Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Vintage Hankie Baby Quilt



I ran across this tutorial and just had to give it a try. I think it's so sweet! It is a small blanket for a new baby made with vintage sheets and vintage hankies. I just happened to have those items on hand. It only took a few hours.

Here is a closer view of one of the 4 blocks:



I tied in the center of each hankie square with embroidery cotton, and the "batting" used between the layers of the blanket is a scrap of white terry cloth I had laying around.



I love it when I can make something almost "free."

This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday #76!

8 comments:

  1. I am collecting Hankies to do a quilt also. I have about 10. When I get about 30. I will start it. It was nice to see one done. It looks great

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  2. Hello,
    I haven't stopped by in a while. Merry Christmas.
    I didn't get a green house yet (my gardening year was a big flop with a new baby and my husband in England all summer). But I'm about to finish my second spindle cop ever on a hand spindle. And I made some castile soap, :), for the holidays. And I'm planning on adding in a milk goat this summer.

    Merry Christmas, you seem healthy and well.

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  3. Thank you, Elie. Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! The garden will still be there. Babies can't wait. Your other projects and plans sound wonderful! :)

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  4. That looks beautiful! My mom quilts, will have to pass this tip along to her.

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  5. I've been collecting hankies for such a long time - since the mid. 80's. I've been wanting to do a quilt forever now. Funny, when I originally started collecting it wasn't a project that everyone was doing, now it's everywhere! I really need to get busy! LOL It's a sweet blanket - great job!

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  6. How sweet is this?!? Absolutely darling!

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