Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vintage Necktie Bicycle Seat Cover

Vintage Necktie Bicycle Seat Cover
As you know, I've been having fun with all these vintage neckties that I inherited from my Great Aunt Jean.  Over the weekend I decided I'd try and sell my 1978ish Peugeot Grand Sport 10 speed but the seat was a little chewed up.   I began to research ways to make a cover myself and  I found this video ....the rest is history! 
 Here is what I made!

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Design Wall Monday

Here are pictures of the blocks I am making for a quilt for P & B Textiles with their gorgeous new line called New Traditions.

Windblown Squares

I'm also excited to post this sneak peek of my quilt Windblown Squares that will be featured in the upcoming Oct/Nov 2012 issue of The Quilter Magazine.  I designed and pieced this quilt and my twin sister Barbara Hanni did the machine quilting.  It was a fun collaboration, I can't wait to see the magazine in person!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Fun With all These Crazy Neckties

Doggie Neckties

With all these neckties I have inherited I've had fun finding ways to use them up.  Neckties are so long that you really have two ties in one, a big end and a little end.  I have cut off the little end to the "right" length for the dog and then added an inch or so to account for the distance around the collar.  I then just zig- zagged across and put in a couple of darts on either side to make it look like it has been knotted.  Super easy, quick and fun!  What else can I make with almost 200 vintage neckties?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sailboat Quilt

Sailboat Quilt

Here is a commissioned quilt for a sick sailor.  His daughter and I came up with this simple design and I had a good time fancying it up with the quilting.