Tuesday, April 15, 2008

This does not surprise me.

There is a book/CD with patterns for redwork portraits of the U.S. Presidents. Redwork is an embroidered outline of a picture, sewn (worked) in red thread; it was popular in the 1930s and 1950s and popular again among those who like to make reproduction period quilts. Quilts are usually themed--baby animals, state flowers or birds, scenes from colonial life, etc--and usually consist of embroidered blocks with strips of plain fabric between them.

You can get a head start on the 2008 election by making a Hillary or Barack redwork block with a free pattern.

Apparently no one has considered the possibility that McCain might win in November. That's the part that doesn't surprise me.

And no, I'll not be making a McCain quilt.

I did buy a used copy of the book at Amazon; the Reagan portrait could be a good starting place for something eventually.

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