Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunbonnet Sue

A nice gift for the girl newborn baby, Sunbonnet Sue crib quilt, she has been designed in quilts since the 1900. Sunbonnets have definite characteristics and folklore, the face is forever hidden and they are always doing something.


Materials: 1/2 yard of white for blocks; small pieces of print and solids for the appliques'; 1/3 yard print for sashing; 3'' x 27'' of print for the corner squares; 1/2 yard print for the borders; 1 yard print or solid for backing; 3/4 yard for the binding; 45'' x 36'' batting. (all fabric is 45'' wide)
Make a applique' template for each numbered part (in first photo), make a template of the full figure also. From white fabric cut four foundation blocks 15'' x 11'', press two guideline creases into each block; 21/2'' from the bottom; 21/2'' from the left edge. Match the guideline crease to the outline of each applique'.


First stitching should be done to the hand, applique' it to the arm, and the band to the bonnet. Note in block A and B the balloons are behind the bonnet so therefore they must be appliqued first before Sue herself. Using the graphics in photo #2 place the pieces in the approximate spots for all four blocks. Applique'.
Crosscut the 3'' x27'' into 9 3'' x 3'' corner squares, cut sashing fabric into 4 3'' x 45'', crosscut these into six 15'' x 11''. Sew 11'' to the corner blocks and the 15'' sashing strips to the blocks. (between blocks) Sew rows together.



From the border fabric, cut two side borders, each 3'' x 35'' and top and bottom borders each 3'' x 31''. Sew side borders to sash. Following the quilt mark, lightly draw lines inside each block. Smooth batting over backing, rt side down, center quilt on top with quilt right side facing up. Quilt the quilting lines. Trim the batting and backing. Cut and piece a double border, 2 1/2'' wide, overlapping corners by 2 1/2'', with appliqued side of quilt, pin the rt side of double border, stitch, miter corners. Turn double border over quilt edge, blind stitch to quilt. Using a permanent pen mark the back of the quilt with your name, saying, birth date of baby and baby's name.
Special thanks to Ms Wolff.
C&G Design



7 comments:

tina said...

Very nice bit of movement in the finished product. I hope you are feeling better.

Skeeter said...

Great quilt for a baby girl!

Jean said...

Great baby gift and keepsake for the baby.

Hope both you girls are feeling better.

Dawn if you go to www.pressherald.com they have a video of a a rehearsing of the Nutcracker. Don't know if you get to see Madame in it or not as I have not watched it yet as I just read it in the paper and my OCD (are you listening Skeeter) does not allow me to change my morning rotuine. I'll check it out later in my "open" time. LOL

Dawn said...

Hi guys, No, not feeling better, I'm canceling Madames activities after school today. I just got up in about 1 hour it will be 24hrs since I ate. Face, chin, lips....swollen and tight. Just keep waiting, taking meds, maybe time to head off and have a cup 'o soup.

Skeeter said...

Yes Jean, you stinker, I am listening. I am not alone I see...

Skeeter said...

I only saw Miss Clausson dancing. She is tallented....

CC said...

A beautiful quilt. I love anything with Sunbonnet Sue and this is specially pretty.