This pattern makes a fantastic MAN-quilt. Especially when done in earthy muted tones, and plaids and stripes like this. Perhaps made from his old shirts if you have them. Mine is made from cotton scraps and good quality unbleached muslin. It's lined with 60" wide heavy cotton flannel so it lies flatter, more like a blanket than a light-weight quilt.
The backing is also unbleached muslin, cut a little larger than the quilt top and turned over to form a self-edging. It looks really nice if you mitre the corners with a bit of blind stitching inside the folds.
"Joseph's Necktie" (the original name) is easy piecework and goes together quickly; not to be confused with "Bow-Tie" which requires a square in the middle--and can be a bit fussy to sew.