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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Memories of Ed

This was made for Jane, using her husband's ties and a few shirts.  The fabulous colors of the ties led me to the color wheel.  Some of the ties are traditional prints, and some are just fun - cats and dogs holding umbrellas, palm trees or golfers.  The t- shirt piece in the middle has bible verses in Ed's handwriting.  The middle of the top and bottom rows have the skinny ends of the ties.  I pulled the padding out from all the ties, but it's still pretty heavy.  The shirt fronts I left whole - with buttons and pocket attached.  The backs of the shirts are on the back of the quilt.  The backing fabric and binding are a blue print.  Size is 60 x 80.

upper left section
upper right section - includes  a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat
center t-shirt
lower left section
lower right section
I quilted radiating lines following the points and centers of each tie.  The top and bottom sections are a simple meander.  There is a wiggly line where the ties overlap.
wiggly lines on back
The back shows the quilting well.

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