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    Senior Member Neena's Avatar
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    hanky lady quilt

    Just finished this hanky lady quilt top. I was searching for a way to use vintage hankerchiefs in a quilt and saw this idea online somewhere but couldn't find a pattern... so I improvised and made my own. The ladies's skirts and the outer border are made from vintage ladies hankerchiefs. This was so much fun to collect hankies from flea markets and antique malls...could hardly wait to create the fancy skirts! Each lady took on her own personality. I used the hankerchief fabric in each skirt to make a matching miniature hanky for each lady to hold...will bind the quilt in the blue fabric like the sashing...now just have to decide on how to quilt it.
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    beautiful quilt. very creative too.

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    I like your quilt and te idea of the matching hanky for each lady is so unique. I love vintage linens; what a great way to preserve those precious hankies! Thanks for sharing.

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    per a request, here is a larger picture...
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    I love your idea!
    You did an amazing job. Love the border as well, so pretty.
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    Hanky lady quilt

    Would you mind telling me where you got the pattern for the ladies? I have the hankys, but need a pattern for the ladies. Thank you for your consideration.

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    I am also interested in a "pattern" of sorts. I have hankies and have the butterfly pattern idea, but hadn't gotten around to really doing them I like this much better. My hankies were made by my great grandmother--time to get them out and do something with them on a wall where they can be viewed and appreciated instead of in the "hopeless chest" hidden!

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    That is just gorgeous.

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    That is really pretty.

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    Exquisite....well done, you have showcased the hankies beautifully.

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    No idea on how to quilt it, its Lovely!

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    beautifully done!!!!
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    Very creative and so pretty. Nicely done.

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    very clever and nicely done
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    really beautiful and clever.
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    yes very nice quilt.....

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    Beyond gorgeous! I love your ladies. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    I love this! So creative and a fun way to showcase beautiful hankies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomstix View Post
    beautiful quilt. very creative too.
    Totally agree, beautiful quilt, very creative. You did a wonderful job.
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    Very pretty. You did a great job.
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    I Think it is just lovely! I bet you did have a lot of fun with this one! All the dresses are so beautiful!!!
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    That is absolutely precious! What a great idea!
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    ohhh that looks so cool....wish i could see close ups

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    Beautiful !
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    That's beautiful! How about stippling around the ladies and maybe some vines and leaves in the sashing. Maybe stitch in the ditch the outer triangles? However you decide to quilt it this quilt is a beauty.
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