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Thread: Necktie Dresden

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    What do you think? I'm really not sure I like it. ::sigh::
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    I love it! I want to do one some day!

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    You did a really nice job putting all those together. I know how difficult it is to see such a variety of fabrics and wonder if it all goes together. In this case, if this is one of many dresdens that will be in a quilt, the background fabric will be what will pull it all together. Depending what you use, I envision a really handsome quilt!

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    It turned out great. That's my plan for my husband's ties too.
    :thumbup:

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    i love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    What do you think? I'm really not sure I like it. ::sigh::
    What's not to like ... I think it's wonderful!

    How long are your spokes?

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    I think it's wonderful. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    What do you think? I'm really not sure I like it. ::sigh::
    What's not to like ... I think it's wonderful!

    How long are your spokes?
    I'm just not diggin' it yet. lol The spoke are 6 1/2" long.

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    what's NOT to like? i think it's pretty neat!

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    Sometimes it's hard to envision the finished project with just one block. I agree that adding the background will make a big difference too, it will help tie it all together....lol. But I do like what you have done so far. It is very bright and I love bright colored things. Keep going and I am sure you will see how beautiful and original it is.

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    It looks nice! have fun finishing it!

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    I'll be honest with you -- I've never seen a necktie quilt before...and thought the idea was crazy but I LOVE this one!!!! Keep going -- I want to see a whole quilt out of it!!! I have a vision of it together with red sashing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
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    I'm just not diggin' it yet. lol The spoke are 6 1/2" long.
    Thanks for the size!

    It could be you aren't falling in love, as you are thinking traditional dresden plate (white background, light prints). Try moving it to a darker background.

    I'm not the best at visualizing possibilities, though I think black would be too much. Maybe a taupe? or a dark grey? even a red? perhaps a batik?

    It'll somewhat depend on how many more colours your other ties are going to bring forward.

    I think it's going to be one beautiful quilt!

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    Love it, love it, love it!

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    You don't get a lot of choice when it is neckties. But I think that center is wonderful and really pulls them all together.

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    I like it ALOT!!! If you don't want it....I'll let you know where to send it.....................I think it's Great!!

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    that is way cool !

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    I love it! If they are ties family members have worn it would be a great 'remember when' quilt...

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    Beautiful! My question would be can you do that using Wonderunder. I want to make one but don't do applique.

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    Looks beautiful to me. I'm sure when you find the right background color, it will really pop out and you will love it. Great job - I love dresden plates.

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    I just did a necktie dresden with all shades of blue (avatar) and I think it's rather boring. I like your's much, much better. But it does need a darker background - I wish I had done the same with mine.

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    Good use of neckties

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    Looks great, the ties are always so colorful.
    Thrift shops always have a lot of ties for sale.
    But can the finished project be washed?

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    I think it is perfect!!!!!!! Add your background and I am sure you will love it!!!

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    I think it's gorgeous!

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