Monday, August 30, 2010

My First Redwork

I thought my first redwork turned out pretty cute. I was trying to stay focused on a couple of other projects, but when I came across this towel in my sewing room I thought it would be a nice short break from quilting. The chickens are really the same size, it is my photography skills that need improving.


Saturday was yard sale day at the Stitchin' Post. They open up the back lot for people to sell their sewing and quilting supplies. I met Phyllis there and she directed me to what I love the most- vintage and reproductions. Check out this great pile I got for a pittance. Most FQers were 75 cents and I even found 2 pieces that were free!


Three books to add to my library for a mere $3 a piece.
I hope you all had a great weekend. We are trying to get the trim painted on our house (ugh!) but had a wonderful opportunity for a short road trip yesterday. I can't wait to tell you about it, although it doesn't have anything to do with quilting.

36 comments:

  1. Your redwork is quite lovely and you'd never know it was your first:)

    Great deals you picked up. Vintage and repros are my favorites too!!

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  2. I love your redwork. It's adorable. Those were great fabric finds, and lovely books. I wish they had a sale like that here.

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  3. Your redwork is adorable. Great fabric finds and great books too. You just have to love a good sale.

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  4. Your redwork is cute and happy. I giggled when I saw it.
    Those fabrics and books had your name on them. Specially "bits and pieces".

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  5. Wow - you got some fabulous buys!

    Your redwork towel is adorable - love the chickens.

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  6. I love your chickens!! And, the yard sale sounds like it would be alot of fun.

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  7. I love your red work! It is lots of fun to do. I think I have done more red work towels than anything else. What great deals you got! I'm jealous!

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  8. Your redwork is so cute! It gets addictive, and it's so easy to make something so cute. You got some great stuff there at the sale. And what a great price!

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  9. Cute redwork. Great fabrics you got at the sale. I have that "Bits and Pieces" book. You will enjoy it.

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  10. Lori your redwork looks great! wish I could find books for $3.00. You are one lucky girl.

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  11. Oh the chickens are SO cute! Nice job :o)

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  12. I can't seem to work up my nerve for redwork...it's too much like embroidery! LOL. Yours is darling, though. Love the vintage and repro fabrics; you can never have too many!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  13. Your little redwork towel is so cute, and such nice stitching for your first effort. So....maybe there's a redwork quilt in your future.

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  14. I like your chickens towel. So cute. That is a nice gesture for the shop to host the yard sale. My tastes change and I would love a chance to cull my stash and send the refugees to a nice new home. Once I donated four whole bins of fat quarters to my old quilt guild to use as door prizes for their quilt bingo.

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  15. Your first redwork is so nice that I'll wait for you sercond, third....
    Hugs

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  16. Well Lori your redwork is lovely and I would have never known it was your first go at it. And your finds at the yard sale are wonderful. I would have loved to have gone to it myself.

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  17. Your redwork is lovely, and fun fabrics nice little stach going on there! Your certainly got a bargin with those quilt books---Now your want to do list will grow! Tee-hee! Carolyn

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  18. That's a good idea to have an area for the sale of unwanted quilting items. Looks like you got some good buys.
    And I see you got your towel embroidered with a very cute chicken design. Would make a good gift if you made more.

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  19. You scored big time at the sale!!

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  20. that redwork towel is just adorable!
    good for you
    oh love that electric blue piece of fabric in the upper left hand corner
    what a bargain good for you!
    great books too btw!
    Kathie

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  21. Your redwork looks great...looks like you picked up some fabulous bargains too!

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  22. I have the bits and Pieces book and still want to make... one... or a few... I was planning the first but then you did a new stitch a long and I did not get to it LOL

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  23. Cute chickens!!!

    Wonderful bargain finds there!!!

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  24. SCORE!! What great buys!! Lucky you!
    Paulette

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  25. Oh your redwork is so, so cute! Great towel to work with as well. Lori your fabric is divine to the extreme. I want to just pick it up and feel it. Oh loverly. You know those pinks are fantastic and love those blues in the upper left corner.

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  26. Cute redwork, I love embroidered dish towels. What a good idea to have a garage sale for quilt items, I would have way to much fun at one of those.

    Happy Sitching,
    Cheri

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  27. Cute chicks, great fabric picks, and fantastic prices on those books. (I have the middle one too.) Your weekend couldn't have been any better.

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  28. Your redwork looks great! What wonderful bargains.

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  29. Love your little chickens!!!
    Don't even tell me you got the book Bits And Pieces for $3.....I have bought multiples (some for gifts).....you got a GREAT deal on that!!!

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  30. Your red work tea towel is so cute - cluck cluck
    great job on the fabric and books - a nice selection of both!

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  31. I love doing redwork. Your towel is really cute. Love the hens and eggs. I'm jealous of your bargains too. Wow, 75 cents for FQ's. That's a super deal. I don't think I'd be able to walk away from those.

    Gail

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  32. I think your redwork is very cute and I am a little jealous of all your bargains. Well done.

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  33. Your redwork looks great. I love those chooks!

    Wow, what bargains you came home with! Gorgeous fabrics and those books!!!!

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  34. Your towel is cute...you do very well for a first time. How fun to to find such a great sale. I love your fabrics.

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  35. Have you got the stitchery bug after doing the chickens? They look really great. Fabulous loot you picked up for a bargain.

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