My daughter-in-law asked me to make a hankie box to go on the top of her dresser. She asked for it to have a quilt pattern on it, and sent me some color samples of their bedroom colors for it to match. This is the result:
The inner part of the box is made from medium PG maple plywood. The quilt pattern is 1/8" Baltic birch, painted with acrylic paints, and the edge trim is PG red oak hardwood. I finished it with a dozen or so coats of tung oil.
I made lots and lots of mistakes, and it’s far from perfect, but so am I, and she likes me anyway, so I think she’ll be okay with it.