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Thread: Crazy Quilt from antique hankies

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    I have old hankies also! Now I have an idea of what to do with them, thank you!

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    This pattern is soooooooooo beautiful. I absolutely love what you did with the hankies. This is the BEST hankie quilt I have ever seen/saw. If I was one of your kids I'd be pushing the others out of line for this quilt or secretly asking ya to promise it to me :-). I can't tell how beautiful this quilt is to me. great job. Is there a pattern that you can tell us to look up or did you make it up?
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    You are very creative; good use and way to preserve those beautiful vintage hankies. When I see a crazy quilt I wonder if there's any pattern to start with or if you creative types just fly by the seat of your pants and see what develops! Always fun to look and look and look at crazy quilts.
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    Beautiful vintage look.......love love love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    You are very creative; good use and way to preserve those beautiful vintage hankies. When I see a crazy quilt I wonder if there's any pattern to start with or if you creative types just fly by the seat of your pants and see what develops! Always fun to look and look and look at crazy quilts.
    No pattern, I just cut pieces and fit together, each block is different though many of them have pieces of the same hankies in them. My Great Grandma used to say she made something "by guess and by gosh". Then if it didn't turn out right, she'd say "I guessed it was right but by gosh it wasn't". Luckily these mostly came out OK...or they didn't make it into the quilt!

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    I been collecting to do a butterfly handie quilt but I think I just changed my plans. Beautiful.... Thanks a big time for sharing. Phannie

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    Quote Originally Posted by elaine80 View Post
    I had this box of old hankies...some belonged to my Grandmother, some to my Mother and others that I had just collected from garage sales etc. I was trying to figure out what to do with them. They were too pretty to be discarded and so I decided to make a quilt from them. That way maybe they wouldn't get tossed out when I am gone. Sure enough.. everyone who sees this quilt wants this quilt ...another problem to solve! One of the hankies was sent to me by a pen pal I had when I was 13 or 14 years old. We lost touch many years ago. I am including a picture of the block that I put that one in. It has her embroidery that says "to Dear Ruth, Mildred". Wouldn't it be wonderful if she should happen to be a member of this board and recognize it!
    I really enjoyed making this quilt and quilting it too, even though it took me quite a long time to do it. Hope you all enjoy looking. Attachment 340418Attachment 340420Attachment 340421
    Oh my G-d, that is GORGEOUS! Like most on this post, I have hankies too that I have been saving and now I know what I'm doing with them. I'm not much of a purple person, but it fits so well with this quilt, I think I'm going to go out of my comfort zone and be a copy cat. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbieking View Post
    Beautiful..not crazy at all. Love it. Job well done.
    I'll tell you where the "crazy" part comes in --- I'm CRAZY about this quilt! Oh my goodness! This is just so delicate & feminine & beautiful & I WANT IT! You did a fabulous job & I can see why everybody is fighting over it. If I were in your neck of the woods, I'd be right in the middle of that scrap!

    I, too, had a penpal waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day. We lost touch decades ago but I still think about her & wonder how she is. Debi Haas from Oxford, OH, if you're out therem email me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elaine80 View Post
    No pattern, I just cut pieces and fit together, each block is different though many of them have pieces of the same hankies in them. My Great Grandma used to say she made something "by guess and by gosh". Then if it didn't turn out right, she'd say "I guessed it was right but by gosh it wasn't". Luckily these mostly came out OK...or they didn't make it into the quilt!
    Oh, thank you! I hadn't heard "by guess & by gosh" in eons! My Mother used to say it, too. Thanks for that memory!
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    Amazing. What a wonderful creation from some items that were so frequently seen decades ago but are forgotten now. That is just beautiful.

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