Redwork Beauty and the Beast
When Beauty and the Beast came out in 1991, we took our niece, Andrea, to see it. When the new version came out in 2017, she and her husband took us to see it. Opening weekend both times, of course. How cute is that?!!
Owning a cross stitch and framing store during that time, by bestie fell in love with all things B&B. She started collecting B&B items, and especially all things Belle. We decided that we NEEDED to create a quilt with redwork and Belle, and this is what we came up with. We used one of her coloring books and a light box, and traced all the designs on muslin. Then we started cross stitching them with the redwork outline stitch, and added a lightweight interfacing on the back as each square was completed. Fast forward to 2017, and I recalled that this quilt top has never been completed beyond this stage:
There are seven rows of five squares surrounded by a red floral/paisley sashing. The heading picture is a close-up of a pillowcase/envelope that I made to go with the quilt top. At this point, this quilt top should definitely move from the UFO – unfinished object – to being quilted and useable. Don’t you think?! Here are a few of our favorite scenes from the original movie that show some of the details.
Now the debate is how should it be quilted? Any opinions or advice? What do you think about adding some borders to make it a bit wider/more useable? We would love to hear from you! And we would love to have you add your email address to ensure you hear how this turns out . . . ~smile~ Thanks!