This is a quilt I made from my stepfather’s ties. He wore a suit and tie to work every day, and had collected hundreds of ties by the time he retired! Since he doesn’t wear ties anymore, I took some of his favorites and stitched them into a quilt so he can still enjoy some of them.
I based the block on a simple 9 patch design. The ties are made from silk, wool, cotton, and linen. I added wool men’s suiting fabrics to each tie block.
This was a holiday gift, and my stepfather loves the quilt! He proudly displays it on his favorite chair, and can always tell a story about one of his favorite ties in the quilt.