A couple years ago my sister gave me some vintage redwork embroidery our Mom gave to her; sis never did anything with it so passed it to me. Mom got it from her mother's home but Grandma did not do the work; I think it was a friend of Grandma and probably done in the '30's or '40's. There are about 20 pieces wrapped in an old feed sack with a printed label; I got 2 "treasures" in one. I would like to make them into a quilt or 2 or a quilt with pillow shams. Any ideas out there? Any books you can recommend? Any resources for replica vintage fabrics that would match?
A year ago I received a "treasure" from my mother-in-law; she moved into a nursing home and we were cleaning out her house to ready it for sale. I told her there was only one thing I really wanted in the house---a grandmother's flower garden quilt top that her grandmother (my husband's great-grandmother) had hand sewn. She told me "yes" and where it was stored. Wow! all those tiny hexagons by hand; some hexagons were pieced to make a whole hexagon. I think this, too, was sewn in the '30's or '40's. It was in very good shape as it had never been layered and, thus, never used. A year ago I layered it and hand quilted around all 3 circles of each flower. I found replica vintage fabric for a border. It is beautiful! I will hand it down to my daughter and she to my grand-daughter. I am blessed.
Happy quilting from northern Wi.