Folded Origami Hanky
Janice Mauldin Kennedy posted on Facebook a fabulous picture of a quilt block she was working on. It involved a folded origami hanky, and I thought it was just stunning. Here is a picture of the block she was making:
I can remember my Mom having a bunch of this type of hankies. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep any of them. Darn it. Her name was Violet and she had several with small violets embroidered on them. They would have made a wonderful remembrance quilt with blocks like this made out of them. I will have to look at Goodwill (or Janice suggest eBay for reproductions) to see if they have any that are similar to those that she carried.
Here is a link to the origami tutorial (click here). Don’t you think it would be a beautiful unique quilt to have several of these in different colors included as blocks? Perhaps not all blocks made up of these hankies but several at least. I sure would like to see what the whole quilt looks like, wouldn’t you? I was able to ask Janice how her quilt was coming along, and she shared an updated picture with me:
Janice said she has only two more blocks to finish, and then the binding. She also shared the story behind the quilt with me: “I’m making it for my pastor’s wife. She is one of the most selfless people I know, always doing for others. Our ladies theme of the year has been “Love”. She gave us all hankies at our ladies retreat last year. Hence the hankies and the hearts. I’m giving it to her next month at this years retreat.” I just think it is lovely beyond words. A very special thank you to Janice for letting me share this with you! I hope you enjoyed this very unique quilt today as much as I did! This just may need to go on that next project list . . .