The first quilt is a 'Red Ware' (I think that is what they call it, please correct me if I am wrong) quilt made for my dad, so over 70 years ago. I think the quilting was machined because the stitches are quite even. the Red stitching are various nursery rhymes in a circle in the centre and then around the outside too. when I acquried this quilt back in the '80's the edges were all frayed and torn. So I trimmed them up and made a binding for it. Or course back then I didn't know how to sew a binding on properly so you can see my lovely stitching on the back. I remember having this on my bed when I was a kid! Oh gosh does that make me vintage now???the second quilt is one my mom had for years and gave to me last summer. She thought maybe I could 'fix'it. It is a wonderful 9 patch quilt. I love the vintage fabrics and its simplicity. This one is definitely hand stitched and well loved. there seemed to be a white fabric that was used with the red patches that has worn away.
while i am at my sisters this week (she is recovery from surgery and I get to be her nurse) I will take some photos of even more our Genevieve's quilts. I know my sister has a few more and my mom has a beautiful appliqued red poppy one that I use to use as a bed spread. Can't wait to see it again.
until then. Enjoy all the other VTT blogs
Update: Oct 11/09 the Red Work patterns are designed by Ruby Short McKim who published them in the Kansas City Star newspaper in the 1920-1930's