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Monday, January 14, 2008

handkerchiefs fun!!

Even a dull an simple activity can lead to something inspirational.
Last saterday I was in this store for buying some good old fashioned underwear when my eyes spotted something colorful.
Some lovely handkerchiefs, and the best part is, for a budget price!

handkerchiefs

The only thing was, they were made of "not" the finest quality fabric. I thought if I machine washed them on a hot program and put them in the dryer they would be oke to work with. But still, I could see right through!
So I decided to cut them in to 5cm stripes with the rotary cutter.

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And sew the stripes on a background fabric. I used there for squares of onbleached cotton.

sewing stripes on background

After sewing the stripes on I cut the squares diagonal in half.

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I like the way it turned out so far, yummy bright colours...lovely!


Christine from Auntie's quaint quilts nomanated me for the "you make my day award". Thank you Christine!
Now its my task to nominate 10 other wonderful bloggers. There are so many its hard to make a choice. There for I give you all a "you make my day award", because you know.....you are making my day!

Special message for May Britt: I'm working on my WISP, I do. There are so many people already on your list that have finished off WISP's, hope you can put my name on that list soon.

41 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow Corry! That is beautiful! Lucy x

Elly said...

Dit is zóóóó gaaf!!!! En dat met zakdoeken van meneer Zeeman, geweldig!

May Britt said...

great idea with the handkerchiefs.
Just send me a mail when your WISP is done :)

de vliegende koe said...

Wow, I think I need to pay Zeeman a visit too! What are you going to make of the colourfull pieces?
Congratulations on the award!

Nettie said...

wow, that's cool. Such fun colors and movement.

Guðrún said...

I would never have thought of using the handkerchiefs like that, beautiful result.

meggie said...

That is a good idea! Very effective.

Congratulations on the award.

said...

How great they look together:)

Ha.... you know, i live in portugal... and one of my dearest friends is dutch:)

Levin (and Emily) said...

what a brilliant use of hankies! and they are quite beautiful hankies - pity the quality wasn't great, but it made a fantastic patchwork.
cheers
l
x

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Wow you Are SO creative!!!!

groetjes van ingrid h.g. said...

Leuk idee!
Ik gebruik ook weleens van die gekleurde flanelle stofdoeken voor m'n quilts,....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is fabulous....what a fantastic idea...

Rein said...

Helemaal super!

Gina said...

what a fabulous idea. I'll have to start looking out for things like that

love and hugs xxx

Christine said...

Wow. Your hanky block is stunning. Can't wait to see more. You are making my day again.

Belém said...

Great idea to use the bandanas. The blocks are so springy

Rose Marie said...

What a clever idea! I've been wanting to do something with bandanas and what to do with them. You have solved the problem with the too thin material they are made of.

Euphoria said...

So cute and so clever!!!

kristin said...

what a great idea!! and it turned out beautifully. love all the color!! :)

Yummers! said...

What beautiful colors and they look lovely all sewn together.
Joni

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Just love those hankie blocks! So "gezellig"! My parents immigrated to Canada from Holland in the early 50's and married here. I just love all things Dutch :-). I have seen the blue and red hankies, but not all those lovely colours! Another reason to come to Holland one of these days.

Greetings from Canada,
Jacqui

Jeanne said...

You are so creative! You were able to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary! It's bright and colorful and makes me smile.

astrid said...

wow! who would have thought that from " the seaman"! ;-)) they are absolute your colors!

Tanya said...

What a fun project!!! Love the colors.

Tanya

atet said...

What a great way to use those bandanas -- or any other inexpensive fabric! Lovely colors!

Dees said...

Wow you are so clever!!!
WOW!!!wat geweldig!!!!Knap gedaan!
xoxo Dees

Beti Copetti said...

Beautiful! I used fabrics like these for purses.

Goiuri said...

Great idea!!

AnnieB said...

lovely idea with those hankies - it turned out great!

Jenny said...

The hankies caught my eye but as I was scrolling further down your blog I saw your Dutch print fabric and ribbon - 21 October post. Can you tell me where you buy that? I live near Eindhoven. You can email me at dutchjhy3@hotmail.com

Thanks

Leanne said...

You are very clever what a great idea they are certainly very colourful blocks.

Terry@quilt-nut said...

You have such an eye for color. Those blocks are going to be a eye popper. Love the bright colors. Terry

monique said...

What a great idea!
I also bought these hankies and we use them for that purpose, but this is a great way to use them.

Meggy said...

So clever and gorgeous too!

M. said...

Ha, daar moet je nou echt een artistieke blik voor hebben om bij het zien van deze zakdoeken (die ik trouwens ook elke keer weer zie bij Z.) gelijk aan een kunstwerk te denken! Prachtig gedaan. Van mij krijg je ook een award :)

Levin (and Emily) said...

by the way, you've been tagged. if you want to participate, check out my blog and you'll find out what to do. if you don't want to participate, you don't have to.
cheers
l
x

anne bebbington said...

This is just the perfect way to deal with lovely but flimsy fabric - they look so cheery

Heidi said...

This is THE cutest new quilt idea I have seen in ages! It looks like something my young grand niece would love as it is so bright and colorful. I may borrow your idea one day if you don't mind. I have one quilt partially cut out for her already. What a wonderful blog you have. I need to go back and look in your archives when I get time in the coming weeks.

Groetjes ~
Heidi

Blanje Bleu said...

Je zult het niet geloven, maar ze liggen bij mij al een paar maanden in de kast om ze ook als voor een quilt te gebruiken, is er alleen nog niet van gekomen...
Op mijn log kun je wel een quiltje zien gemaakt met andere zakdoekjes van zeeman.
En de kinderzakdoekjes die ik er vond die ook nog eens verwerkt moeten worden...

Mirre said...

Great going with the handkerchiefs!!

Ik heb wel eens zwart-witte Zeeman zakdoeken gebruikt voor m'n BackTack-knuffel!

prettywithribbons said...

very cute idea with the bandanas...it is very cheerful!