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Monday, December 31, 2018

One Last Finish....The Tie Quilt

The day after Christmas I spent the day in my
Hidey Hole,
basting quilts to be quilted and finished.
The first on the list was the Tie quilt I've been making for a friend
to celebrate his retirement and him no longer needing so many ties.

This has been a fun quilt to make....
time consuming, but fun.
I'm excited that it's finally finished.




I stitched in the ditch between the rows first,
then went back and quilted the sky of the flying geese.

 


Quilting the sky anchored the blocks enough so that they
won't move and become distorted.
 Plus, it didn't take away from the ties.

 

These giraffes were stitched around to anchor them in place.

 

This distorted photo is from me standing on a stool to get the 
picture taken.
The blocks are 6" finished, making the quilt 54" square.
The pattern was found in this book and was paper pieced.

 



I love all of the different ties he gave to me for this quilt.
The silks were beautiful.

 


I need to make a label and sew it in place and then it's ready for delivery.
A trip will be planned for this as this friend has moved from our area!

Today will be the last link to Design Wall Monday for 2018.

I wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.
May 2019 bring you much joy, peace and creativity.

Happy Quilting!

11 comments:

Churn Dash said...

I love the quilt and I am sure your friend will too.

Congratulations on the finish.

Helen

Judy Smith said...

This is just beautiful and such a wonderful momento for him on his retirement!

Sara said...

It turned out beautifully and I'm sure he will love it.

Needled Mom said...

That turned out so well. It will be cherished for years.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Julie said...

Congratulations on the finish! It is wonderful and what a great remembrance for the retiree! You did amazing with this project!

Julie in GA said...

Your necktie quilt is gorgeous! I have the book you used and a box full of old ties, some from my father and my husband's father. Did you wash the ties before taking them apart?

straythreads said...

Wow I think that is the most beautiful tie quilt I have ever seen! Amazing! Gorgeous! Fabulous!
Have a happy new year
Ann

Rebecca Grace said...

Your tie quilt is stunning!! I would never have imagined that a quilt made of old ties could come out so beautiful, so cohesive. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Debbie Huber said...

I'll bet it just shimmers from all the silk fabrics. I have loved your progress on this and am so happy you have finished it. The contrast in colors are gorgeous! What a great design and gift for a special guy!

Vicki in MN said...

What a great way to end 2018 with this big fabulous finish! Love that giraffe one:) Did you use up all the ties or do you have to make a matching pillow, hehe.

Katy Sweigart said...

Your tie quilt is absolutely stunning! Such a gorgeous labor of love. Happy New Year!