Friend Laurel found this piece of Redwork at a flea market several years ago and recently asked if I would turn it into a wall hanging. Despite some minor yellowing and general frailty, this piece of needlework looks great with its new border and some cross-hatch quilting. I think it will be good for another 50 years. Laurel is going to sell this at the "Day in the Country" market in Oak Brook July 1. It will be interesting to see how this sells; Laurel has some additional redwork pieces in her treasure chest!
It's satisfying to restore an older piece. All aspect of quilting - preparation, cutting, piecing, basting, marking, quilting, and binding - are things I need to do on a daily basis. To have a reason to do any of them, like for this piece, is even more satisfying.