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.