9257 - Simply Elegant ($70)

9257 - Simply Elegant ($70)

Ida Hansen
Odem, TX USA

Width: 8.75" Length: 11.5"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Pink and blue embroidered corners of 4 vintage handkerchiefs make this small quilt elegant. A vintage piece of lace, with a pink ribbon underlay and two pink buttons, crosses from corner to corner. A half inch gold edged pink ribbon frames the entire quilt and minimal stippling surrounds each piece. Fast finish triangles on all four corners so it can be hung in any orientation.

Artist Statement: My Mother (1896-1977) enjoyed using beautiful handkerchiefs. This month’s theme, vintage, brought these gems to my remembrance. These embroidered handkerchiefs probably were made in the 1950s or 1960s. The four corner buttons, also vintage, had a sale price of 7¢ on the back. May this small bit of textile history be enjoyed by all who see this simply elegant quilt.
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Dedication: This is dedicated to my Mother and all mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers who treasured beauty, even in something as mundane as a handkerchief.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $70 for the AAQI.