DWMonday ~ Back to the Ties

Remember the tie challenge for my local guild? I got this far and stopped. I haven’t been able to motivate myself to work on it. It’s okay. Just okay. I’d like it better with about 400 blocks, but that’s not going to happen.

I decided to bring the ties back out and see what else I could come up with.

I cut some rectangles of fusible web and applied them to the back of pieces of the ties.

Then I used these dies to cut out leaf shapes.

Time to take the paper off the back.

Then I’ll have a play at the design wall and see where this takes me.

I know I go on about my Accuquilt die cutter, but I really do love it. When I got it, it seemed such a luxury and I felt a bit guilty spending that much on it. The cutter and dies are not cheap! After all the issues with carpal tunnel, it now feels like a necessity. I have the Studio cutter and it allows me to keep cutting when I can’t use scissors or my rotary cutter for long.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to DWMonday ~ Back to the Ties

  1. Wahoo….How smart are you!!!!

  2. It looks pretty daunting to me. I don’t like working with silk. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  3. Will be fun to see where this takes you. I like the first quilt, and I’m curious to see what you’ll do with the orange peels.

  4. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    I like the first use that you show using the ties. What a good idea. I too would want it with many more blocks. I can see that the rounded shapes would make a good quilt too. Maybe you can do one of the quilts for the challenge. Then continue to purchase ties at the thrift shops and make a bigger version of the remaining design.

  5. Jayne says:

    I admire the fact that you made anything with ties to begin with, and then to pull them out for a second go around! I think you might be on to something great with the leaf shapes!

  6. Ramona says:

    The ties really look good in your design. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the petals.

  7. Anita Segers says:

    The ties are ugly…but you turned them into something pretty!😊

    Sent from my iPad

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