Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Remarkable Necktie Quilts


Ellen Holen made the quilt shown above during the Depression using her son's neckties.

The quilt top shown below was made by the members of "13th Street Studio" using silk scraps from a necktie factory. They made the top in one afternoon, then donated the finished quilt to a charity fundraiser. So beautiful.



This woven necktie quilt is the work of Renay Martin. Pretty clever!

5 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

All beautiful. Thanks!

FabricFascination said...

Very cool quilts. I have some unused scraps of tie material from a tie factory that someday will be a bag, or a quilt. This is inspiring to me.

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

I saved a few of my dad's ties, but my brothers and nephews took the good ones. I've been thinking about making Dresden pillows.

Pamela said...

Here's the necktie quilt I finished this year: http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/2011/09/taming-beast.html

I don't know if I'd do a whole quilt again, but pillows would be a good project!

Helen said...

Received over fifty ties from a friend and want to make a little quilt for him. Love the way those tops look.