I always keep a bag of 2 1/2" squares in a basket by my chair that I can hand sew together when I have nothing to work on , and I am bored. If I don't have something handy I will probably doze off and miss my favorite shows.My sister gave me a whole slew of 2 " squares that she cut by mistake. I saw them and said , I will never use them. Well after seeing them for a couple of years, I decided to sew them together by machine. It was surprisingly quick. She has since passed, and I couldn't part with it. Every time I see it, I think of her and the fun we had. The colors she had went together so well, and mad a pretty quilt.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Posted by freemanor at 3:12 PM
The trouble with making sunbonnet Sue quilts , is it is like playing paper dolls, when you were a kid. You can't stop cutting up the parts and outfits, and you get carried away. I made quite a few, and I would hate to tell you how many others I have now stored away for the next time I get the urge to try some more.I am just going to print all the different ones I made. When I ran out of groups of four, I did groups of two. and then just one for the center. Then I just build around them with borders, until I get to the size I want. I always like the quilt to be longer than wide, so sometimes I add a wider strip to get the desired length.
Posted by freemanor at 2:41 PM
Recently we had two new additions to the family. Both arrivals were girls I made a small heart block quilt,twin size for Mia in pinks.I wish I had made the block a little larger, as the heart would have been looked more pronounced. It is pretty though Their daughter is as cute as can be, and I hope she enjoys it.
The previous quilt was for a great, great granddaughter.
The quilt, I made for my great niece is a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, twin size. Her first name is Lia. It is a cute that they unknowingly chose similar names Lia is an adorable little girl.
Posted by freemanor at 2:01 PM