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.
We have a silly way in our family…we say, ‘love you anyway’. That being said, you are just getting better and better if that’s even possible. The box is just lovely and I’ll bet you dollars to donuts she notices not even ONE mistake. Nice work, Ruth!
On the top? They’re actually multiple flat pieces – there are 4 strips with angled ends framing the design on top, then 4 rectangular strips glued to the sides of the box top that extend 1/8" up to surround the frame. Since they’re hardwood, once they were glued on and sanded they kind of blended together, but you can still see the seam lines if you look closely.
The sides aren’t mitered either, just sanded to blend in to each other.
Everything I have seen you make is just stunning. I have never had much luck with sewing, but thinking that a good understanding of Kumiko, and the designs worked into quilting, could be really amazing. Thank you for the introduction to that rabbit hole too!