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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:
http://www.quiltbus.com/redwork.htm or
http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/redwork.htm

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