Hanky Quilt Update
I wrote an article recently about a hanky quilt that a new Facebook friend of mine, Janice Kennedy, was making. It really intrigued me, as the hankies were folded origami-style into the shape of a dress. Janice used 12 different colored hankies and did a fabulous job appliquéing them into 12 blocks. Click here to read the original post with some additional background and pictures, as well as a link to the tutorial on how to fold the hankies.
Janice nicely shared closeups of each of the 12 dress a.k.a. hankies. Don’t you just love the hearts surrounding each dress? I do!
I had relayed to Janice that I recall my mother having a lot of hankies. Her name was Violet and she had a ton of them with small violets embroidered on them, or with a purple violet print. Since she was born in 1911, hankies were quite the thing in her day and I sure wish I had saved some of them.
Janice said that I could find reproductions of antique hankies on eBay, and I thought I might also find some special ones at Goodwill. While I cannot use my mother’s hankies, I can find some that remind me of her . . . and create my own quilt.
One of the best things about the quilt has to be the label she put on the back of the quilt. I just love that as well. ~smile~ I’m not sure who is going to receive this beautiful quilt, but they are very, very lucky. I know they will feel the love as they wrap themselves in it. (Oh, and don’t you just love the polka dot binding fabric!!) Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Janice Kennedy!