I recently had the opportunity to work on this beautiful "Envelope" Quilt. 

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.

Happy Quilting,