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Old 11-21-2015, 09:01 AM
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My brother passed away in March of this year. I went to Texas for the memorial service. My brother had one daughter. She was going thru his things and gave me a sack full of his neckties. I had to think about what I wanted to do with them. This quilt is what I made. It will be in Texas for Christmas as one last gift from my brother to his only child.

The two blocks on the bottom, I embroidered his name on one and his birth date and death date on the other. I had 28 fan blocks and needed 30 blocks to complete the setting. I hope she will like it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:03 AM
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It's a thoughtful, personal and elegant gift; I can't imagine anyone not liking it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:07 AM
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Awesome! How many blades did you get from one tie? It seems that all of the red ones are from the same tie. I have a large collection of ties from my dad and one of my uncles that have been waiting for me to do something with them.
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It's a thoughtful, personal and elegant gift; I can't imagine anyone not liking it.
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by GailG View Post
Awesome! How many blades did you get from one tie? It seems that all of the red ones are from the same tie. I have a large collection of ties from my dad and one of my uncles that have been waiting for me to do something with them.
I had 12 ties to work with. I washed them and then took them apart and ironed them flat. I fused a fusable interfacing to the back and used a Stack N Whack wedge ruler to cut the blades 7 inches long. I put 6 pieces in each fan. I got anywhere from 13 to 17 pieces per tie, depending on how wide the tie was. The red tie is the one he wore on Christmas and Valentines. I had to go in there. ;-)
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:14 AM
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Wonderful tie and memory quilt!
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:17 AM
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What a wonderful quilt! I'm sure your niece will be touched and thrilled in equal measure.
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Lovely quilt. What a wonderful thing to do for your niece.
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Wonderful memorial.
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She will love it!
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