Mother Goose Redwork
It's a finish!
44 x 56
The redwork doesn't show up very well in the above photo but the hand quilting does.
The Ruby Short McKim series of redwork illustrations appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on Sundays in 1920. And on Sundays in 2015 Martha at Q is for Quilter reproduced the patterns.
I traced the illustrations on to muslin and stitched them with red perle #8
I bordered them with some red 30s reproduction fabrics.
I guess you could mistake Mother Goose as a witch. She's riding a broom and not a goose. Goose must have been off laying a golden egg or something the day this illustration was made.
I finished the top back in February 2017 and I could never figure out how to quilt it so it sat around for awhile.
Last month I started hand quilting with white perle #12.
The back was a print with some nursery rhyme characters.
And now it will go into the hope chest and be a gift for my first great grandchild someday. And to go along with the quilt is an old Mother Goose book I received as a baby shower gift when I was pregnant with my first born who is now 47. Time flies!