Okay! What to do with a bunch of beautiful wee ties? Pinterest to the rescue. Anyone else remember seeing the apron made from ties? Here's my version.
This was the first time I've tried butting fabrics together with a zigzag stitch. I didn't think it would be strong enough but figured that it would hold the pieces together for backing. It held them together tightly. No need for any backing. Wish I had tried this method long ago. I can think of a dozen projects that it would have worked on.
Piecing for the top and ties required taking remnants apart and some fancy piecework.
All ready to go back to Melissa. I hope she will like their reinvention.