Retirement Tie Quilt

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Retirement Tie Quilt
Retirement Tie Quilt (back)

Retirement Tie Quilt (back)

Retirement Tie Quilt (front)

Retirement Tie Quilt (front)

This was a huge undertaking.  I was commissioned to make a tie quilt for a retired school teacher who wore a different tie every day to school.   I was give 160 ties to make the quilt.  I started out by having the wife separate the ties into three bags; most favorite, middle favorite and all the rest.   The most favorite ties are in the center of the front, with the middle favorite in the four corners.  I then took everything that was left to make the backing of 2 and 1/2 inch strips.    The picture doesn’t do justice to the backing.

The quilting includes cross hatching in the red border, a ribbon fill in the background, ditchwork in the ties and borders and a computer motif in the center of the quilt for a look that is fabulous.   The wife was ecstatic when she picked up the quilt.  I did have some left over backing and will be making it into a throw quilt so stay tuned.

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