I used my late father in law's ties. Sailors Delight paper piecing
although m versions is a little different. perhaps its meant to be as father in law was in the Army during WWII.
Q&A with Caraline2
Peggy Martin asked:
That is so wonderful that you used your father-in-law's ties in your project! It is really beautiful and so special. I love the prairie points around the edges, too. One tip that may help in the future when working with ties or other silks - many people will stabilize the silk by ironing a lightweight or featherweight fusible interfacing to the back before cutting and sewing, to help prevent stretching and other problems.
oh yes thank you for the reminder. I did this with another one I did, but as it was so stiff, it was hard to put through the machine and hasnt been finished yet, I used fusible web with calico, so you can imagine it being very bulky. Perhaps its time to finish it and get it out of my way. I am just about to complete the dream weaver with ties too. but I am thinking as it will be a cushion too. that the octagon shape will stay. I used the blades of the dresden plate to do the points, although I could have used prairie points, find them a fiddle. well either way it was a fiddle. I have also got the dresden plate in mind for another tie one too. as I can us up the scraps. and thank you for your kind thoughts. We didnt have a good relationship, but my girls did, and really thats is all that counts.
patz in suffolk asked:
What a brilliant idea! I showed my husband and he said he would go and lock up his ties in case I got inspired by you! Seriously though - what a lovely way of remembering your father-in-law. Excellent paper piecing too!
oh no, poor man. just tell him you are just waiting and waiting and waiting. hehehehe. As you will see with my response to Peggy, that we didnt have a good relationship. but it was my way for my girls to have something he had and i made. being special to them.