Rose Marie said yesterday that she was waiting to see what I was doing in redwork. So that got me to thinking, what exactly do I have in the works. Oh my gosh talk about a lot of irons in the fire. So here goes Rose Marie.
1. Redwork Snowmen bom. I'm stitching these with Sulky thread, they are a bit too Christmasy red for my liking, but oh well. I pulled these out last night and finished up 2 more blocks, which gives me 9 finished and only 3 more to do. Then to decide on how to set them.
I also did this same pattern for a friend in Australia, done with Needle Necessities overdyed floss. I just absolutely love this thread, the colours are stunning and it's a terrific thread to stitch with. (link in the side bar)
2. Winter Wonderland by Crab Apple Hills Designs. I suggested on my RedWorkStitchers yahoo group that, as so many members were buying the pattern, that we do it as a group bom. I've chosen a pale blue mottle fabric to stitch on and a Needle Necessities blue to stitch with. Are you getting the idea that I just love this thread?...lol.... It's going to be terrific to see these quilts finished, same pattern but so many different fabric and thread colour choices.
3. Herb bom done in, you guessed it, NN threads in greens.
4. A girlfriend sent me a pattern for an "Australiana" redwork quilt. So seeing as Australia is where I'm from, I thought it only right to have a quilt showing the beautiful flora and fauna from home. I have all the 25 designs traced onto the blocks, and am just waiting to hear back from the lady that I buy my thread from to make sure she has the colour that I'm wanting.
5. Bronwyn Hayes "Flowerbed quilt". I have 15 blocks completed and about another 7 or 8 to stitch. Although these are done in multi colours it is still oddly enough referred to as redwork.
As for the red and white fabrics that I posted yesterday, I plan on using those in a lap quilt. Another friend in Aussie sent me a pattern that I'd used in a workshop, that I want to use for these fabrics. I had a fiddle in EQ5 last night to try and create the design in there, but alas., I'm just not that clever. I have a lovely red Kona cotton that I'll use for the centre squares, that I'll embroider in white, (still need to decide on a desgn) and I'll use the reds and whites to set the red squares. I'm hoping I can get the fabrics cut soon, as I'd like to take it with me to quilt retreat, especially as some of the ladies have asked me to show them how it goes together. I do hope I can remember...
If I think of any more I'll give myself a headache, so there you go Rose Marie, I've confessed....lol.
Made progress on the "green" quilt yesterday, managed to get half of the machine quilting done.