Finish It Up Friday ~ The Tie Quilt

A friend of mine recently contacted me and asked if I would quilt a quilt for her made from men’s ties. Hmmm….that ‘s a new one for me! She gave me a few tie scraps so I could practice a bit and get the tension right. The entire quilt is not made from ties, just parts of these blocks: 
The red print fabric is vintage and came from her mother’s stash. The border looks like a batik. I just love how these varied fabrics came together! I used continuous curve quilting in the blocks. The smallest pieces I did freehand, the larger bits I used templates to get a nice curve. I  used navy thread in the navy border, red in the “chains”, and khaki in the blocks and background. This took a lot longer than it would have had I used the same thread throughout, but I think it looks best.
 Here is a peek at it laying on my guest bed.

She will be gifting this beautiful quilt to her Bible Study leader. Lucky girl!


Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict,   Sew Can SheQuilt Matters, A Quilted Passion

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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18 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ The Tie Quilt

  1. This quilt looks amazing -very clever use of the ties and you’ve quilted it beautifully 🙂

  2. Chantal says:

    Congrats on this beautiful finish. Love the quilting design and the use of ties. Smart! ;^)

  3. Wow, that’s a spectacular quilt. And your fabulous quilting is the icing on the cake.

  4. Sandi says:

    It’s gorgeous! Hugs,

  5. lois92346 says:

    It’s fabulous and quite the challenge to quilt, I’m sure. You did an amazing job, Katy. It’s wonderful.

  6. Awesome quilt and awesome quilting!

  7. YANICKA says:

    Such a great idea

  8. Jennifer says:

    The quilt is amazing as is your quilting.

  9. What a lovely quilt and lovely quilting!! Did you keep the same thread in the bobbin even when you changed on top?

  10. TAMMY L STACK says:

    This is really nice!

  11. Val W says:

    What a fabulous result! I’m sure everyone will be thrilled. Plus you experienced the joy of trying something new – and succeeding!

  12. Terri Bertalan says:

    Beautiful quilt and you sure succeeding in adding more beauty to this quilt. The recipient will truly feel all the love that went into making this quilt.

  13. anudge says:

    A great repurposing of the ties. Beautiful quilt; beautiful quilting.

  14. Lucky girl indeed! Your quilting is the perfect touch, Katy!

  15. Patti says:

    I’ve always liked the idea of a memorial tie quilt but this is the first pattern I love for this kind of quilt. Your quilting does complement it well.

  16. Zenia Rene says:

    What a lovely make and fabulous quilting. Kudos!

  17. Judy in MO says:

    Great quilt and I love the pattern. Did you interface the tie fabric or use as it was?

  18. Laura Reavis says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! What is the name of the block you used? I am collecting ties to make a quilt and have been searching for pattern ideas. Your quilt is stunning!!

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