Redwork Quilt from my Past!

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February 25, 2019 by kittynh

Long ago before wool felting and other crafts, I was a quilter.

My friends owned a quilt shop.  They were also quilt historians, in that they collected old Redwork q

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The Marshmallow quilt

uilts, and would publish the patterns they drew up from the old blocks.

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Simple outlines, Rework had a revival

I admit to a love for the “Alice in Wonderland” illustrations by John Tenniel.  During the brief Redwork quilt revival in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, I designed my own Alice Redwork quilt.  My friends wanted to adapt the pattern for their shop. I gladly gave them my blessing, as they have been wonderful friends.

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The lost Alice, now found again.

I made two Alice quilts, one a small wallhanging, and the other a miniature. I framed the miniature a few. years ago, but lost track of the wall hanging.  I let my friends use the wall hanging for their shop, and basically forgot about it.

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Miniature version

Happily,  just last week, I received the Alice wall hanging back.  It had indeed been lost, and then found, on a shelf.  I am happy now to be able to offer the wall hanging to my daughter, and the miniature can live with me a bit longer.

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I also pulled out a Rework quilt I made from the “Marshmallow the Bunny” book.  I made my quilts just for fun.  But it is nice that the Alice Redwork adaptation has allowed many people to make their own Tenniel inspired quilt.

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One thought on “Redwork Quilt from my Past!

  1. sgerbic says:

    So beautiful Kitty!

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