Friday, July 6, 2012
Sunbonnet Sue Revisited.
This is a true 1960's quilt, my mom hand appliqued - with a black embroidery floss running stitch - and hand quilted this quilt in about 1967-68. This was the first quilt in a series of four that my mom did for her daughters. I am the oldest and this quilt became mine.
I remember my mom coming in the house one spring afternoon and enlisting my help for a project. She had spotted a Sunbonnet Sue quilt hanging on an elderly neighbor's cloths line. We went with a sheet of notebook paper, pencil, and clipboard and while I held the clipboard behind the quilt she traced this Sunbonnet Sue pattern while the quilt was hanging on the clothesline.
Mom only purchased the white fabric for the backgrounds and the light blue for the borders. With four daughters she sewed most of our clothing and these Sue's were made out of the scraps from our sundresses, shorts, and shirts.
It is interesting to me because looking closely at the fabrics some of the them look very current with today's fabrics.
I was taking a closer look at this quilt because I recently made a little Sunbonnet Sue quilt for a friend. She wanted a dolly blanket/quilt for her granddaughter.