2004 Graduation gifts
Both blankets are made using a sew and flip crazy quilt method. They are made with manageable sized pieces and them put together with a quilt-as-you-go technique. I used mostly fabrics I got in a box of fabric scraps I bought at a garage sale and old jeans.
(1) Neil's quilt - Neil's grandfather was getting rid of some old ties and as Neil knew I liked using old ties he brought me a bag full. I had already started making this blanket for him and decided to incorporate some of the ties into the blanket. He didn't know when he brought the ties that I was making this for him.
(2) Vanessa's quilt - I added an old curtain to the mix of fabric from the garage sale and did four fans in the centre to create a circular focal point.
This queen sized quilt is made with men's neckties. Believe it or not, there are only 28 ties used.
Learning a new technique. I took a class at Carellan Sewing Centre.