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Thread: Finished the Celtic Knot Wall Hanging

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    I finally finished a wall hanging which will be a wedding gift. I got the idea from a posting on this board...Thanks to the lady (forgot her name) who inspired me! The couple are Irish and Cuban and will feature Guinness beer and cigars at their reception. I wasn't able to find cigar/beer fabric so used men's ties instead. This is my fist attempt at FMQ and I will definitely be doing it again.

    So what do you think? I hope they like it! Patt
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    That's wonderful work. Where did you use the neckties?

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    The cigar fabric (1st border) is made of silk ties. The darker outer border is made of polyester ties with a Guinness fabric. Also did a sleeve on the back using the cigar tie.
    Patt

    Just realized the picture of the wall hanging is upside down. I've deleted it and added it back in but I cannot correct it. Sorry!

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    Wow! Very pretty! Nice work! :)

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    Wow! and great job stippling it too! wish mine looked that good!
    how did ya like working with the silk? never tried that before. i have picked up a few ties i just loved at a second hand shop..with no plans in mind for them..just loved them!

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    I used a web fusing which I lightly ironed on the back of the silk (which I had roughly cut to size). Since the ties are bias cut, it is really easy to stretch it out of shape. The fusing material really helped a lot. HTH! Thanks for the kind words on the stippling. I have wanted to try it forever but was afraid of doing it on a big piece. This was a great size for my first attempt. Will definitely do it as it really adds a lot to the elegance of the wall hanging.
    Patt

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    Quote Originally Posted by psquared52
    I used a web fusing which I lightly ironed on the back of the silk (which I had roughly cut to size). Since the ties are bias cut, it is really easy to stretch it out of shape. The fusing material really helped a lot. HTH! Patt
    thanks! i just bought a bolt of the fusable stabilizer with my 60% off coupon (the scratch off from last week).
    i use it for t-shirt quilts..i just may have to do a practice run on one of the ties! if i can cut it..gasp!

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    I absolutely love it! I wish to make something Celtic as time goes by... I love this pattern, did you have a pattern or just created it yourself?

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    I got the pattern (True Lover's Knot) from a book called "Celtic Quilts" by Beth Ann Williams. It was SO easy to do! This is only my second attempt at this so you know it's not terribly hard. The real trick is using a fusible bias tape maker made by Clover. You feed both a narrow fabric and a narrow fusible strip thru the tape maker and iron it as it is formed. Then you iron the tubing into the design, which I traced from the book. I used a sheet of parchment paper in between so the pattern was easy to see. Sewed it in place with monofilament. It was really fun!

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    Beautiful piece.

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    If the recipients don't like it; this Irish family will LOL

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    fun gift for them! Good work!

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    And do you drink Guinness and smoke cigars? Ha Ha...

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    really pretty!

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    It's beautiful! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful wall hanging and your stippling is fabulous. Great job, will be looking forward to more.

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    Love your Celtic Knot

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    An especially nice comment, considering where you live! Thanks!!

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    I love your Celtic Know. You know, I was just wondering the other day what stippling was. Ya' learn somethin' every day :)

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    You are amazing. This is your first try at stippling. You are a natural. Love this wallhanging. Very chic!

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    Your Celtic Knot is beautiful. Wish I could do that. Lol

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    LOVELY!

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    Just one word. WOW.

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    WOW I love it! Great job.

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    Beautiful!

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