So part of my Winter Sewing over my break from teaching was to quilt these darn Sun Bonnet Sues for our friend.
Why'd it take me so long??? Good question!
Quite honestly I was scared! (I was!)
I mean these were made in 1940 and someone else's heirlooms were in my hands!
I'm a hobby quilter...in "real" life I'm a second grade teacher.
But I DID IT!!
The smaller one I stitched-in-the-ditch the Sues and cross-hatched the background.
The next quilt was QUEEN size.
After a LOT of thinking...I finally decided to pantograph this one!
Well.....the seams were thin and some even needed resewing as there were holes.
Next, the fabric was old. I wondered how much quilting it could withhold?
I remet with my friend and asked her what her purpose of the quilt was?
Her answered that they wanted to use it....eventually passing it down to their grand-daughters.
I also had to keep their budget in mind.
So I chose a light, loopy flower pantograph that mimicked many of the flowers in the Sue's dresses.
Here's the clincher! Geuss which quilt was their favorite! Yep! the one I pantographed!! OMG!! Have you ever sat on a project for months...contemplating??? When in the end, the project was much easier than you made it. (I mean they didn't know you are "not suppose" to quilt over applique.)
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