Isn't this quilt amazing? It's made with antique ladies hankies and not just any hankies, they belonged to the Grandmother of a friend of mine.
My friend Janice stopped by yesterday to show Mom and I the quilt she just finished before she drove to her Moms to gift her for her birthday. The backing is a white on white print and she sewed the hankies on the backing. Janices husband Joe did the all over floral quilting pattern with a computerized quilting machine he owns. If I remember correctly the quilting thread is a pastel colored varigated and the result is stunning! It looks like daisys and swirls all over. I am so sorry that the pictures do not do this quilt justice.
This hankie is embroidered and centered on the back with this birthday wish and the history of the hankies. What a wonderful heirloom they both created. The quilt was made as a table cloth. Just imagine it in your shabby chic diningroom! I so want to make one of these but I will have to use new hankies for mine. Opps, another project. . .after the holidays.