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

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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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    Beautiful

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    Redwork is so Beautiful. This is a awesome quilt .

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    Quote Originally Posted by momcpo
    Wow, I love old quilts. This one is a treasure. You sure have a lucky friend.
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    What a treasure! It is wonderful.

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    OMG! This is so beautiful! What a find on ebay! Just one question though: CAN I BE YOUR FRIEND TOO! lol

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    Ooooh, I love that!
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    Wow. What a find.

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    Beautiful quilt! What a great friend you are!!

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    GORGEOUS SO GLAD IT FOUND A GOOD HOME

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    It couldn't be more lovely.

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    Ok..so I don't feel so bad about my UFO's LOL!

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    What a treasure!

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    What a great treasure!

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    Gorgeous quilt! I am so glad you were able to rescue it and finish it up. I love old quilts. I don't think I could have been a good enough friend to give it away. I hope your friend know how lucky she is.

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    Your quilt is beautiful glad it is finished after all these years.

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