Holly missed her father so much that her mother Chris asked me to make her a tie quilt using her father's ties. Chris sent two batches of ties, her favorites and her less favorites. The tie above was made from the less favorite ties by mistake but Chris was quite happy with it. She said, "It is absolutely glorious, really, really beautiful. What you have made of those ties is stunning - the photos were lovely but they could not do justice to the feel and weight of the fabric which add so much to the effect."
She was also delighted with her choice of backing:
Chris then asked me to make another quilt for Holly out the "favored ties" and I did.
Chris, who lives in England, wrote after seeing the pictures of this quilt: "I love the colours, design and wheel of ties – it is a really unusual and interesting juxtaposition of colours (I mean that in a good way!) - the grey, blue and cream are curiously elegant and almost peaceful and then the border mini-quilts and centre wheel are so joyful, and vibrant and bouncing up and down for attention! I think the effect really works brilliantly to give those ties maximum “notice me” impact."
She loved her choice of backing for his second quilt: