September 27, 2009

Hankie Corner Quilt

Apart from working on the CWBQ block I have not done anything else for ages. It is a lot of work to applique the CWBQ and I am only half way through the Bridal block this week. Don't let me scare you off from starting the CWBQ, it is so much fun and very enjoyable when you have the time. I started this hankie corner quilt a few years ago and finally got it back from machine quilting.

Donna Ward lives in Hamilton, New Zealand. Donna has been quilting for me for more than 10 years now. Without her I wouldn't have finished any quilts. She is a life saver. Donna used to quilt from home, but now she has opened a quilt shop and offers a machine quilting service as well. If you are ever in Hamilton, New Zealand her shop is a must to visit.

Hankie corners is just what it is. I started with a 3.5" square and sewed the strips around two sides of it using light and dark effects. It is the same as log-cabin, but only worked on two sides.

This quilt is made from totally random scraps. I made it for our guest room that has a yellow feature wall and I wanted something with lots of yellow on it. I have used yellow paisley prints for the border. You can see a bit of it in the top picture.

I told Donna that I would like to use this quilt on both sides so Donna quilted it with a pattern of lovely flowers and leaves using variegated yellow thread. The patch you see here is my label. I have not got around to writing on it yet. I might attach the label on the top part of the quilt and leave it flapping for when I use the other side of the quilt. I hope it works.

12 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That is a wonderful quilt for your guest room Nat...nice and happy looking...I love it...Dzintra♥x

Karen said...

Hankie corner quilt...I like that!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great way to use up your scraps. Love the quilting. Donna indeed does beautiful work.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

STUNNING!!! I absolutely love it when we crafters use up every single inch of fabric. There is nothing more satisfying than standing back and taking a long look at the beauty you've created. What a fine looking quilt indeed. Hugs. Tammy

blushing rose said...

Oh, to die for, Natima! This is exquisite. Love the stitched pattern on it.

Happy autumn. Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Ivory Spring said...

What a cheerful quilt, Natima. Donna did a lovely job on the quilting.

Thank you for your kind words on my quilting. I really appreciate them. Maybe if I ever make it big in my next lifetime, I will appear in Australia! ;)

Terry said...

Morning Natima
Glad to see the quilt. Is it a K.F. pattern? Seems I remember you starting to work on it or is my memory going ?
The colors are cheerful and match the feature wall . sunny day always in the guest room.
Yes CWBQ is time consuming but like you I'm fitting it in around other things (like life)

Have a good day Happy Stitching to all.
Terry

Julia said...

Stunning quilt Natima...looks beautiful on the bed..and a great way to use up some scrap strips..
Hugs Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Oh, so pretty, Natima - such a happy quilt!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Serena said...

This is remarkable Natima!! Ah our shared fondness for yellow! I love this one so much!! Oh no not another quilt to start! LOL It really is that beautiful.

Granny Lyn said...

The scrappiness of this quilt is singing to me! I love the random scraps you used. Donna did a beautiful job on the quilting, what a gem! You're going to make me want to make one, aren't you?

Teresa said...

Hi Nat!

I LOVE your hanky corners quilt...scrappy is my VERY FAVORITE!!! Makes me want to start cutting strips when I need mini breaks from hand-applique and the "bride" quilt. And we all NEED little breaks from THAT, don't we...or else we may start calling it "bride of Frankenstein"...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

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