I finished the block using the neck ties. I LOVE it! Now to decide quilting and get it finished into a pillow.
The inspiration was from a pillow I found on Pinterest. Posted by lrstitched.com. Her block and post can be found HERE The pattern was from a New York Beauty Quilt Along Block 5 from sewsweetness.com The block can be found HERE As you will see I made my center plain like Lindsey Rhodes did of lrstitched. Love her colors but I’m thrilled with how the ties look in this New York Beauty Block.
#1 – Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas. (HOWEVER, please be sure to find the source of the photo and give credit where credit is due!)
I manage to go through a lot of thread! Do you? A trick I’ve done for years is to make sure the thread label stays on the spool. (Yes, the photo is Coat and Clark. I still use it for a lot of my piecing. I’ve heard pros and cons for all threads out there. So, no judgements here!) Back to my trick. Use a pen to punch the label into the hole of the spool. Then the label stays on the spool and you can keep track of type, color, weight, etc!!
#2 – Use a pen to punch hole into spool.