Family Ties Quilt. This represents a family. The ties belonged to my father in law who passed away 4 years ago. Each flower represents the children (2) there spouses, their children, their spouses and their children. The inner circle represents the Son's family whose wife(me) has made this piece. Each colored ring in the circle is for our 5 children and the last two, us. And finally the pink,blue and gray ring represents my mother in law and the two children they had.