Friday, January 16, 2015

Finish It Up Friday...Sunbonnet Sue and More To Do

This week's finish was a joint effort.  My great-great grandmother Semedia made these Sunbonnet Sue quilt blocks. My mom ended up with them and decided to make them into multiple projects for many family members to enjoy.
 Then we put them away for awhile.  In the meantime my grandmother passed away and my mom had two more children.  So, when they were pulled out again we had to do some shuffling to figure out how many and who.
One wallhanging is now DONE!  I machine pieced them and my mom hand quilted it.  I even thought about it ahead of time and got hanging corners put on the back!
 It is so fun to look at the fabrics my great-great grandmother used and the AMAZING blanket stitches she did by hand. 
 I don't know if this counts as a finish or not.  Mom and I got she and dad's headboard in place.  For Christmas I found her some half doors to use.  We were able to just stick them between the wall and the bed and they aren't moving about. 
 Next on my sewing list...a bit of purple!
Alissa

6 comments:

  1. I love the bedroom photo with the wonderful door headboard - wonderful idea! The log cabin quilt on the bed is also beautiful.

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  2. The log cabin quilt was from before I began quilting. Mom says I can make her a new one anytime ;)

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  3. Love the sunbonnet sue's.... nothing says 'quilt' like sunbonnet sue's. What a sweet way to treasure your grandmother's work. I've never seen hanging corners before... what a great idea. And love your mom's new headboard.

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    1. Thanks! I really like the hanging corners. I had a piece of lathe board and just cut it down to the right length. It is hanging on two nails just fine :)

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  4. You all are doing a great job with these! And I just have to smile because I am currently hand quilting my Great Grandmother's Dresdens,20 blocks made into 5 small quilts, one for each of my sisters and my Mom :)

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    1. Thanks! It is so neat to have some of a past generations handy work!

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