Saturday, December 27, 2008
Speaking of Pillows
I once bought a redwork embroidered quilt top which had been used as a drop cloth. Yes, you read it correctly, a drop cloth. At the time, redwork was all the rage. I was stunned that the cloth had been so disrespected. Cutting carefully, I was able to salvage most of the motifs. Many of the larger ones were sold. I kept these wise owls as they reminded me of those we had in our barn when I was a kid. Keeping watch from their small pillow, I hope they'll impart wisdom to my design efforts!
To view redwork designs and read about its history, go to: