After a few hiccups ( one broken sewing machine and a burst water pipe ) I finally got this commission done.
I was approached by a young woman who's father passed away, when she told me her idea of turning her Dad's ties into a quilt I couldn't wait to get started.
Truthfully I haven't turned ties into a quilt before, but I got some amazing advice from Mamaka Mills who helped me get over the fear of ties simply by interfacing them with a light weight fusible web made it easy to sew. You would never know there was so much fabric in a tie! I was surprised.
We used a Robert Kauffman dimensions fabric which is a beautiful weight and weave.
My friend Denise let me hijack her long arm and helped me quilt it up last weekend.
It turned out beautiful and I can't wait to hand it over this weekend. I'm so pleased with how elegant it is.