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    Default In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    After dad passed, mom and I often pulled out the big rubbermaid container of dad's ties that she had kept. She wanted to make a quilt using them, and we would dream and brainstorm of what that might look like. I would send her pictures from pinterest as ideas, but it always worried me a bit of what she might decide to do. Unfortunately mom passed away last February. So in cleaning out her apartment, I was bequeathed by my sisters to take this container of dad's ties. I cut apart the ties, ironed on interfacing to them, and then cut out Dresden plate shapes and started sewing them together. I was nervous to start free motion quilting it, as a novice, but dug in and started. I do wish I had used a different batting that would have helped shape it a bit better I think. Not the best pictures, sorry. Maybe in the sunlight tomorrow it would be better. It is heavy and will be a warm one!

    Plans are now to auction this quilt off within the family, with the proceeds going to dad's favorite charity. I know he would be delighted by this!
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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    Wow what a beauty! Your mom would of loved it!



    Lorie

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    My first thought was "Wow!" Beautiful quilt and your quilting really
    sets it off.

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    WOW. It is beautiful. You did a smashing job and should be very proud. Are you planning on bidding on it. It's a keeper.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    Your quilt is beautiful and will be a family treasure.

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    It's such a beautiful sentimental piece of art. I can see all the love in that quilt. Your parents would be so proud. Hope it stays in the family.
    Linda

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    Beautiful quilt. I would have a hard time parting with it.

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    Wow you did a fantastic job!

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    I have looked at alot of tie quilts too, but yours has to be the most beautiful one I have seen so far! You did a fabulous job

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    Default Re: In Memory of Dad: Neck Ties Quilt

    You did a wonderful job. My dad passed away in May of this year, and I asked my Mom to save some of his clothes for me to make a quilt. Never though about his ties - he used to wear a shirt and tie every day to work so he has a bunch, some of which I made for him back in the 70's! Whoever in your family ends up with this quilt is sure to cherish it.

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