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Thread: Redwork Embroidery Quilt - Started in 1899 - Finished in 2011

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    Member Bessie's Avatar
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    I purchased this redwork quilt top on Ebay last year and it has a block that indicates it was started in 1899. I believe this was used as a summer sheet as the edges were hemmed. The thread was extremely strong on the hems, and I had to unpick each stitch one at a time. I had my long-arm quilter, Vivian Abrigg, quilt it using an overall clamshell design. Once the binding was in place, I immediately washed and dried it to get that crinkled look of an old quilt. I love the way it came out. This was a gift to my dearest friend who loves redwork.
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    112 years and it is finally finished. I wonder if that is a record. It is beautiful. You did a wonderful job with it. Thank goodness you saved it

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    Wow, I love old quilts. This one is a treasure. You sure have a lucky friend.

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    That is truly special!

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    Lucky you! Your quilt is just gorgeous!

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    Awesome!

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    Neat! You really like your friend! :)

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    What a find! This is a gorgeous quilt. I'm so glad you rescued it. The embroidery work is exquisite.

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    Beautiful !! :-)

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    Very beautiful quilt. I think that the clamshell design was a great choice for the quilting. Lets the redwork "take center stage".

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