Thursday, October 26, 2017

a bit of sunbonnet fun

As you may have seen before, I made these sunbonnet sue blocks last year for the rainbow QAL, it was fun!

sunbonnet blocks

I got the die for sunbonnet Sue from Accuquilt and also the embroidery set for it. (Marjorie’s)

I played around in EQ with different ideas,

plain borders


a scrappy sashing with solid border?


or scrappy geese with a solid sashing?

This was the layout I decided on, but instead of black I chose a beige print


I made the geese borders and sashing and binding strips all at once, then got to this point and realized I was out of fabrics! I can cut one sashing strip too few and since it’s 9” blocks, the sashing is 2 1/4” done, so cut 2 3/4” and my binding strips were 2 1/2”!!

sunbonnet blocks

So I just HAD to place another order with connecting threads and even though I needed less than a yard, I felt I needed more solid white, then these other two fabrics just jumped in the cart too! Solveig and Sonja wants something made from the cat reindeer fabric and I had planned a shirt of the bottom floral, but now I’m thinking I’d rather try a OBW quilt again!

connecting threads

well I DID finish the top and it looks great!!

now I just need to quilt it!

sunbonnet blocks3

If you want to get your own die from Accuquilt click here

GO! Sunbonnet Sue (55061)

and the embroidery files by Marjorie

GO! Sunbonnet Sue Embroidery Designs CD by Marjorie Busby

Accuquilt also has a SALE going on right now on selected dies!

-I’m an affiliate for Accuquilt, so if you buy anything thru my links, I get a small commission

(which of course I use to buy more fabrics with!! ha ha)


QuiltShopGal said...

Adorable. Did you know Penny's (EQ) favorite quilt designs are Sunbonnet Sue ?


Liza said...

nice post

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I love the flying geese for the border. It really showcases the quilt beautifully.