Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Vintage Handkerchief Butterfly Quilt
I don't sew. I could hear sewing machines. Yes very terrifying.
Anyhow, I was there to show off a huge box of vintage hankies and ask nicely for someone to turn them into a piece of art. They suggested butterflies. In fact, here is a tutorial for doing that very thing.
Here is a photo to give you an idea of what I'm talking about that I borrowed from the interwebs. Pretty cool!
Anyhow I got the extremely stuffed box of vintage hankies from the Aunt who was cleaning out some stuff that my naughty Grandma Skip had. Nobody knows if they were hers from younger days or perhaps something she picked up along the way.
The concept of blowing one's nose on a piece of material is foreign to me anyhows and also gives me the willies kinda like a huge shop devoted just to sewing. However these have pretty patterns, lace and embroidery so will make a lovely throw! Hoping nobodys nose was really involved...
I got that photo at the top text messaged to me from the quilter, Cricket's Crafts! I cannot wait to get my hands on it! She is preserving the awesome cool lace on the edges!
It's Grandma Week here at Pratt Inc. so tomorrow's post will be about another Granny.
Happy Hump Day!