Redwork has always appealed to me. I have looked at old redwork quilts in museums and books. They often depict political figures, and social events of the time they were made. Many also picture domesticated animals.
Years ago I wanted to make a redwork quilt but I wanted it to mean something to me, to be a unique family keepsake. I thought redwork would be good for a Thanksgiving quilt. Each person in the family traced their hand on a piece of paper and designed their own turkey that could be stitched. I told them I would sew it just as it was drawn. We each went to a different room so we wouldn't influence each other. You can see the result. Someone evidently got out the bird identification book to help with his design. I had to simplify it a bit for stitching.
I love getting this fun quilt out every year! I didn't put a label on this so I don't know what year I made it, but I still remember the day that everyone worked on their drawings. I just love the way it turned out.
Yes, It has been pointed out to me that we will have to add a secondary quilt. I think I will wait a little longer until P. can design her own turkey. Stay tuned...