We decided early on to go with a brick pattern since the ties were so disparate in color and style.
The little tags on the ends of each were labeled so that I could determine which strip of bricks came next.
I found actual suiting material to use as the backing. It's a wool-cashmere blench pinstripe in gray. Also, Gordon shares his initials with Geoffrey Beane and although that particular tie wasn't among GB's collection, I had to use it to throw in some personalization. Here is the quilt with the back pinned and ready to finish.
All quilts by kate are one-of-a-kind originals. A quilt like this would be priced at $600.
Finished July 2011