Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Finish


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This month it was my goal that whatever else I did I wanted to finish quilting the quilt I was making for my four year old grand niece. I delivered it to her today and her reaction was I think what every quilter loves, a delight with her quilt, it warmed my heart no end.

Her Nan – my sister opens up the quilt for her to view.

Photo of quilt

Full view

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt photo

Up close inspection of front

Quilt photo

Feeling the back which is a lovely double minky. She always takes over her Nana’s quilt when she visits because she loves the soft backing, so hers has a soft backing too!

photo of quilt backing

And what we love to do with a quilt, roll up in it and keep warm. It is winter here after all in New Zealand!

Photo of quilt enjoyment

Around the edge I quilted some of Scarlett’s female genealogy. So I started with her name and then quilted all those women who went before her back seven generations  to Magdalena who arrived in Nelson from Germany in 1842 on the Skiold.

Quilt photo

And the seventh generation back

Quilt photo.

It’s nice to finish this, my shoulders, wrists and elbow are feeling it, but so worth it!


7 thoughts on “Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Finish

  1. Hi Kathryn! That is just so, so, SO cool! What a clever idea going back seven generations of women who came before Scarlet. Hmm, I’ll have to give that a try on a quilt for Addison sometime. I’m not that good at quilting names – maybe if I wrote it out with a temporary marking pencil. Your Sunbonnet Sue’s are so nice and diverse, and I know how nice that Minky backing feels. Did you have any issues quilting with it? I’ve been afraid to give it a try but I know Addison just loves the feel of it. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thanks Roseanne. Writing on a quilt is actually quite easy because we are so used to writing its in our brain and hand, but… I did just do it with temporary marker first to make sure it fit. For the Minky I used French fuse on the back as a stabiliser as suggested by Leah Day and it sure helped a heap. I have used cuddle fleece which isn’t so hard to deal with but the minky has that slidey feel on the wrong side of it. So I’d definitey recommend Leah Day’s suggestion of the French fuse. I can’t get it here, so had to buy from her but still was worth it.

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