Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), part 2 . . .

Eleven days ago, I started on this new project. Rather than stop to take photos as I went, I put my head down and “did the work.” I got into a rhythm and simply couldn’t stop!

Here’s what I came up with:

Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt)
Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt)
Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), close up shot
Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), close up shot

Here’s what the piece looks like upside down:

Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), inverted
Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), inverted
Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), inverted, close up shot
Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), inverted, close up shot

I like the way the piece turned out, though I had my share of mishaps.  Half of the pieces should have been cut in reverse; I needed both left- and right-handed versions of the pieces. Since I used foundation piecing, I was able to get around the problem with a bit of splicing, adding a little scrap to the body piece.

I primarily used patterned ties, though there are a couple of striped ties included (they fit the color scheme).  I think I’ll have to cut striped ties differently to maintain the direction of the stripe. “Matching” the stripe is a horse of a different color, though!!

6 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather (the necktie quilt), part 2 . . .

  1. well done, love all the interesting pieces, works as well upside down, as right side up! No matching each piece is nice, and natural.

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