It’s done and it is beautiful! This quilt is made of Beth’s father’s Bow Ties and the fabulous silk fabrics look wonderful all lined up.
I used a classic Chinese Coin pattern and stablized each tie with interfacing after taking them apart. The whole process is can be found here.
Then I did some stitch in the ditch around each tie piece and an overall meander in the background. The best part are the four bow ties appliquéd on each corner. Aren’t they fabulous! I spent a very long time today learning how to tie a bow tie the old fashioned way. I’m now quite good although I’m not sure how that skill will ever be beneficial.
I was also able to get this table runner done for Suzanna. The center are Stack and Whack blocks. I did a loopy flower in those blocks and a leafy vine in the outside border. Next is her rectangle road quilt top full of beautiful neutrals.