I recently had the opportunity to work on this beautiful "Envelope" Quilt.
Each of the eighty-eight envelopes is made from a fancy ladies handkerchief. The handkerchief is folded to form the envelope. Since each handkerchief (thus each envelope) is slightly different in size, a white-on-white border is added to each one then each piece is "squared up" to create the actual block.
The entire eighty-eight envelope pieced center was surrounded with a white-on-white framing border before the other borders were added to make the quilt top a bit larger than a queen size.
I began the quilting on this project by outlining each hankie envelope. This made them "pop" a little and shows off the flaps and each of the unique designs of the handkerchiefs. The rest of the quilt is quilted in a Wandering Loop design.
I have now added this to my list of quilts to be made and have started to collect handkerchiefs!!!!
Thank you, Sharon, for sharing this wonderful project with all of us.