Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Looking back Vintage Quilts with island Batik

Looking Back Vintage Quilt
This month’s theme with Island Batik is Looking back at Vintage quilts.
Batiks are not vintage but more modern, so it was fun to think about ways to use them for something vintage.
I looked in pinterest and quickly found what I would do- a sunbonnet sue quilt! what’s more vintage than that??
I had a 10” square stack of Alpine Ice batiks and some matching yardage
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I got out 5 nice fabrics from the stack for the Sunbonnet Sue parts and lined them with fusible steam a seam lite2 by Warm company
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Then with my Sunbonnet Sue die
I cut out 5 sets
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I then diced to make an alternate 16 patch block and used the leftover fabrics and the small square from the 9” accuquilt QUBE set
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and with a white solid I cut out 9 1/2” squares and used the machine embroidery set by Marjorie from Accuquilt
and used 5 different files to applique down the Sunbonnet Sues, some of them didn’t use the fabric arms but just did embroidery.
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I then sewed together 4 16patch blocks
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Then sewed the top together
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And then I added borders to make it big enough, it’s now 37” x 37” (we were supposed to make a quilt larger than 35” x 35”)
I used the 1 1/2” strip die and the 4 1/2” strip die for the borders.
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Here’s the quilt all quilted
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around the Sunbonnet Sues I echo quilted and then outlined the blocks
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on the 16 patches I quilted curves, on the inner border I did bubbles (or snowballs!) and on the outer border I did feathers with a double line.
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Such a fun quilt!
I have a small give away too
I have some scraps of blue batiks and a 5” strip roll all Island Batik’s of course Smile
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Enter below

31 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

I have never made a sunbonnet sue or a vintage quilt but it sounds intriguing.
Love your version!

Gene Black said...

I have never made a Sunbonnet Sue quilt - but I have made a Trip Around the World quilt. Does that count as vintage?

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a cute little quilt! I need to add that AccuQuilt die to my wish list!

Susan McCormick said...

I have never made a Sun Bonnet Sue quiltvor a vintage quilt

Kathleen said...

Sun Bonnet Sue in snowy winter Island Batiks is just terrific. I love your choice for the vintage project. So much fun to see her as an Island Batik Ambassador in her own way. You can never tell what she will be up to!

Sherry @PoweredbyQuilting said...

So cute!!! I love Sun Bonnet Sue! I love the colors you chose too <3 Just darling!

Vicki in MN said...

A great vintage gone modern!

Barb said...

Love it....I have that die and in fact have enjoyed making these quilts. Yours is so lovely.

Kelly Grace said...

My Sunbonnet Sue quilt was embroidered Sues for each month of the year, and then I put those into an on-point setting. It has hung in my office/studio for years.

Rebecca said...

A good friend just brought a Sun Bonnet Sue to share I embroidered for her years ago... I love the bright colors I used in that quilt!

cjmont said...

i made a sunbonnet sue quilt with one sam, to be my granddaughter's big brother, almost 20 years ago. she still sleeps with that quilt.

Quilting Tangent said...

I never made a Sunbunnet Sue. Your quilt is so cute. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Ann said...

Cute remake of a classic. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy said...

Love your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs

teachpany said...

Adorable! I've made vintage inspired quilts, but not Sue. I have also finished vintage quilts for others. I'm glad I could make them usable.

Anita said...

A beauliful Sunbonnet Sue quilt, love the colors! I have never made one of those, but I have made a few other vintage inspired quilts.

Maureen Herstam said...

Visiting my aunt in South Dakota, I was struck by the sweetness of the Sunbonnet Sue quilts she made for her granddaughters and instantly fell in love with the pattern. Fast forward 50 years, and I am finally making my Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt. The labor of love will be gifted to the granddaughter of a friend. One block down, at least 5 more to go. Love the beautiful fabrics used and the 16 patches in between. Precious quilt!

tac73 said...

Althoigh I have not made a Sunbonnet Sue or vintage style quilt I would like to do so. Love yours with the batiks.

Nancy said...

That is a cute quilt. The fabrics are very nice.

Melody said...

Loved the sunbonnet sue

Joyce Carter said...

Your quilt is sooo cute Bea!
Yes, I have made several Sunbonnet Sue quilts.This is my favorite pattern to hand applique. I love this pattern and love making Sue with all different designs. Thank you for the giveaway.

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very cute quilt! I haven't made a sunbonnet quilt yet. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Your Sunbonnet Sue quilt is very sweet. What a lovely way to use batiks for a Vintage inspired quilt.

Bonnie58 said...

I love your Sue, Bea. She is on my bucket list, but haven't made it to her yet. This is giving me impetus. Thanks for sharing!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've stitched a few Sunbonnet Sue's for a box exchange a few years ago (we passed around boxes with our UFO in it, and everyone made a couple blocks, so that we could finish the quilts).

Unknown said...

I have not stitched a Sun Bonnet Sue, but I have a UFO that is a vintage inspired quilt. I think about 1/2 of the hand quilting is done. I also made twin sized quilts for each of my 3 daughters when they were growing up that were vintage inspired. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Ariane said...

I love how your little quilt turned out. The Sun Bonnet Sue blocks look amazing and you embroidered them so nicely. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

B Lee said...

I have made one "vintage" quilt, for my mom, but shhhhhh... it's a surprise for mother's day!!
bah1977@yahoo.com

Pamela Arbour said...

That is just darling. You were very creative with the fabric and guidelines that you had.

Pamela Arbour said...

I have made one traditional Sun Bonnet Sue and one Overall Sam.

Carol Andrews said...

I love doing vintage quilts, but have never done a Sunbonnet Sue or Sam. Someday?!?!