Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Redwork



Redwork is also a very nice hand project to take along. It doesn't need much space and is very relaxing to do. I made this “Red work Splasher” on our trip in the US. I found this nice vintage pattern in the book "Four block quilts" by Terry Clothier Thompson.

I used ecology cloth as background and DMC 304 thread. Which gives a very vintage feel.



Lucy

17 comments:

Beth said...

Very pretty Lucy. I am quite fond of redwork myself. Good to see you back blogging again. It was nice meeting you and Bonnie at the Sisters show too!

siteseer said...

I never knew that was called 'redwork'. I love the 'antique'ness of it. Nice job

Judy said...

Oh how wonderful Lucy~! I love redwork but have never made any of it myself.

Moorea said...

How sweet! You certainly got alot done on your trip. Did you get to drive at all? My husband likes to do all the driving when we travel.

Bonnie said...

Ohhhh!!! I love how you hung it with the red ribbons! It looks great in your vintage 1940's kitchen :c) Fun for me to see your canisters and your eggs just sitting there.

I also love the leaded glass in your windows. So pretty how the light comes in from the back garden!

Bonnie

Karen said...

Very nice Lucy. Tell me, do you put anything (muslin, interfacing, etc.) behind your fabric, before stitching, so the threads don't show through?

Vert Cerise said...

So vintage !!
I agree with you about the relaxing effect of redwork and the thing I like too it's that we can stitch even if we can't sit down. Since few weeks, I must stay in bed so I started a redwork project...

Bizarre Quilter said...

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Loz in Oz

a simple quilter said...

Very sweet!

La Tea Dah said...

It's lovely, Lucy, and looks beautiful in your kitchen. I like how you have it displayed. I have tried redwork several times on tea towels. I enjoy doing it because I don't have to change thread colors! I'm just finishing up a second pillow case with cross-stitching in several colors. I'm tired of changing threads!

Christine said...

That looks beautiful and I love your dishcloth too.

cheers
Christine

vivi said...

hi lucy!
i have been asking myself how to make these dishclothes;you gave me the answer :)
i will try them with my mum soon, she also loves knitting
bigbig kisses, bye
vivi

Patty said...

Very pretty Lucy. I love red work and a while back did a quilt using a very deep red for the embroidery. It was mother and daughter sunbonnet designes. I do need to quilt it though. all pieced and put together, just needs to be put in the frame and quilted

Anonymous said...

looks great Lucy!
I love looking at Redwork but have to admit didn't enjoy it when I tried it a few years ago.
Kathie

Carolien said...

Lovely red work, Lucy! It fits in perfectly with your tins etc. as well, it's nice to see ...

Have a nice weekend & groetjes, Carolien

Lea said...

Oh, This is Soooooooo cute! Well done, Lucy! I love it!

Heidi said...

What a sweet design! Redwork is so much fun to do. I am making a redwork memory quilt for my mother. Red is her favorite color and she came up with the idea of using redwork to make memory blocks from the whole family. I love your wallhanging.

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi