Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Handkerchief Garden

Sometimes it takes just a small thing to set the day right. 70 degrees today. That windows...a refreshing breeze fluttering through the extended walk with Fudge...lingering over the mail on the front porch...grilling dinner on the back porch. Even if it is just for a day...I'm making the most of it.
Thought I'd share what I've been collecting.
Most of them are from thrift stores or flea markets. I think I have 20 or so. They are all florals of some kind. A few have scalloped edges or are edged with delicate handwork. I think they are beautiful. I hope to use these in a quilt. I'm thinking of how to take something vintage and fragile looking and integrate it into something more modern and utilitarian.

This is one of my favorites.

I have been sewing just a bit. Continuing to add to the collection of pinwheels. Many more to go if this is going to be a quilt for my bed.
I showed my hubby the floral fabric....not a good reaction. He's so NOT a flower guy. I've been resigned to that over the years, but I thought I could sneak these in. Maybe not.

More pinwheel construction tonight. Hope the sun is shining where you are!


QuiltedSimple said...

I like the hankerchiefs. They would make a unique quilt - wonder if you could applique them on so as not to loose the wonderful edges. Your pinwheels are looking good - can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Laurie said...

the weather was great wasn't it? i grilled burgers on the grill too and hubby and i sat on the deck and had a beer while talking! it was perfect to have the birds singing as well!

love the handkerchief collection as well! very awesome! the pinwheels are coming along very nicely!


The Calico Cat said...

Point his eyes in the direction of the plaids.

I too have a small hand kerchief collection. (I need to get some fusible interfacing for their backs.)

chq said...

I love your hankerchiefs! I made a couple of wall hangings with them as Christmas gifts...they are fun to work with - but it hurt making that first cut.

Thanks for visiting, and leaving a comment - it is a little hurty to give something away, not knowing if it will be appreciated or not.

Your pinwheels look great!


ellen said...

Your quilt is going to be so gorgeous.
Love the handkerchiefs. They take me back to when I was a wee little girl.

cher said...

lovely collection-I am sure you will come up with something sweet to do with them-love the pinwheels-this seems such a more guy oriented quilt top I am sure your husband can overlook a few florals, they are not that noticeable in the overall design.

Sara said...

Love those pinwheels. They are looking great. Our weather was wonderful too! I actually got outside most of the day, and we grilled burgers and steaks. I love the handkerchiefs, that will make a beautiful quilt that I would probably have to keep for myself.

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

I love the hankies, Jacquie! They are beautiful. I have a few myself. They are all embroidered, but I love the florals too.

The pinwheels are cute. Maybe DH will be okay with the flowers if they are blended in with lots of other fabrics ...

Can't wait to see what you do with the hankies!


Leanne said...

Lovely collection of hankerchiefs the pin wheels are growing in number it will soon be a quilt.

country mouse said...

So happy to hear that spring is finally 'springing' for you. I can't wait til we can get outside and fire up the grill.

Your pinwheels look great, they are going to make a great quilt! And the handkerchiefs are lovely, can't wait to see what you come up with :cD

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Juwst love the hankerchiefs, I have seen quilts made from these and they are so very nice....also like your pinwheels...thanks also for dropping by my blog...