Monday, March 18, 2013

Sweet Quilts and a Quilt Back Sale

Here are the promised photos of the layered quilts Judy sent home with me.
 Judy said that in the original pattern these bordered squares were pieced into the quilt, but she appliqued them.
 She chose this wonderful print for the backing.

 Then she made a sweet quilt from fabric printed like vintage handkerchiefs.
 I love old hankies and once had a lot of them since they were frequently gifted to me when I was a child.

 They would arrive in the mail in birthday cards or "Thinking of You" cards--with 3 or 4 cent postage stamps!
 Over the years [decades] many have disappeared.
 I've picked up a few here and there in my travels.
 And a dear friend has sent me several.

 And all those "hanky memories" will come flooding back as I quilt these,
...especially the memories of how Mrs. Esther Lebo and Miss  Josephine Huffington would check each day to be sure each of us 36 students had clean hands, clean fingernails, and a clean handkerchief.

If you're looking for a sale on wide quilt backings, follow this link to the sale at Hancocks in Paducah.
(Sorry, I'm not sure how long the sale lasts.)

Happy quiltmaking.....


bunbear said...

your link to wide backings was timely as i'm in the market for them, however, i'm still cringing at the pricing. i know it's cheap, cheap, i just am cheap, cheap! haha. i purchased some wide good quality muslin for around 12/yd and with shipping from hancock's that probably what i would pay. or close to it.

i didn't have as extensive a collectiono f hankies as you did, but i have very fond memories of my great grandma's hankies and of my great grandpa's. he always had a blue or red one and she had a pretty one with a crochet or lace edge. i'm still drawn to the big bandanna type ones when i see them and one of these days i'm going to make a quilt from some. it's on the list.... haha.

Sue Daurio said...

Love the hankies and yes they do bring back memories!!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I used to have a bunch of hankies too! I remember learning to iron and using hankies to practice. They were so cute!

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