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dooley

Texas
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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:11 pm   Post subject: Handkerchief quilt


Here are some pictures of the quilt we bought yesterday when we were exploring the area. The lady said it's called "Old Woman's Handkerchief Quilt." She showed me how to fold the handkerchief to make the butterfly. dr says it looks more like a moth to him.









We took several poses to show colors and sizes. The smaller pictures look darker and I think it's because they are closer. She said it would fit a queen or king size bed but wouldn't hand down on the larger size.

dooley




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Netty


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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:55 pm   


That is just gorgeous Dooley!

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toni


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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:57 pm   


That one is very pretty. Several years ago I started collecting handkerchiefs to make one but just never got around to it.

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Sjoerd

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:03 am   


That's a nice-looking quilt, Dooley. I don't think that I've ever seen that pattern before. What a novel idea to fold hankies like that and then quilt them.

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eileen


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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:15 am   


What a beauty Dooley. You were obviously meant to have it. Very Happy Much better than just a pile of handkerchiefs any day!!

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kuntrygal

Texas ~ Zone 8
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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:15 am   


I haven't seen that pattern before...it sure is a beauty. And to think of all the hours or work she put into it. Wish it was in my collection of quilts.

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Droopy


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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:02 am   


I can understand why you had to bring that one home with you, it's lovely. Where are you going to put it?

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Penny

Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:58 pm   


Thats gorgeous!!!

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travelingbooklover
England
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:19 am   


Such a pretty quilt. I am a very slow quilter but I really enjoy it. Do you think it is possible to explain how to fold the hankerchiefs so I could give it a try?

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dooley

Texas
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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:32 pm   


The lady cuts each handkerchief into two triangles. Cut from one corner across to the opposite one. Then, you take one side and fold it a bit under the center to make one wing and tack it down. Then take the other side and fold it a bit under the center and tack it down. You have the center for the body and two wings on the sides. Then she stitches it to the square and adds the little head and embroiders lines for the antenna and eyes and along the body. I guess she added the buttons for color or just decoration. I hope you can follow these instructions. Let me know if I can make it a little clearer. dooley

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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:17 pm   


Oh it is lovely. Would look fab on any bed, like mine for example. Smile

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stratsmom

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:40 am   


I love that!!!!

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