Wednesday, March 10, 2021
29 blocks from my vintage redwork block collection. I am guessing at c 1900 for these. Some designs were available commercially and some as you can tell are original designs by the maker.
Click HERE for the patterns. Redwork is a fun take along when traveling or for those times when you have to wait for appointments. I like to do them while I watch TV also.
Trace the patterns using a light box or a window. I use a red permanent pen Sakura Pigma Micron.
Use a good quality fabric such as Kona Cotton Quilt Fabric
Cut 10 inch squares and trim after stitching. Use your favorite embroidery stitch. I usually use the stem stitch.
Friday, March 5, 2021
Years ago I wanted to make patterns for my redwork quilts and blocks. I did share one set long ago.
I ran across files where I had them ready to share, but why I did not post to the blog is a mystery.
I love redwork and have purchased many quilts and many blocks over the years. I love these from an unfinished top in my collection, dated 1932. Click HERE and you will have all 30 of the line drawings to stitch your own.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Original Design by Emma Andres
Collection of the Arizona Historical Society
Emma planned, designed, hand embroidered, and hand quilted this quilt. The top was completed in 1938.
Now in the collection of the Arizona Historical Society-Tucson.
48 States Redwork Quilt
Emma purchased the patterns from the Home Arts Needlecraft Company.
Emma hand embroidered all the blocks, which took about a year.
Note the broken needle saved in the scrapbook. This is my favorite quilt, I have a real
Thursday, April 25, 2019
This was Emma's original design. Took over a year to complete.
The scrapbook says she dye the brown fabric around the pictures.
When Emma entered the quilt in the local fair years after it was completed, much was made about the swastika design in the border. Of course most know the swastika design was not recognized as bad until after WWII. The swastika was use in native Indian designs.
Double Wedding Ring (top only)
Emma's scrapbook says the Sister at the House of Good Shepherd quilted the top.
Emma donated to the quilt to the Altar Society, it raised $36.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Stearn's and Foster Company Quilting Hoop
Friday, November 2, 2018
Emma's notes say she got the idea from a quilt some tribe of Indians had made for Mrs. Fortner.
Hand pieced and hand quilted.