Monday, December 26, 2016

NECKTIE PILLOW


A friend gave me some neckties that belonged to her husband, and asked if I would make her something to preserve the memories.  Her husband is a pastor, so there are many memories in his ties over the last 50+ years.
 I've had no experience with neckties, but I thought "why not?" and gave it a try keeping it small with a 14" pillow.
After deconstructing the ties,  I paper-pieced the four individual blocks.  The ties were mostly slippery silk, but in several different textures.
After joining the four blocks, I backed them with fusible fleece and machine embroidered along the seams using a variegated machine embroidery thread.

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday

3 comments:

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

I think that's one of my favourite projects I've ever seen done with ties; the pattern really compliments the fabrics and it's altogether lovely 😊

Tammy Stack said...

What a NICE job! Those slippery fabrics can be tricky.

Unknown said...

Beautiful job! Love what you did with these ties and your embellishments.