While expecting my grandchild, my daughter-in-law began planning
the nursery. She decided to go with a Raggedy Ann theme, not using
the cutesy fabrics with the Raggedy dolls on it, but a red and
white (cream) striped fabric that said "Raggedy Ann and Andy" in
red on the red stripes. She fell in love with the redwork quilts
we had seen at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. We found
only one book that had some redwork raggedys in it, and some cream
fabric with red outline drawings of old fashioned children playing,
which looked like redwork. Then, later we found a red fabric with
cream line drawings on it to add to our collection.
Our next stop was the bookstore to get a Raggedy
Ann book. I traced some of the drawings from the book, copied and
enlarged them on my copy machine, until they were the right size
for the spaces in the quilt where they were going to be placed.
My original idea was to embroider them by hand in the redwork
style, but realized that it was going to take too much time and
the baby was almost due!