It’s finished! Well…almost finished…

If you don’t count proper trimming, binding, sleeve and label, well then it’s finished! Ok, I took it off the longarm! I’m thrilled with the quilt so far. Remember, this began a few months back as an experiment with 20 beautiful vintage ladies handkerchiefs. I started the project at a quilting retreat and it’s fitting that I bind it at another retreat mid August.

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20 handkerchiefs all quilted with their own design! I waited until the blocks were finished before deciding on how to quilt the sashing. My final decision: nothing! As the sashings are only 1″ finished, I decided any quilting would only serve to distract from the 20 “Stars of the Show”. Here are a few pictures of the various blocks:



So what are the technical particulars? This quilt is double batted with my favorite batting, Hobbs white 80/20 as well as their white Poly Down. It is backed with double wide bleached muslin (that I laundered in hot water) and my thread of choice for the entire project: Wonderfil Deco Bob #104 in the needle, a white 60 weight poly in the bobbin. If you’ve been following me long you’ll know I am enamored with both Wonderfil Deco Bob and Invisafil. They are fantastic threads! Oh, and the quilt measures 71×85″



And finally, a few pictures of the back:

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Quilting time: 29 hours, 35 minutes. The binding will be pink to matching the sashing.

I created this piece because so many times during either my Lecture and/or Workshop someone always asks something like “What can I do with all my mother/grandmother’s beautiful handkerchiefs?” I’ve personally been collecting these beauties for years and now finally I can demonstrate a great way to showcase a collection.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Blessings to all and Happy Quilting,







11 thoughts on “It’s finished! Well…almost finished…

  1. You have me hooked on second chances. But I am a longarm quilter too. You should do some youtube videos on longarm quilting . You have such talent and a giving spirit. Love all you work.

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  2. WOWZA! Your work is just outstanding! I have hankies I’ve inherited and think I should do something with them. This is totally what I’d love to do with them. I can’t imagine anything more beautiful. Loving all your quilting as well as the swags and dots in the border. Great decision to not quilt the sashings – they look fab!

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  3. I’m sorry, I meant to say any quilting in the sashing would be distracting…… I believe every new quilt that you post becomes my favorite ❤️

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  4. Rhonda, this quilt is beautiful! I agree that any quilting in the batting would be a distraction to the beautiful blocks. Absolutely, beautiful

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