Tied Cushion no 3

What you will need

  • This time I used wool Ties. Also used freezer paper to make sure they were exact because cutting then with scissors was not only time consuming
  • but wonky. I cannot cut straight with scissors no matter how hard I concentrate
  • While this isnt paper piecing
  • it is a dresden plate
  • Only the third time I have made it and each time it works perfectly no unnecessary stretching to make it fit
  • it just does. It looks difficult but its very easy as long as you use the correct template. found in BOM 2012. One tip I found that tacking your ends when you do the top of the blades ensures that when you pull them through they wont come undone
  • as oops I forgot a couple and had to return to the machine. might as well make it right the first time. I have given this one to my husband
  • as he like it so much. Was really meant for my daughter. oh well there is just about enough Ties to make another one perhaps a different pattern....paper piecing

Q&A with Caraline2

Pam NZ asked:
Gosh the wool ties make a very handsome dresden... very effective Caraline! Grandad must have had a splendid collection of ties! BTW hi from a fellow Dnite ;-)
Caraline2 answered:
oh are you in dunedin or a former???? and hello to you too. Yes he was a man about town, off the farm he was in everything and had to be dressed proper. and thanks for your comment, Im in the process of making another one, cut out sewn together just have to buy the fabric for the cushion....this one for his youngest grand daughter
patz in suffolk asked:
Brilliant! Thank you for the tip about the tips of the blades. I really do think this is a beautiful cushion.
Caraline2 answered:
thanks Patricia. Ive put together another one, although not sewn to the cushion yet. Every dreden plate Ive made has been perfect.
Peggy Martin asked:
Thanks for sharing your wool-ties Dresden Plate - those wools have such rich colors - really beautiful! It looks like you are having a great time with all those ties!
Caraline2 answered:
thank you Peggy, but there is more......
ChristmasEv asked:
Beautiful cushion...and a lovely way to remember a loved one
Caraline2 answered:
thank you, enjoyed the challenge

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