Back in Tie-Land!

For this Marin Autumn Retreat, I took another weekend trip to Tie-Land.

Working with the last blue shirt and two-dozen ties, I used the ‘string block’ method to make a four blocks for the pillow top and plan four solid blocks out of wool trousers for the backside.

My goal is to complete 8 pillows, so I’ll need to cut the last 23 ties very judiciously to make this work. 2013TieLandPillow

Here is my first one:

By Sunday, I have pieced the first 4 tops. Did I mention that silk ties are very challenging to work with? It’s a good start and I’ll need a bit more focused time to make this happen by December.

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