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Thread: Two Hanky Panky Quilts

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    I wanted to share the 2 Hanky Panky Quilts I created a few years ago. These hankies belonged to my mother and grandma. I felt that it was ok to cut these beauties up instead of leaving them in a drawer neatly folded. I created something that is now hanging for everyone to see how beautiful the hankies are. My Aunt was going to give me several of her gorgeous antique hankies until she found out I would cut them up.... oh well.... :(
    I made one for my mother as a surprise and kept one for myself. Mine has a few things added that were from the dances my hubby and I went to in high school; the right corner rhinestone belt buckle and magenta ribbon running thru it were from 2 different dresses for dances we attended.
    Every inch (except the border) was stitched by hand with 100wt silk thread. I loved this project so much because it was all stitched by hand.
    I hope you enjoy them.

    This is my quilt
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    My mothers quilt
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    close up of my quilt ~ I added silk ribbon embroidery with antique button in center that was my grandmothers.
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    How precious!

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    Just beautiful!

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    Those are beautiful.

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    Beautiful, I bought some at a yard sale that still smell like lilac, What size are yours??

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    very lovely :)

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    Very nice!!

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    WOW - great ideas! I have a drawer full of hankies but don't know if I have the nerve to cut them up.

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    I have been collecting hankies to do something like this, but haven't been able to bring myself to cut them up yet. Yours are beautiful!

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    Beautiful! I'm definitely going to bookmark this. I have a ton of pretty hankies from my grandmother, and I like your way of displaying them better than any I have see so far. I don't have a problem with cutting them if this is the result! But I am going to keep a couple intact for future generation weddings "something old".

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    Very special and very beautiful! :thumbup:

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    lovely. I collect these lovely hankies, unless one is torn , stained or damaged, I couldn't brng myself to cut them up... Ur so brave.... LOL... I've done few quilts/wall hanging for friends with theirs, but always as a whole or folded...

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    so beautiful!
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    Those are so beautiful!

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    Beautiful.

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    These are gorgeous

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    I have made several and given them away. They are so much fun to do.

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    My mom has many hankies given to her when she taught school in ND in the early '40s. They have been in her cedar chest all these years. I saw a picture in a magazine showing a wall hanging made from hankies and she agreed that it would be nice to see them displayed. Yours turned out beautiful and hopefully will inspire us to create one for her.

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    What a beautiful keepsake created from your treasures!

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    I am printing out as photo so I can make them someday; I too have generational hankies; some to cut and some to save.
    Thank you for sharing - both are beautiful !!

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    BEAUTIFUL. thanks for sharing

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    WOW!!!! It's beautiful. Love the colors and your work. Has your aunt seen this quilt? She may feel differently now. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    pretty pretty

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    pretty pretty

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    Goregous!

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