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
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.