Sunbonnet Sues

Even though this project started over a year ago, I have to document all the work that went into this quilt.  I was commissioned to make a sunbonnet sue quilt using scraps from smocked dresses made in the 1980.  Tons of scraps were given to me, with not a ton of specific instructions.  I was free to play with applique and embroidery, two of my favorite mediums, to make a full/queen size quilt.  The only true instruction was that the only fabrics to be used were the scraps and kona snow.finished sue top

Watching marathons of Criminal Minds, I individually appliqued and embroidered each block with whatever design hit me while making them.  36 individual Sues.

ss7 ss6 ss5 ss4 ss3 ss2 ss1 ss11 ss10 ss9 ss8I only took these individual pictures.  36 seemed like too much picture taking.  Regrets?  Maybe.

I sent the quilt top out to Pam Biswas to long arm quilt.  She did a magnificent job.  Each block was quilted in very small different designs.

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The final quilt was so pretty.  I decided that this is the perfect heirloom type of quilt.  So many memories that will last for hopefully a long time.  Thanks, Jan for asking me to make this.  I learned so much.

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Now, making the 4 matching pillows…