Monday, August 12, 2013

My Vintage Hankie 'quilt'

My first vintage hankie quilt
Dear Jeni and Mary,
Earlier this summer I had a really fun Saturday at Faye's Henhouse Quilt shop.  Faye had Barbara Nicholson teach a class on quilting.

Barb is a long arm quilter and she has been quilting vintage tablecloths for quite a few years now.  I remember the first time I saw one of her quilted tablecloths.  I was blown away by how beautiful it was!

Her class was a mini version of her tablecloth quilts using vintage hankies.  It was so much fun!  I got out my 1971 Bernina 831 (the cheap version of the 830) and cleaned her up and went to town on my hankie.  It was fun because you really did not have to worry about your design.  The hankie had already decided that for you.

After class I had to go home and look at all my vintage tablecloths.  You wouldn't believe how many I have collected over the years.  All I have to do now is decide which one to quilt....and then quilt it.

Here is the hankie all framed and ready to hang on the wall.  


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I was telling my friend about the great quilting job you did on the hankie. Pretty!

Nancy said...

Thanks Cheryl. It was my first quilting in about 3 years. I think it really is like riding a bicycle. Once you know it...heh heh heh.

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