. That memory quilt is gorgeous! A terrific use of the ties, and their shape - well done!

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  11. Love your ties quilt! First time linking up here - so many beautiful projects to enjoy :)

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  12. Oh Sarah, your tie quilt is amazing! I love the black diamond with the different ties. The black really helps the colors of the ties shine. Did you use paper foundations to make the blocks? Gorgeous!

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  13. What a beautiful way to put together the ties! I love the quilt top and I'm sure it's going to be a treasured quilt.

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  14. Looks great. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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  15. definitely the most beautiful tie quilt I've ever seen!

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  16. Sarah the tie quilt is great. So many memories in that quilt.

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  17. What an amazing quilt. The love you have put into it is so evident. Really beautiful!

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  18. That's a great pattern to use with the ties and your quilt top looks great! I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It will undoubetly be so very much appreciated. And it will be fabulously beautiful.

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  19. Wow!!! What a great quilt! Can't wait to see it all quilted up. Just love how you did it.

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  20. You do such amazing work! I love the tie quilt. I'll have to check out your other posts about it. Karen

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  21. Your Tie quilt is amazing!! Makes me wish I had my grandpas ties to do that with!!

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  22. Just love your tie quilt. How clever to use the black in the centre to make stars.

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  23. I am IN LOVE with your neckties quilt! Who would have thought that you could even DO that!! So fantasticly creative! I'm sorry I missed the link-up, maybe next week, if I pay better attention, ha. =D

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