How to design my NeckTie Quilt? Mr. Google has given me all sorts of ideas. There are many necktie quilts made as a memorial to a loved one who has died. These tend to be unsophisticated in design, mostly using a whole segment of the front of each tie in a fan or dresden plate design:
These helped me focus my ideas. (1) I want to use just the ties, without the additional of any other background or sashing fabric (except perhaps for the binding, if I use one). (2) I want more design cohesiveness than just random charm squares or other random scrap quilt design.
I considered using a scrappy drunkards path variation, sort of like this:
And here’s the variation I tried out on EQ7:
But then I go to thinking about curved piecing and silk needing stabilization. Curved seams work because the bias cuts on the curves stretch and adapt. But once fused to iron-on interfacing, the fabric would no longer stretch as graciously, making these curved seams difficult to sew.
And this one, called No Necks Needed
Settled: Scrappy and No added fabric. Question: Exactly what design, composed of straight lines only?
I’ve considered a very simple block, with a triangle off each side of a square, ultimately looking something like this:
But I’m not sure I like to light to dark ratio in this- too much light?
Or, this is another variation of a square divided into two triangles and a slash. I think I like this one best, but I’m not madly in love with any of these yet. I’ll be experimenting further!