The April Project – Part One

Spring should be in the air, instead there is a prediction of snow for Indianapolis on April 1st.  It’s not an April Fool’s Day prank.  Seems to be unfortunate.   It’s also a good time to write and share what is coming up on the blog.  Also my main machine is spending some time at the spa.  The tension has been off for a while and I was over dealing with it.

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This will be a special project that I have been wanting to do for years.  My wonderfully talent hair stylist kept her dad’s ties after his death.  The collection is large and they roll up nicely into a tub.  Various patterns and colors tell a story of her dad’s collection.

The tie pillow I made a few years ago inspired our discussion.

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She was finally ready to create something from these.  Over the last couple of months I have been taking apart ties.  Any guess what quilt pattern I’m going to be using with these?

I’m turning to my favorite book, Paper Pieced Modern by Amy Garro.  Tied Down quilt is beautiful and will showcase these ties in a lovely manner.  The background fabric will be a chambray or linen.  A shirting fabric will be soft and round out the look.

FFMQAL: Presenting the “Tied Down” Quilt!

Follow along with me this month as I create this memory quilt.  I’m so thrilled to make something practical that won’t just be sitting in a tub.