My Step-mother's Dad passed away a couple years ago and she gave me all of his old ties. I took them apart and made this quilt. The blocks were 8" and sewn over a leave-in lightweight foundation. I just added them free-form like hidden wells sorta.
I quilted his full name "Paul Fredrick Harris" in the quilt on the diagonal. I outlined quilted that a few times,, and in the rest added large spirals. I also added two large stylized feather plumes on opposite corners and outlined that a bit. Here are some closeups of the quilting: