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.
Watching marathons of Criminal Minds, I individually appliqued and embroidered each block with whatever design hit me while making them. 36 individual Sues.
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.
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.
Now, making the 4 matching pillows…