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!
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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!!
Great quilt and I love the pattern. Did you interface the tie fabric or use as it was?
What a lovely make and fabulous quilting. Kudos!
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.
Lucky girl indeed! Your quilting is the perfect touch, Katy!
A great repurposing of the ties. Beautiful quilt; beautiful quilting.
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.
What a fabulous result! I’m sure everyone will be thrilled. Plus you experienced the joy of trying something new – and succeeding!
This is really nice!
What a lovely quilt and lovely quilting!! Did you keep the same thread in the bobbin even when you changed on top?
The quilt is amazing as is your quilting.
Such a great idea
Awesome quilt and awesome quilting!
It’s fabulous and quite the challenge to quilt, I’m sure. You did an amazing job, Katy. It’s wonderful.
It’s gorgeous! Hugs,
Wow, that’s a spectacular quilt. And your fabulous quilting is the icing on the cake.
Congrats on this beautiful finish. Love the quilting design and the use of ties. Smart! ;^)
This quilt looks amazing -very clever use of the ties and you’ve quilted it beautifully 🙂