Monday, December 7, 2015

So Sue Me!

Sunbonnet Sues
63 x 78

These blocks were swapped in 2009. They were my first attempt at fusible applique and I really didn't like them after I made them but swapped anyway.  We could use any Sunbonnet Sue pattern and white on white background. We were supposed to use fusible applique and then machine stitch around the shapes.   

Luckily after the swap I had the same amount of them facing different directions so I could alternate blocks.   A couple of years ago I sashed them with some 30s reproductions and "that green".  I had some 3 inch 9 patches in 30s from another swap so I threw some of those in too.  And so the top has been sitting around for another couple of years.  I really don't like the stiffness of the fused interfacing but figured a quilt is better than wasted blocks. 

So, I quilted it on my plain Jane DSM with some three petaled flowers and on the dress and bonnet I quilted some really tiny 3 petaled flowers...really tiny. 

I didn't quilt into the arm and shoes so they sort of stand out as 3D.  All that quilting in Sue kind of softened the fusible interfacing.  

I used a vintage sheet on the back. 

My husband and I are from large families and our siblings are all becoming grandparents many times over so I'm sure there will be a girl baby coming along soon that will need a quilt that's perfect for crawling around on. 

I can cross another UFO off my list. 

Linking up today to:
and a new one


Cathy said...

Go, Cathy, go! See Cathy sew. You've been a sewing and finishing machine these last few weeks. Another cute one!

Mary Huey said...

Love the setting!!

beth s said...

this quilt is wonderful! Love all your quilting. Great job!

Julianne said...

You are the finish it up QUEEN!

Ann said...

It's interesting how these soften up when quilted and washed. A perfect baby quilt. And always nice to have a short stack on hand!

nestki said...

I feel the same way you do about fusible interfacing. I did it once, and fortunately it was for a wall hanging. I am glad the dense quilting softened up your Sunbonnet Sues. As always, I love your color choices.

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt! Congrats on another finish!!

gayle said...

You finish more quilts than anyone I've ever seen! (And I say that as a person who starts more quilts than anyone I've ever seen...)
That's gonna be a lucky girl baby!

Mystic Quilter said...

A lovely quilt - did you machine buttonhole around the shapes? I have fused my teapots and now need to stitch them down!

Vic in NH said...

That depression green truly adds a note of authenticity to this 1930's showcase. You have made a real winner out of a handful of blocks that were going nowhere, so congratulations!!

Leila said...

Ha! Love your post title. My first quilt was made with 1930s fabrics and I still have a real soft spot for them. Beautiful quilt!